Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shooting Myself in the Foot

I went through a lot of effort recently to create development system to 'isolate' it from my usual pc activities so that my development system would remain stable.

Then what did I do?

I installed a java update without testing it and now a critical process i need (jdbc to sqlserver 2008) is broken.

And,  did I have a backup of java ?  NO.

So now I will pay the price of having to figure out how to get this to work again.

What did I learn?

1. Backup your programming environment not just your source code (Possibly in git)
2. Test all updates (I'm running a VM so I can make a snapshot)

I guess the moral of the story is "Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want."

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