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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Playing it Safe

When you have found one or more candidate products to solve a particular problem, you will need to try them out. In doing so, there is one very important thing to remember:

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Never, ever install someone else’s add-on product directly onto a live server without first testing it in your development environment. Even then, always, always take a backup of your Data.fs file before installing new software on a production server.

A product could be perfectly stable on its own, but could still cause problems if it conflicts with other components that you have installed or developed.

The usual procedure is to copy the Data.fs file from the live server to a test or staging environment that has exactly the same software configuration as the ...

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