Step 22 – Timing?

I know you think I'm stupid
because I'm not a geek
but does the code work on
any other day of the week?


Does it make any difference what day of the week you run it?

When Problem Solving, you may need to consider timing. Perhaps something failed, due to a time out for example, and that failure affected subsequent processing.

In February 2018 I gave a presentation on the new WordPress block editor, which was being developed in a feature plugin called Gutenberg. It had some logic to update some vendor JavaScript. These files were cached and updated after 24 hours. Due to a problem associated with a failed update process, I got a White Screen Of Death.

The code was working fine on Tuesday and crashed on Wednesday.

Or is there some other timing issue? Perhaps there’s an increased load on the system?


Example problems