I’ve been doing a little development lately in addition to my regular job tasks. Nearly all of this has been leading-edge stuff. One thing that’s struck me: Good gosh, testing a one-line code fix requires several minutes.Development goes in phases between maintainable and productive, usually hitting one of those extremes in the process.[ The art of programming moves rapidly.
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Many of us have engaged in rapid application development (RAD), where making a change and getting it to production all happens from an IDE (or not) and takes seconds. On the other hand, we’ve all seen catastrophic production outages, when some developer pushes an item to production that shouldn’t be there. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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