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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)

Developer experience

I would like to talk about two personal pet peeves that pop up in the world of writing software and relate to developer experience. They are code quality and not invented here syndrome (NIHS). Focusing on the developer experience is like focusing on the experience of people who work in airports. They aren't the core customer but improving their quality of life will improve your customer's experience and the quality of work they deliver. Airports do this by providing expedited paths through security, designated parking, or discounted meals. You can help the people who work on your product to improve their experience when building tools.

When I say code quality, I'm referring to the style in which people write code together. If you can, I highly recommend defining a team style guide for each language you write in. This lets you set a base line so that people can develop in the same style. In the journalism world, there is a house style, which is a style...