We are asking our management for budget to create a new development environment, which will be as similar as possible to the production environment and which purpose will be:
- Training newcomers
- Workshops with developers and testers
- Experimenting with code
- Experimenting with the application
- Root cause analysis of issues
Commonly, such environments are called sandbox environment. We are searching for a better word (preferably a single adjective to environment) which will not sound so "playful" to the management but still covers all the above mentioned use cases.
And it's not testing environment, that's already used for regular system testing.