Why is there a separate development and production environment?
Also question is, what is the difference between development and production environment?
"Prod" means "Production". It describes the environment you are providing to the customers. On the other hand, "Dev" means "Development", its the environment which the developers work on.
Furthermore, what is a pre production environment? The preproduction environment is the environment where the final validation of upgrades, fixes, and other changes is completed by IBM before the changes are deployed to the production environment. This usage includes assembling, testing, and reviewing new IBM Commerce on Cloud releases for your services.
Herein, why do we need a separate environment for the developers and testers?
A separate environment also allows QA to test installation issues and fulfillment of all software requirements. You usually setup a separate QA environment, because you want to give the testers an isolated environment on which to test, so that developers and testers can work at the same time.
What are the different environments in software development?
Once you know what the environments are used for it'll make since why we have so many of them. The main three environments are: development, stage, and production.