SRE Weekly Issue #265

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Articles

Here’s a great look into how LinkedIn’s embedded SREs work.

[…] the mission for Product SRE is to “engineer and drive product reliability by influencing architecture, providing tools, and enhancing observability.”

Zaina Afoulki and Lakshmi Namboori — LinkedIn

It’s all just other people’s caches.

Ruurtjan Pul

Recently there was a Reddit post asking for advice about moving from Site Reliability Engineering to Backend Eng. I started writing a response to it, the response got long, and so I turned it into a blog post.

Charles Cary — Shoreline

This is the first in a series about lessons SREs can learn from the space shuttle program. The author likens earlier spacecraft to microservices and the Shuttle to a monolith.

Robert Barron

This article is ostensibly about Emergency Medical Services (EMS), but as is so often the case, it’s directly applicable to SRE. The 5 characteristics are enlightening, and so is the fictitious anecdote about an EMT rattled from a previous incident.

Ems1

Simple solution meets reality. I like how we get to see what they did when things didn’t quite work out as they were hoping.

Robert Mosolgo — GitHub

They did the work to convert a database column to a 64-bit integer before it was too late. Unfortunately, one of their library dependencies didn’t use 64-bit integers.

Keith Ballinger — GitHub

In this post, I’ll walk you through one of our first ever Sidekiq incidents and how we improved our Sidekiq implementation as a result of this incident.

Nakul Pathak — Scribd

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