Good comments made by all, no doubts.  Something said by Justin though, sticks out 
above the rest.

I strongly recommend to everyone to never, EVER edit or manipulate LIVE code!  I know 
we're all good at what we do, but accidents happen (perhaps you didn't specify a WHERE 
clause in your delete statement for your database?  Whoops!).  Like Justin, my process 
is to test, test, test, upload, and test some more.  Extra time spent now could 
possibly mean less time spent correcting stupid mistakes.


"The more I see of this world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force 
to create anything durable."  - Napoleon

>>> Andre Dubuc <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 08/21/02 09:49AM >>>
Thanks Justin,

A web-based control panel & content management system seems like a nice 
invitation to enter 'Hackers' Paradise'. I like the idea of doing it at home 
and testing, as you do. Something inside of me squirms at the idea of the 
whole shebang being tatooed by a hacker.


On Wednesday 21 August 2002 09:21 am, Justin French wrote:
> I'm usually weeks, or month ahead of myself.  The code I have in my local
> environment is looking forward towards knew features, new ideas, etc etc.
> Every week or two I grab a mirror of the online database (or I could
> connect straight to it of course), and WHEN new code is ready to upload, I
> do it via FTP.
> If I had a LOT of uploads, I'd write something that does it for me,
> comparing dates or something.
> I do have a web-based control panel & content management system for some
> sections of some sites, allowing me (or the client) to add / edit / delete
> / arrange some content...
> End of the day, it's each to their own -- but I know that I wouldn't want
> to be directly editing live code, data or modules on the fly.  I like to
> work on a mirror, test, test, test, upload, test.
> Justin French
> on 21/08/02 10:11 PM, Andre Dubuc ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> > Soon, I will be transferring my site to go on-line with my IP. Since I've
> > never managed anything off-site, I have a very fundamental question:
> >
> > What are the usual procedures with respect to maintaining a site, that
> > is, accessing the PostgreSQL database for corrections, deletions, etc?
> >
> > One idea that occured to me:  mirror the site here, complete with
> > database, and modify stuff at this end, then upload to the IP. Or should
> > I create some form of management code that would allow me, using php, to
> > access and modify the stuff on-line. I've looked at Zope, Midguard, and
> > another one, but they seem like over-kill (and I would have to change a
> > lot of my code to use them).
> >
> > I would appreciate any input pointing how I should proceed -- I'm a total
> > newbie in this area. Any pointers, or where to look, would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Tia,
> > Andre

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