Sunday, March 04, 2012

Erlang Presentation

Let It Crash ... Except When You Shouldn't
http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Let-It-Crash

Erlang is a language built around fault tolerance concepts.

Chaos Monkey -- (NetFlix) taking down portions of a system deliberately to test fault tolerance and degraded, but functional performance. Reminds me of work I did at CERL (PLATO) for the zdegraded system variable.

Ran across an interesting blog posting (NetFlix again) about Lessons Learned Using Amazon Web Services.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Agile Retrospectives (Interview)

Aino Corry on Agile Retrospectives

http://www.infoq.com/interviews/corry-retrospectives

Thoughtful advice and observations regarding retrospectives. Some good management tips with people in general.