...it super sucks! I'm in your same situation, and I had to read a lot and do a lot of mistakes to be where I am right now (where I feel like I can get stuff done mostly "the right way"). Not having someone to mentor you when learning about deploying and testing can be very miserable, even if things are simple in retrospect.
Lucky for us we're hiring at least one new person this year, so I'll be the one to teach this time - a big motivation to get tidy.
Clean it up! Hopefully you find someone great that you can learn from just as much. Cheers!
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