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Learn that Failure Comes in Flavors

This month I am happy to welcome Michael Nygard as the speaker. He's the author of the book Release It! and will be giving a talk on some of the material in his book.

 

Failure Comes in Flavors.

Once you hit that "deploy" button the first time, your system will be living in the real world. It has to survive everything the messy, noisy real world can throw at it: from flash mobs to Slashdot to Neil Gaiman tweeting about it. Once the public starts beating on your system, it has to survive--without you. But did you know that just having your database behind a firewall can bring down your system? You will learn about that and many other risks to your system.

You will learn why the path to success begins with a failure-oriented mindset. I'll talk about several common ways that systems fail, costing their companies millions. I'll share some of my scars and war stories with you (don't worry, they're all suitable for polite company) in the hopes that you can avoid some of these costly disasters.

 

About Michael:

Michael Nygard strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers across the country. He shares his passion and energy for improvement with everyone he meets, sometimes even with their permission. Living with systems in production taught Michael about the importance of operations and writing production-ready software. Highly-available, highly-scalable commerce systems are his forte.

Michael has written and co-authored several books, including "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know" and the best seller "Release It!", a book about building software that survives the real world.

 

This meetup is at Bronto in Durham. Pizza, beer, soda and water will be available. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and having good discussions around the ways all of our systems have failed.

 

Thanks,

Mark Mzyk

 

 

 

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  • Steve G.

    Great presentation!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is 324? I only see 334

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nvm

      March 20, 2013

    • Mark M.

      Glad you found it and made it our Trevor.

      March 20, 2013

  • John

    This sounds interesting!

    March 20, 2013

  • John

    This sounds interesting!

    March 20, 2013

  • Phi.Sanders

    conflicting obligation

    March 20, 2013

  • Daemian M.

    Flight from ClojureWest comes in too late!

    March 20, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Unfortunately I can't make it :(

    March 19, 2013

  • Magnus H.

    I'm looking forward to this and have already bought a copy of the book on my Kindle.

    February 21, 2013

    • Mark M.

      It is an excellent book, I don't think you will be disappointed.

      February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town again. Will look forward to notes!

    February 21, 2013

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