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A ten-principle checklist for socio-technical design

by Albert Cherns, quoted by Jackson in Critical Systems Thinking

paraphrased by me, with commentary for software teams 🧵
Compatibility
the process of design is compatible with its objectives. Want democracy? use participative design.

The means match the ends.
You don't get autonomous teams by specifying Scrum.
Minimal Critical Specification
of the who and how of carrying out the work, only the essentials are decided up-front.

Figure out the basics, and plan on figuring out more later, within the team. Keep detailed decisions near the work.
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🧵Spent an hour this week with a squad building new #Serverless API on #AWS.
My main advises were-
- Break-down the #domain & think of set-piece #microservices
- Identify sync & async parts
- Think #events & event-driven
- Do event storming & develop event-driven thinking
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- Identify core & support #microservices
- Perform data modelling for each microservice - queries, indexes...
- Follow #API guidelines
- Remember you're building an intelligent service. Not a proxy to 3rd party
- Make your service's contract with its clients as simple & easy
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- Don't build a #monolith microservice
- #Observability - structure logs, metrics, monitoring
- API usage plan for each client & monitor
- Native #serverless service integration
- Reach out to experts for help

They're on separate #AWS a/c, repo, #CDK & #typescript. Happy😀👍
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Seven core principles to achieve a #DevOps culture (Thread)

Implementing a DevOps culture is challenging at the beginning and may face high resistance. These seven core principles can make the journey effective Seven Core Principles to achieve DevOps Culture
1. Create a highly collaborative environment:
- #teams work together can achieve any tasks easily
- Silos may end up in confusion and failures
- Collaborative environment provides a unified process and continues improvement toward business goals
2. Automate when possible:
- Repeated automated tasks can lead teams to focus on innovation
- Automation means rapid #development, #testing, and deployment
- Automation may include integration, reviews, testing, security, deployment, and monitoring - Check for the right tools
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Recently I was honoured to give my talk, "The Important of ... Empathy (in #chaosengineering)" to the wonderful audience at @chaoscarnivalio. I decided to make the talk a ... talk, rather than a slideshow, and I promised I'd share the major points ... so here they are, a thread.
I started with a confession, that the success of the #chaosengineering initiative in your company has less to do with the tools you pick than you may realise... And as the co-founder of the @chaostoolkit, that's quite the hard confession to make!
What helps your #chaosengineering succeed isn't just the tools, it isn't the types of failure you can inject, it isn't even how #cloudnative, or not, your system is, or how wonderful your #observability is set up ...
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🎉 slack.engineering/infrastructure…

A deep dive on how we crafted an order of magnitude change in our spend (10x reduction compared to baseline growth) over the last two years with iterative understanding and changes in Slack’s Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure. 1/
👋 I referenced this article in my talk on Tracing in CI last week at
@strangeloop_stl
with excellent threads summarizing the talk by
@cyen
() /
@wiredferret
() 2/
I feel like theres so much MORE to explore / make in developer productivity related tooling. This body of work was a collaboration between many teams and had plenty of iterations at @slackhq and I'm excited to keep chipping away together to better understand 💯 dev / infra UX 3/
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you have about 18 more hours to get a submission into @o11ycon! we're interested in hearing about your #observability journey, whether you're a Honeycomb customer or not!
@o11ycon Have a few minutes to share a topic you'd like to hear more about or have an anecdote about your #observability journey you'd like to share? Our Call for Presentations for @o11ycon is open until tonight! go.hny.co/3e5XcOY

Don't dawdle, put something in before signing off!
Hi US East Coast, it's about to be 7pm, remember, we're not extending this deadline any further. Even if it's just some partial thoughts, put in for @o11ycon the topic of your talk and a few points you might want to cover! #OpenTelemetry #Observability go.hny.co/3e5XcOY
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Some second order effects of SolarWinds hack... companies realizing Observability over all infra is mandatory.

Weng’s thread is on $SPLK but trend rises all boats here: I own $DDOG but also boosts $DT $NEWR and $ESTC.

