Testing databases with DBIx::Class

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Jan 10 17:07:19 GMT 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 04:01:23PM +0000, the hatter 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.

And even if you *do* have the right words, it's a Bad Idea.  You don't
want your tests to accidentally email your customers, for example!

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