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Understanding Complex Software Systems by Embracing Chaos

Interview with Matt Ranney Follow 14 Followers on  Jan 05, 2016

Modern software systems are complex and chaotic. Requirements, employee counts, and production environments change quickly. Yet the software produced under these circumstances must be understandable as well as useful. Matt Ranney, an architect at Uber, argues that to understand these complex systems you must embrace chaos, rather than run from it. You must also accept limits to our understanding.

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J. Paul Reed on Healthy Postmortems, Complex Systems and Resilience

Interview with J. Paul Reed Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 10, 2015

Reed explains what a popcorn retrospective is, what a healthy DevOps organization looks like (hint: resilience and learning), why blame is not always evil and why automation is not going to save us. Also root cause analysis is not a "thing" and a lot more food for (DevOps) thought!

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Martin Thompson Discusses Reactive System Design

Interview with Martin Thompson Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 02, 2013

Martin Thompson discusses the buidling of complex systems with regards to the Reactive Manifesto. Many web-based systems are built in a synchronous manner and that way of development may be their greatest barrier to scale and could greatly limit their production lifespan. Martin discusses these shortcomings and gives some advice on how to make systems truly reactive.

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