Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hard work pays off and kicks ass

I own a legacy application. It is important, and people care when it is not working and it is not documented well.

We needed to move it [1] to a new host. Doing this was a finicky process [1] involving digging around in xml and httpd files and a lot of planning and coordination with two application owners ...

All that work Payed Off.

Today I halted the application on one host, launched it on another and ... it Just Worked. Maybe ten hours of effort over the last three weeks for five minutes of flawless execution.

Oh, yeah - who owns that legacy application now, baby.

[1] For reasons too complicated and tedious to go into here.
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