By John Allspaw, Jesse Robbins

A internet program consists of many experts, however it takes humans in internet ops to make sure that every thing works jointly all through an application's lifetime. It's the services you wish whilst your start-up will get an unforeseen spike in net site visitors, or while a brand new function reasons your mature software to fail. during this choice of essays and interviews, net veterans corresponding to Theo Schlossnagle, Baron Schwartz, and Alistair Croll provide insights into this evolving box. You'll examine tales from the trenches--from developers of a few of the largest websites at the Web--on what's essential to support a domain thrive.
• examine the abilities wanted in internet operations, and why they're won via adventure instead of education
• comprehend why it's very important to collect metrics from either your software and infrastructure
• think about universal techniques to database architectures and the pitfalls that include expanding scale
• how you can deal with the human aspect of outages and degradations
• learn how one corporation shunned catastrophe after an enormous site visitors deluge
• become aware of what went improper after an issue happens, and the way to avoid it from taking place back

Contributors include:

John Allspaw

Heather Champ

Michael Christian

Richard Cook

Alistair Croll

Patrick Debois

Eric Florenzano

Paul Hammond

Justin Huff

Adam Jacob

Jacob Loomis

Matt Massie

Brian Moon

Anoop Nagwani

Sean Power

Eric Ries

Theo Schlossnagle

Baron Schwartz

Andrew Shafer

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