Sally has been tasked with making the commenting feature in her company’s webapp be threaded up to 5 levels instead of only 2 levels. As she makes adjustments to the code, she collects an unprecedented number of browser tabs. Some of them point at her company’s production site, while others point at her development environment. In many of them, she enabled “super-user” mode, so she could more freely play with her app while making her changes.
So she goes on coding and messing with the data for most of the afternoon. She’s about ready to wrap up and head home for the evening when her boss walks in and asks, “Sally, lots of comments have gone missing. Do you know what happened?” Sally felt like she had swallowed a sack of doorknobs. In the midst of her coding spree, she mixed up some of her browser tabs and accidentally deleted live data. A lot of live data.Read on →