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.
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.