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Chaos Monkey And Spinnaker

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Ever heard of Netflix's Simian Army?

It represents the collection of tools Netflix has been arming themselves with since 2011 to test the AWS infrastructure. These unusual tools are open source, widely adaptable, and a wonderfully chaotic way to test software for operational vulnerabilities.

Automated Canary Analysis and How Netflix Uses It For Better Software

intro to automated canary analysis

During World War I, canaries were used to detect toxic gases in the environment before humans could be harmed. They were also routinely used in coal mines where they would sing and chirp inside a small cage to signal the air was safe for the workers. Fortunately for the birds, they were later replaced with automated detectors. 

Make Customers Happier With Your Software Using Spinnaker

Continuous Delivery (CD) is one of those things that tend to prove beneficial for all parties. For developers, it allows them to push new code without fear. For the end user (your customer), they get exactly what they want: better features, faster updates, and the confidence that you actually listen to their feedback. Everybody wins, right?

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Interview With A Netflix UI Engineer: Spinnaker, Upcoming Features, and How To Improve Developer Efficiency


Archana Sankaranarayanan is a senior UI Engineer at Netflix where she builds tools to improve development velocity and obsesses over creating simple, intuitive, and accessible interfaces. Before settling into her enviable position at Netflix, she lent her expertise on style guides to build interfaces for Coursera, Quantifind, and Adobe.

3 Fool-Proof Reasons Continuous Delivery with Spinnaker is Good for Business


If you’re in the business of building and delivering software-services then you’ve probably already entertained the idea of Continuous Delivery (CD).

Here’s How Netflix-Made ‘Spinnaker’ for Continuous Delivery Can Grow Your Career

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