Notes on DevOps, Resilience, Cloud and related topics.
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AI in Software Development
Creating software is essentially translation, and large language models are good at translation. How will LLMs help us craft software?
On Platform Engineering
Platform engineering is a way to implement DevOps, and it's increasingly available to smaller companies. But what makes a good platform?
Governance in SAFe
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is popular with large companies who want to develop "agile". It's no surprise that it's governance mechanisms are similar to what large companies already had in place before introducing SAFe.
IT Governance in the Agile Age, Part 1
Agile organisations need to combine local decision-making with some degree of top-down management control to be effective as well as efficient. But how much flexibility should be traded in for alignment?
The Microsoft Azure AD outage and what we can learn from it
On March 16th 2021, various Microsoft applications and 3rd party services were affected by an Azure AD incident. What do that incident and Google's authentication issue in December 2020 have in common?
Cracking five hard problems in load testing
Load testing and performance testing has become much easier as cloud-based tools and infrastructure have become available. But there is potential to make the process much much more efficient.
The great Google outage of 2020 and what we can learn from it
Even Google goes down occasionally, and the "great" Google outage on December 14th 2020 made headline news. We take a deeper look at the incident report to see what IT teams can learn from it.
Downtimes in Top-100 German Online Shops - Black Friday 2020
Even large e-commerce shops can't always keep up with traffic on Black Friday and Cyber Week. This is a collection of outages captured by our monitoring systems.
Disaster Recovery and resilience in microservices architectures
The traditional disaster recovery plan of restoring services in secondary data center no longer works in distributed systems. Microservice architectures call for a new DR model, for which we outline 7 key practices.
Making load tests life-like
Running stress tests against a website isn't hard. But how do you make sure they simulate actual user behavior?
A winning team: Cloud cost management meets performance management
DevOps survey: How cloud-native stacks win on stability and observability
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