I have only one qualification for production code:
- Is someone going to complain if I take it down?
If the answer to that is yes, it's production. Often times, I point someone to one of my test servers, and they decide to send links to other people, suggesting it's available to use ... typically without informing me. Once I know they've done so, I can set up redirection and such back to a legitimate server. (if they send the URL to someone external, I typically find out, because there's the question of why they can't get past the firewall, but one of my test servers needs to have external access due to what's being tested on it, so 99% of my headaches come from that one)
As for the questions you ask -- the only checklist I have is 'signed off by the relevant stakeholders'. (and that includes the programmers). Some of the stuff I write is a whole 50-60 lines of code, and needs to be up within a day ... we don't go through heavy development on it, it's just that the stakeholders know there's a different level of work that went into it as compared to the larger systems we've deployed.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||