Testing databases with DBIx::Class

ian docherty londonperlmongers at iandocherty.com
Tue Jan 10 16:26:49 GMT 2012

On 10 January 2012 16:01, the hatter <london.pm at bang.meep.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jan 2012, Leo Lapworth wrote:
>> A full dump of live is imported to dev every sunday, when we're running on
>> a dev server
> Except that if this includes personal data, and your customers didn't sign
> up to agree to be test subjects, then it's a breach of data protection laws
> to reuse data gathered for another purpose.  A lot of companies do this
> (either a full copy or some subset to make processing lighter) but few have
> the right words in their statement.
I have worked at a company where the dump from live was put through an
'anonymiser' script to remove sensitive data or replace it with
appropriate random text/numbers, but this of course requires more care
and work.

> the hatter

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