One of the side stories of the 2012 presidential campaign was the success of Obama's software team. The team built their software in-house, and put into practice many ideas from the DevOps world. Game day was one of the most important: an exercise in which part of the team tried as hard as possible to break their systems, while the rest of the team tried to keep things running. They simulated everything from database failure to massive network outages. And as a result, when the election came, they were certain that they could respond to any crisis.The service-based architecture that backed nearly every application allowed for this to be a much simpler task than it would have been with monolithic applications. ... The major benefit ofthis was that applications higher in the stack could focus more on problems within their own domain rather ... As this frantic sprint came to an end, the engineers had made some rather extreme but simple changes to howanbsp;...
|Title||:||Learning from First Responders: When Your Systems Have to Work|
|Publisher||:||"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2013-03-04|