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Real-World SRE

By : Nat Welch
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Real-World SRE

By: Nat Welch

Overview of this book

Real-World SRE is the go-to survival guide for the software developer in the middle of catastrophic website failure. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) has emerged on the frontline as businesses strive to maximize uptime. This book is a step-by-step framework to follow when your website is down and the countdown is on to fix it. Nat Welch has battle-hardened experience in reliability engineering at some of the biggest outage-sensitive companies on the internet. Arm yourself with his tried-and-tested methods for monitoring modern web services, setting up alerts, and evaluating your incident response. Real-World SRE goes beyond just reacting to disaster—uncover the tools and strategies needed to safely test and release software, plan for long-term growth, and foresee future bottlenecks. Real-World SRE gives you the capability to set up your own robust plan of action to see you through a company-wide website crisis. The final chapter of Real-World SRE is dedicated to acing SRE interviews, either in getting a first job or a valued promotion.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


Alright! We made it through the introduction. We learned what SRE is at a high level, and we talked about the sorts of problems people in the role tend to focus on. We discussed the structure of the book, and also how to apply that structure to a software project.

In the next chapter, we will be diving into the world of monitoring! Monitoring is the foundation of learning about a system. It is how you record historical data about a system and learn about what is actually going on by analyzing the data you collect. By the end of the chapter, you'll know the basics of instrumenting an application, aggregating that data, storing that data, and displaying it.