Hope Driven Releases

Hope driven releases: Production environments are often the only reliable environments to test a change. As most enterprises are decentralizing once-common release engineering discipline, pre-production environments are becoming stale, unreliable, and lightly monitored. Consequently testing in production is increasingly becoming vogue.

Incidents — Trends from the Trenches

So true and and so damn scary. How difficult is it to setup a decent pre-production environment?