Great presentation on failure-resistance in software development by Michael Nygard at Triangle DevOps tonight. http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-DevOps/events/105370252/
"firewalls break the Internet"
"There's some theorem that needs to be proved about why a search engine leaks memory. They all do."
His book Release It! I strongly recommend.http://www.amazon.com/Release-It-Production-Ready-Pragmatic-Programmers/dp/0978739213/
links from talk:
Bane test harnesshttps://github.com/danielwellman/bane#readmehttp://blog.danielwellman.com/2010/09/introducing-bane-a-test-harness-for-server-connections.html
Netflix's Hystrix for fault tolerancehttps://github.com/Netflix/Hystrix#readme