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Ep 3 - When Testing In Public Goes Wrong!


00:00 Start 01:44 The Stand-Up 14:39 Social Engineering 22:56 This Week's Epic 35:14 News Bytes 45:48 Competition Time 50:12 The Wash-Up

On this week's episode, we look at the controversy behind an issue whereby planning applications were mistakenly modified in production by a junior engineer who thought that they were working in a test environment. We'll discuss whether we should lock-down our production environments more, whether we should protect our staff against being able to make critical mistakes on real data, and our general thoughts on testing in production.

Plus there's plenty of our usual life updates in The Stand-Up, where you can find out the result of Gwen's driving test, Neil's week one experiences with his Peloton, and Sanj rolling up his sleeves to work on some (awesome) new graphics for the show, and adding automation to our website!

Plus, courtesy of the kind folks at we've got another opportunity to win a £20 Amazon voucher - tune in to find out how!



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