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Friday, February 14 • 11:30am - 11:55am
PRO SESSION: We Need to Shift Our Thinking to “Continuous Disaster / Continuous Recovery” FILLING

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The goal of any software engineering team is to have their tests go green, and stay green. The problem is that as software becomes more complex, staying green becomes increasingly more difficult as critical failures become harder to find. The truth is, we live in a world of continuous software disasters - the simple ones are usually found out in test before they ever make it through to production. The more critical and complex ones sit as ticking time bombs waiting for the right moment to fail.
In a CI/CD world, we need to shift our thinking to “Continuous Disaster / Continuous Recovery.”

The tenet of CI in particular is that you’re running tests and the tests are always green. Nice to have. The dirty little secret is that they are not consistently green. 80-90% are nowhere near “all green all the time”
Across all software vendors - CI/CD & DevOps is mostly about transparency - Everybody wants to automate.
As software becomes more complex, static analysis tools can’t be the only line of defense.
Failures start to manifest in production, and the company starts to lose faith in its CI/CD pipeline. You can’t just ask Apple, who just cleared a multi-million dollar check, if you can bring down their servers while you have a poke around.
A software flight recorder cuts through these problems, letting you hold fast to the Golden Rule. Catch the intermittent failure and diagnose the defect not through bisecting or rolling back the commit that you can’t identify, but by replaying and debugging the failing case whether it occurs in your CI pipeline or in production.

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Greg Law

CTO & founder, Undo
Greg is the co-founder and CTO of Undo. He is a coder at heart, but likes to bridge the gap between the business and software worlds. Greg has 20 years’ experience in the software industry prior to founding Undo and has held development and management roles at companies, including... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am PST
DeveloperWeek PRO Stage D (Room 208)