Today is deployment day, promoting all changes we made to the database to the production environment. It’s also the second time I handle such task. It went well, everything can be turned back on tomorrow morning.
Remember the first time I managed a project was late last year, and the project was much bigger than this one. Taking over that project from the colleague who went on maternity leave, and I pretty much did everything, including documentation, development, testing and deployment, with the assistance of my colleague DBA of course. The scary part was the deployment phase, I was very nervous since the night before, my heart was beating so fast and my stomach was cramping. I kept thinking what if I screwed up the whole thing; what if the program I developed didn’t work properly once it’s being promoted to live; what if…? Fotunately everything went well on deployment day, just a few hiccups here and there, but overall, it went well. My manager was happy with the outcome as well.