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development/test/prod environment mini-survey



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My company is considering separating dev from test.

For this survey: DEV is where programmers play; TEST is where business analysts and users try out new stuff, PROD is where the money is made.

Please respond only if NOT a software vendor - Im sure rules are much different when there are thousands of installs involved at a software vendor.



I would like to inquire how other iseries shops are handling this.


1) Is dev/test/prod on same LPAR?

2) Is dev/test/prod on same box?

3) How frequently are promotions from dev to test allowed?

a. No restrictions

b. Daily

c. Weekly

d. Other

4) Does separating DEV from TEST require more time & effort for a given development project?

5) What would be some reasons why this is a good idea (besides the auditors told us to)?

Thanks!





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