PS follow @AznWeng to keep your eyes on hiring trends!
Anecdotal reddit comments on that thread is where companies should be mentally: capture all the logs and metrics now - you never know what will be needed later.

#Observability is vital for #Cybersecurity.
And beyond observability, cybersecurity also requires managing Identity $OKTA and devices $CRWD. And further bolstering protection via Zero Trust and SASE with $ZS $NET and others.

On and on down the line, SolarWinds effects are going to ripple through my portfolio.
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It's Friday the 13th, uh I mean the 12th. That means it's time again for Five Hot Takes in Monitoring and Observability.

Hashtag #monitoring
Hashtag #observability
Hashtag #tsdb

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Leading off, @IRONdb 0.19.5 was released with some wicked tag indexing and searching optimizations. Guessing this is what @postwait tweeted about hacking on earlier this week. docs.circonus.com/irondb/release…

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.@PrometheusIO 2.19.0 is out. Looks like some performance optimizations.
github.com/prometheus/pro…

3/6
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It's Friday and the Memorial Day weekend forecast is looking like warm temperatures. That means it is time for another Five Hot Takes on monitoring and observability.

hashtag #monitoring
hashtag #observability

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Leading off, @davidgsIoT is now leading up Developer Advocacy at time series db vendor @QuestDb. Congrats David!



2/6
Multi-node @TimescaleDB has landed. Big accomplishment, watch out @citusdata!

blog.timescale.com/blog/multi-nod…

3/6
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It's a warm Friday and most of us are sheltering in place, so it's time for five hot takes on this week's monitoring and observability news 1/6

hashtag #monitoring
hashtag #observability
Leading off, an analysis on the Gartner 2020 APM Magic Quadrant. There's not much that's magical about APM (or Gartner reports for that matter), but this report is worth a read tunemon.com/analyzing-the-… 2/6
The Open Observability conference is May 27th. There's about half a dozen speakers already, and the CFP is open until May 11th openobservability.io 3/6
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.@gphat getting ready to send it with "No-Nonsense Observability Improvement" #kubecon #observability Image
@gphat "We are not going to define Observability today" 👍 Image
@gphat The normal zone, the weird zone. Image
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Short thread here summing up monitoring and observability news this past week. Sponsored by... nobody #monitoring #observability #sre 1/7
The @Monitorama Baltimore speaker lineup has been released. Looks like a good lineup, several monitoring vendor experts speaking. monitorama.com/2019/baltimore… 2/7
Monitoring company @signalfx acquired by @splunk for $1B. With $178M in VC funding, an exit multiplier of ~5.6 aligns with desired PE exits of 5x, but just over the VC funding multiplier criteria of 5.4. Desirable VC exits are 10x. splunk.com/en_us/newsroom… 3/7
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#observability has three pipes (not pillars!)
As humans, we can't (and don't want to!) investigate each individual trace. But how we do know which traces matter? Which are representative?
Root cause analysis is one thing when you have low cardinality...
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Tinder moved to #Kubernetes and @EnvoyProxy, is averaging appx 50 containers, 15 pods per node. Interesting for a few reasons from my perspective
#1/ Bigger nodes running many containers is not so rare. At @signalfx we are seeing this more and more in the field. Is it too early to say that #Mainframe is making a comeback? #MillenialMainframe #GenerationM
#2/ "One reason we were able to move so quickly was due to the rich metrics we were able to easily integrate"
Seeing this everywhere. You can't fly a #jetplane without instruments and you can't run advanced #infrastructure without great #observability and #metrics
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Personal rage thread on #Monitoring vs. #Observability. Courtesy of this delineastion: "Monitoring is telling you your systems are broken, Observability is being able to ask why?"
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Telling me a system is broken is *worthless* if I can't ask it why it's broken.
"Yo, your shit's broken" has ALWAYS been BAD monitoring.
At times, it may be the only monitoring we have, but it's not the end goal.
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Every time I see #Monitoring vs #Observability I wonder if they knew sysadmins could program before #DevOps became a thing. I've been a sysadmin for almost 20 yrs. On day 1, I thought "running the same commands over and over again is dumb, here's some #Perl."
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