21 Jun '12, 11am

Jay Fields' Thoughts: Clojure: Production Web REPL

is a powerful tool. I use the REPL extensively in development, and I recently added a web REPL to each of our production applications. Context A production REPL is not for the faint of heart. I wouldn't add a REPL to production in 95% of the projects I've been a part of; however, I'm currently working with two other developers that I completely trust with the power of a production REPL. As a simple rule, I wouldn't give access to a production REPL to anyone that doesn't also have root access to the server - if you can't be trusted with one, it's likely that you can't be trusted with the other. However, if you can be trusted, I'd rather you have all of your tools available to you. sidebar : the most interesting story I've heard about a REPL in prod was the following - Debugging a program running on a $100M piece of hardware that is 100 million miles away is an interesting e...

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