The important lesson, …, was that I owned up to the mistake, dug in and fixed it, and learned how to avoid the problem in the future. I was, in his mind, a better developer at the end of that day. I had survived a catastrophic crash of my own making and I had fixed the problem, learning some very valuable lessons in business down time and in code that day.
Every two weeks I send out a newsletter containing lots of interesting stuff for the modern PHP developer. You can expect quick tips, links to interesting tutorials, opinions and packages. Want to learn the cool stuff? Then sign up now!