Once upon a time, there was a developer who needed to write code against a database. So he asked the database administrator for access to the production database.
“Oh, dear me, no,” said the DBA. “You can’t touch our data. You need your own database. Ask operations.”
“Oh, dear me, no,” said the operations manager. “We don’t have a spare Oracle license, and it would take six months to get you that and the server on which to run it. … Read the rest