Charity Majors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio, ex-Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab; cowrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤 May. 31, 2019 1 min read

I have been waiting so long for this piece to come out for *so long*, so I can link to it every time someone asks me how they can adopt end-to-end software ownership or why it matters. 💫 by @lizthegrey. 🦋⚡️ Read it. ☄️ https://www.infoq.com/articles/production-excellence-sustainable-operations-complex-systems/ 

In short, you ...

* cannot silo off operations from development. they are two phases of the same lifecycle.
* cannot just drop pagers in your devs lap and wish them well
* should not accept a shitty, scary prod environment as the status quo.

instead, you should embrace production excellence.

* measure what matters. please your users and avoid petty squabbles over where time is spent.
* debug with observability, not monitoring and pagebombs
* bring the team along with you. these skills can be taught; they must be.

finally, you must:

embrace the fact that everything is failing all the time -- and it's okay! we build for resiliency, not uptime.

overcome your entrenched beliefs that *this is a job that just sucks*. no it does not. it should not, it ought not, it must not. don't let it.


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