The Support Authority, Why testing in production is a common and costly technical malpractice
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Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: February 02, 2011
Do you know what affects the stability of your enterprise IT infrastructures? This article discusses a common characteristic that the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server SWAT team has observed while assisting clients with complex situations: either they do not have a separate test system, or the test system they do have is substantially different than their production system. If this is a characteristic that your environment shares, then you need to be aware of the destabilizing nature of this "malpractice" – and you need a plan for addressing the situation to improve stability. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.
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