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.
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I crashed the web servers of a $100M+ multi-national corporation
Posted on | Freek Van der Herten