Knobs, levers and buttons for operating your application at scale

Pilots have the flight deck, Captain Kirk had his bridge, but what do you have for managing failure in your application?

In this talk I’ll go over many types of switches you can add to your application to ensure you remain in control even when your application is under stress.



Amy Unger


The granddaughter of a former MIT computer (yup, that was a job title), Amy was clearly supposed to be a programmer, but just did not get the message. Her wanderings have taken her through the land of libraries and archives and into software consulting. Now a software engineer at Heroku, she is deeply grateful for every scarce day she does not use vim commands in Google Docs.