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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)

Planning projects

Once you have a rough idea of what it is you are going to build and you have documented it at some level, you will need to starting working on the project: planning work and moving forward.

Earlier we mentioned Agile. There are lots of definitions of Agile and lots of similar philosophies (including Scrum and extreme programming), but the rough idea is a period of iteration, where after each period, the team regroups, adjusts priorities and plans based on feedback, then gets back to work. As with everything in tech, there are zealots out there who will tell you the right and wrong ways to do Agile. Just remember, if it works for you and your team then ignore the zealots because they cannot tell you what to do. For example, some teams use pair programming exclusively, while other teams cannot because their team is not all in the same time zone or there are people who have to work different schedules because of family obligations. The point isn't to ignore...