2021 had been all about chaos, adapting, supporting each other, taking care of yourself, exploring and prioritising your needs. The first half of 2021 had been quite challenging with a lot of chaos. Human interaction almost went digital. We witnessed the most difficult phase of the pandemic ever. It was all about remaining calm in the storm.
We encounter load balancers every day. Even when you are reading this article, your requests flow through multiple load balancers, before this content reaches your browser.
This month has been very special to me. I got a chance to reconnect with people and took a break from work to recharge myself. People think overworking themselves will get more jobs done. But on the contrary, the harder you work without taking a break, the less productive and creative you are.
High-performing teams usually ship faster, better, and often! Organizations irrespective of their level, focusing on stability and continuous delivery, will deploy frequently. Hundreds of continuous integration build run for every organization on a typical day. It indicates how CI has become an integral part of our development process. Hence to ensure that we are shipping quality code, we should integrate code quality checking in our CI.
Networks fail! Timeouts, outages, and routing problems are bound to happen at any time. It challenges us to design our APIs and clients that will be robust in handling failures and ensuring consistency.
Prometheus exporters bridge the gap between Prometheus and applications that don’t export metrics in the Prometheus format.