I’m sure you have, or at least know of somebody who has, accidentally done something in a production environment while thinking he was on acceptance or development. It is that kind of event that precedes the “oh-no” moment. The damage has been done and theres nothing left to do but come out with it and confess your sin. You already feel like a dingbat and the scum of the earth and if there was only a way of avoiding it you would do it.
Human error is a resilient thing and no matter how hard we try to prevent it its unreasonable to absolutely escape its interfering menace. Its wherever we go, yet sometimes a simple nudge can dodge the blow. Its the difference between a “q” and a “p” (QA and Production).
This is why we’ve created the Environment Badges widget available in the Appstore. It gives you a visual cue for what environment you are currently working in.
Its simple to install and very useful. It dresses your page with a badge on the top right corner of your Mendix app in different colours for each environment, namely Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production with a bright red badge. Now you know when to mind your p’s and q’s.
Incase you want to see how we developed this widget, here is a sneak peek.