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Scott is a WordPress theme and plugin developer with a penchant for connecting the dots between services like MailChimp, Cloudflare, and GoDaddy. He has been published in A List Apart and CSS-Tricks.

There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, in fact I highly recommend it. However, if I make a mistake and I have no plan for preventing it from happening again, that feels pretty lame. One mistake I have made before, is forgetting if I am on a live installation or a staging installation. When I say

Recently our reporting software, NewRelic, alerted us that some of our code was running slower than usual:

The graph depicts a dramatic decrease in performance on October 11.

I was able to trace it back to a recent update where, in order to make our code more flexible, I began to