We take a look at Etsy's blameless postmortems, both in terms of philosophy, process and practical measures/guidance to avoid blame and better prepare for the next outage. Because failures are inevitable in complex socio-technical systems, it’s the failure handling and resolution that can be improved by learning from postmortems.
The Art of Scalability is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services. As well as having technical and architectural implications, scale needs to be dealt with on the organizational level. The goal is to show the reader how to organize technology, people and processes to result in a virtuous circle, a path of continuous improvement to scalability.
Storm Applied is a new book from Manning that aims to provide a practical guide on using Storm, both in a development and in a production setting. InfoQ has spoken with two of the book’s authors.
If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1
This article provides a 'hands on' tutorial demonstrating how to achieve the benefits of containers for your stateful services like databases, using Flocker, an open source project from ClusterHQ. 1
In an economy where apps have become the very heart and soul of almost any business, you have less than one second to impress a user - app performance is essential to ensure your user's experience. 2
Benjamin Wootton, DevOps consultant, shares his view of the DevOps landscape in 2015. What's the low hanging fruit to kickstart DevOps transformations, how to leverage cloud and containers and more. 1
Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity which is a common problem in the field of mobile app development. 3
DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools.
Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.
This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1
Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system. 4
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