Production testing through monitoring by Leon Fayer

Presented at DevOpsDays Charlotte

Identifying and fixing issues in new code before deploying it to production is important for every software development cycle. However, relying on traditional testing methods in the age of Internet-scale data driven problems may prove to be incomplete. Identifying and fixing the issues in production quickly is crucial, but it requires insight into usage patterns and trends across the whole architecture and application logic. In this talk I will touch on inefficiencies of some of the most common testing methods, provide real world examples of discovering odd edge cases with monitoring and offer recommendations on top-down metric instrumentation to help DevOps organizations with identifying and acting on business-effecting problems.