iPlayer on TV launched 10 years ago, and has grown from small numbers to being the largest iPlayer platform. In this talk we explore the evolution of our TV application architecture; from our early days courting different native technologies, to the development of our open source library and standards-based platform that supports multiple BBC applications across thousands of TVs.
I have sad news - staging is a lie and will never be identical to production, because production is unknowable. Trying to replicate it is often prohibitively expensive.
But I also have good news - production can contain multitudes, including features you aren’t ready to turn on or activate yet. You can hide in the dark and do integration testing at the same time.