We’ve had some entries in, and I thought I’d share the one that horrified me:
My last gig I was hired on to be the build guy. On my first day I sat
shotgun to their deployment process. The manual process was as
1. Logon to the ‘build box’
2. Get latest
3. Open visual studio and compile the application
4. FTP the resulting app to a staging area on our production webserver
5. Put the website offline
6. Run any new SQL files against the production database (Hopefully
you guessed the execution order correctly)
7. Copy the app into place
8. Put website back online
9. Hope nothing had broken.
Staggering. Do you think you can better it? Send us yours!