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We Re-Launched The New York Times Paywall and No One Noticed
nice writeup about how a large migration was done with a missed aspect that triggered a pause, rollback, fix, and then moving forward again ...
nytimes  goodops 
7 weeks ago by cleskowsky
(18) Randy Shoup on Twitter: "Building an infrastructure team in a product-led organization like Slack: evangelize your value from day 1 @jewelia at #QConNYC https://t.co/NzdegUcQUn" / Twitter
Observabiilty for teams. If you aren't making it apparent to the rest of the business what they do, don't be surprised when they ask eventually. (And it might by along the lines of "So what do they do again, anyways?")
goodops  teams  leadership  communication  comms  observability 
8 weeks ago by cleskowsky
Serverless beyond Functions: Building Modern Applications - Speaker Deck
Goes all the way from architectures,design through to team ownership. Great high level overview!
goodops  aws  architecture  systems  functions  faas  lambda 
9 weeks ago by cleskowsky
The Reactive Manifesto
resilience, async, back pressure, messages
architecture  programming  goodops 
9 weeks ago by cleskowsky
Distributed Log-Processing Design Workshop
Non abstract large system design
From the google sre workbook
Sizing, capacity planning
google  nalsd  architecture  design  sreworkbook  goodops  capacity  sizing 
10 weeks ago by cleskowsky
(19) Daniel Vassallo on Twitter: "This is how I use the good parts of @awscloud, while filtering out all the distracting hype. 👇 1/25" / Twitter
Advice for when you're just getting started. Simple strategy around local dev, prod will take you far and make for agile, quick forward motion
goodops  aws  earlystage  startup  infra  simple 
12 weeks ago by cleskowsky
How It Works - Let's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS Certificates
Nice description of the letsencrypt client/server flow that allows for creating tls certs (scriptable)
letsencrypt  tls  goodops  ssl  security  ansible 
may 2019 by cleskowsky
TechnicalDebt
An explanation and a metaphor around this topic. It's nuanced, and subjective for the most part. I guess you need a bit of experience behind you to be able to tell what and how much to take on. (So many different factors to consider...)
goodops  design  martinfowler 
may 2019 by cleskowsky
Metric and label naming | Prometheus
Rules of thumb to consider when naming a metric
monitoring  goodops  naming  prometheus 
may 2019 by cleskowsky
Apdex - Wikipedia
Relating user satisfaction to metrics like latency, errors, ...

Below or close to slos => satisfied, tolerating. 4x above slo => angry (doesn't contribute to satisfaction score
goodops  monitoring  performance 
may 2019 by cleskowsky
Introduction · John Lewis IT Software Engineering Principles
A list of design principles a team could follow to create more consistent results in terms of quality. This is not heavy handed or too prescriptive. Describes qualities of work product that include scaling, monitoring, availability, prefer simple to complex, etc

Heavy on values, principles over specific tactics
goodops  johnlewis  british  howwework  prodready 
may 2019 by cleskowsky
Questions for a new technology. | Kellan Elliott-McCrea
System design style : "Small number of well known tools" <-I like this a lot!
leadership  architecture  complexity  kellan  goodops  newshiny 
may 2019 by cleskowsky
Weathering the Unexpected - ACM Queue
DiRT <-disaster recovery testing
How to do it and why.
goodops  google  gamedays  disasterrecovery 
april 2019 by cleskowsky
Segment | Customer Data Infrastructure (CDI)
Find your key value metrics. (KPIs) Look at these. Rates can be more powerful than totals. Lots of good advice in here.
goodops  metrics  monitoring 
april 2019 by cleskowsky
Stigmergy - Wikipedia
This seems like an important idea
japan  leadership  change  goodops 
april 2019 by cleskowsky
The CASE Method: Better Monitoring For Humans
Much goodness here. Alerts should have context, be actionable, trigger on user facing symptoms, and face regular evaluation to determine usefulness.
design  monitoring  goodops  corywatson 
april 2019 by cleskowsky
Cindy Sridharan on Twitter: "OMG so much this!! What kinds of telemetry should you emit? Well, there are many - @xaprb at #velocityconf… "
Universally good metrics:
USE util saturation errors
RED rate errors duration
Golden signals errors rate latency saturation
Throughput, concurrency, arrival rate

bit of overlap. some are intended for h/w+os, some for applevel, some for connective tissue between apps
monitoring  goodops 
july 2018 by cleskowsky
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