Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Checklists. Tea. Tense. Putting a Spring.Net - based job processor live today which will run tings seen and unseen.


Deployed :)

Monday, 16 January 2012

Problem on site...

Problems today on the site as the Logging database filled... That was fun. The whole site started hitting 5.5 second delays as every logging write would cause the database to automatically grow. Interestingly, it happened exactly a month ago as well (massively blaming DBAs).

Just making a note of it here so I can look it up next time :)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Deadlines schmedlines

Ok, so we missed a deployment window today. It was for a Spring-based job processor that will support the website by handling fire and forget jobs. Luckily the only fallout will be the twiddling of thumbs tomorrow and a few people inconvenienced. It was close, but the prospect of releasing such a thing without it being fully tested and proven on staging was too much for both our team lead and myself to bear. However, through the course of the afternoon we put the system through a whole bunch of failure scenarios which should mean that Monday's deployment will go better in the light of the knowledge gained and the configs puzzled over.