14 Getting to production

This chapter covers

  • Addressing concerns, risks, and problems when taking your data pipeline to production
  • Employing strategies for building a production-ready application

Our data-wrangling journey together is coming to a close, although it’s at this stage where your real work is about to begin. Although it may seem that exploratory coding, development, and testing are a pile of work, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Building and testing your data pipeline are often only small parts of the project lifecycle.

An ugly truth of software development is that most developers will spend the majority of their time maintaining existing applications after they’ve entered production. Getting to production is a big deal: we need ...

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