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Dev Site: Connect to same DB as live site or what is your preference?


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hi all,

I seem to be chiming in quite a bit today; I was wondering what some people's likes and dislikes are (I can think of some of my own) about having a development/test site off of their main live site that connects to the same database as the live site?


I guess the good thing would be that they are always in synch - you would only need to worry about code changes; (migrate code changes from test to prod)....


but, I can see a problem when I go to test, since I am hooked to the production database, I would be testing on a "live" database.


More experienced developers who have their dev/test site hosted off of their main production site -


Do you prefer to have a seperate test database then configure prod to be the same?




Do you prefer to use the same database for testing and prod?


Thanks for comments


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I use a separate database for development and use the live production database for integration test, the final testing before I move the code to the live site.


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