Infrastructure from scratch. Part 10. Testing

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This is the last part of my Junior Ops cycle. Who reads it ever?

The proper testing can reduce troubleshooting stuff and speed up development-commit-deploy lifecycle. There are many kinds of software testing, each of them has a specific area. Here I’d like to concentrate on 2 areas: performance testing and load testing. I’m dealing with them choosing Yandex.Tank.

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Infrastructure from scratch. Part 8. Continuous Integration.

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The more we grow up the more routine we have. For example, servers park includes more identical instances. The same thing matters build/release/deploy lifecycle. The more we work, the more business wants. Now typical development team needs to shape the changed software few times of day. It’s a toil.

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Infrastructure from scratch. Part 5. Backup.

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I`d compare backups with meditation on human body. You don’t actually see the benefits, but in long term backups keep you healthy. Because they verify your infrastructure have reserve sources. Meditation helps to overcome the hardest moments of your life throwing out dirty thoughts. The clear backup similarly helps engineer to go through some kind of disasters. Even disasters we couldn’t guess before it was happened.

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Infrastructure from scratch. Part 2: AWS

Going on with my “operations revelations”, I’d like to describe my cloud experience. Project where I’m working now has all services and hardware on the Amazon cloud. It would be strange if it wouldn’t, because there is a definitely big trend to host applications in AWS.

I’ve never seen and thought how Amazon work. So, there must be some fun for me.

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