Hello all !
I started using git 1 year ago. At the beginning I tried to work with it on
my local env on windows, and I would push the changes to the dev server
when ready. But I came across countless issues.
So I tried something else. Using Virtualbox to create a virtual Ubuntu that
I used to work. I was able to access files and edit them on Windows, and
the versionning was great.
But the connectivity gave me headaches. Plus, there is a big downside, the
site I was working on used Paypal IPN, which calls an arbitrary script on
your server to send results of transactions. Unable to reach my local PC,
or the VM, this side of things was very difficult to test. No need to say
this was a huge problem.
So I moved on and created a subdomain. There already was mysite.com and
dev.mysite.com on the server. I added jer.mysite.com for me, dan.mysite.com
for another dev, ext.mysite.com for external services working with us, and
so on... Then cloned dev.mysite.com in every one of those.
This works nice. Everyone got his own environnment on the server directly,
every external scripts such as Paypal's or Facebook's works without any
issue. We worked like this for many months now.
What I'm not very satisfied about, is the concept. Working like this forces
to use the main server, the production server, directly for development
purpose. Not only it could be a real problem if your team grows to include
20, 30 developers, but it also cause unnecessary server load. A dev testing
a consuming script could really slow down the production site... Which is
So, what would you guys recommend ?
Thanks ahead !
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