For the current shift to the ‘cloud’ I have found it necessary to update the classic “works on my computer” badge. (I have been threatening to do this for a long time)
Many of us in the software business are very familiar with the classic response to a bug of: “No Repro” or “Not Reproducible”
There are many reasons for these types of answers, but the most common is that I am not the developer and I am not running the software on his machines or in the same way that she did. This resulted in the classic “works on my machine”:
For the cloud era these applications are generally part of a large distributed system and that is what we are testing – many moving parts, many roles, many different systems. Errors happen all over the place. And everything is now a cloud.
So, my proposal has been to update the classic badge of jest to the cloud era and the “Works on my cloud” is born: