November 5, 2009

Test Data Graduates Into Production - WBZ

My good friend Dan Bourret recently heard that his son's school was being closed due to a high rate of illness among the teachers and students. Just to be sure, he checked the local television station's website and saw this:

Now, Dan also happens to be a terrific QAer, so he immediately recognized what happened - some test data had made its way into production. Oops!

We've all heard horror stories of test data gone astray, and this one seems rather benign.

Still, I'm wondering if there's actually a School Name A (Test) Elementary somewhere in Massachusetts that had an unanticipated day off?