Some time ago I saw this as a picture on LinkedIn. I thought it was such a good idea that I started using it as a mantra during my AL Development workshop.
Earlier we needed to rely on backups that could be up to a week old if they existed at all. Now using Visual Studio Code and Git together with GitHub or DevOps we have an excellent opportunity to get a close-to real time protection.
But that is only if we implement this mantra:
- Git Commit – Committing the changes made since the last commit to the local repository
- Git Push – Pushing the changes to an off-site repository like GitHub or DevOps
- Exit the building -or go do your (hopefully not so urgent) business
In the future, developers should not do anything away from the machine without having committed the changes and pushed them the off-site repository.
Many years ago, my company was creating a web-interface to a customer. We were 90% finished when we stopped for the Summer Holidays. When we came back, we had had a break-in in the company and all servers were stolen. And off course that was the exact time when the back-up server was in for repair. So, three months’ work down the drain.
After that I have always both on-site and off-site backups.
So always remember:
- Leave the building
PS: second time it didn’t take three months but that was little consolation.