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My DevOps brain says why is there no staging environment which can mirror the production environment or just mirror the Sidekiq queue for debugging?

We have CodeServer (VSCode) which is packaged as CloudFormation template so we can launch and attach to an environment for live debugging in this case.

Another thought would be the nature of the tasks. I have a feeling that fargate could timeout a job just as lambda would timeout a function. I bet sidekiq could be powered by lambdas or fargate and in the case of timeout it would just requeue the job but having it isolated would mitigate unthread safe data from hanging the instance.

Just some thoughts


Our vagrant setups, for the most part, cover all of the testing cases we need which is why we currently don't have a staging environment. We used to have one but it was so rarely used that it would get out of date and then on the off chance someone wanted to use it, it usually took them a day to get it back in working order. Because of this and the cost, we got rid of it a few years ago. We are currently working on containerization of our application and once that is done we hope to be able to spin up a staging environment with the push of a button.

Thanks for sharing those resources!

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