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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)


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  3. Design Lessons for Everyone, Curated by Top Designers. Edited by Alex Baldwin, Hack Design, 13 June 2018,

  4. Gellman, Barton, and Ashkan Soltani. NSA Infiltrates Links to Yahoo, Google Data Centers Worldwide, Snowden Documents Say. The Washington Post, WP Company, 30 Oct. 2013,

  5. Hogan, Lara Callender. Designing for Performance: Weighing Aesthetics and Speed. O'Reilly, 2015.

  6. Newman, Lily Hay. Don't Open That Google Doc Unless You're Positive It's Legit. Wired, Conde Nast, 3 June 2017,

  7. Rankin...