Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 29, 2012 - The Velocity Edition
Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9:15AM
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Judging from the tweet flow, Velocity looked like a riotous good time. In this video on the main themes at Velocity, after a little microphone enhanced violence, John Allspaw and Steve Souders identify resilience and automation as two of the big ideas behind building a faster and stronger web.

John says resiliency is the idea that we we don't live in a perfect world so trying to build perfect systems is counter productive. We have to accept failure as a baseline and think in terms of degrees of availability. All abstraction layers leak so every part of a system must be monitorable and open to introspection.

A focus on resilience means the web is growing up. Resilience has long been a requirement for "real" systems, it's great to see the web thinking in terms of the complex systems they've always been. For the Alpha and Omega on resilience you'll want to watch Dr. Richard Cook's inspiring talk on How Complex Systems Fail

Here are some of the most enjoyable Quotable Quotes from Velocity:

Notes from Velocity Conf 2012 by Pablo Mercado

Talks - Slidecks or Video

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