ConnectR Test, Development and Production (Live) Environment Best Practices

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Advantages of Separate Environments

  • Upgrades – A separate ConnectR test environment offers a path for testing of upgrades to ConnectR.
  • Segmentation of components – Test and live components (system definitions, scripts, message definitions) are separated. This reduces the accidental usage or update of a test component with a live one.
  • Simplified view – Interface support and developers have fewer interfaces to manage per environment
  • Support – Hot fixes, restarts of the machine (or ConnectR system service), etc can occur independently when there are multiple environments.
  • Performance – Test interfaces on a production interface box do require resources that can impact the responsiveness of the production interfaces.