Presentation: "Reliability Engineering Matters, Except When It Doesn't"

Time: Thursday 10:35 - 11:35

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom II & III


You can't build a "system that never stops" by luck. You do it one of two ways: either you suffer a whole lot of failures, patching the boat as it springs more leaks; or you engineer it to be stable from the beginning. We've got a well-developed field of Reliability Engineering that we can use to deal with many common problems.

Reliability Engineering matters. You'll learn the essential techniques to keep your system from falling apart due to basic failures.

It can only go so far, though. We will encounter boundaries when we work with large scale, interdependent systems, or feedback loops. You'll learn how to recognize those boundaries, and some heuristics you can apply to stay on the safe side of them.

Michael T. Nygard, Author of "Release It!"

 Michael T.  Nygard
Michael Nygard strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers across the country. He shares his passion and energy for improvement with everyone he meets, sometimes even with their permission. Living with systems in production taught Michael about the importance of operations and writing production-ready software. Highly-available, highly-scalable commerce systems are his forte.

Michael has written and co-authored several books, including "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know" and the best seller "Release It!", a book about building software that survives the real world.

Book: Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software (Pragmatic Programmers)