CHAPTER6

Production Launches

The launch is usually the easiest part of the entire process of getting new websites and ­applications into production. Most of the testing should have already been done, so many bugs and errors that surface only when random production traffic hits the site or application will most likely have already been discovered. The teams involved will simply be following a script determined during reviews at the prelaunch phase, and the process is mostly a matter of ­executing steps on a checklist or kicking off automated scripts to perform the actual launch and reveal the new website or application to the public.

It’s especially important for the development and operations teams to be working together during the launch ...

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