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Development Was the Easy Part (Scottish Ruby 2014)

by André Arko

Published May 13, 2014 in Technology

While writing code that actually works is (in all likelihood) impossible, there are other things that are even harder. This talk is about one of those: production environments. As a developer, you spend almost all of your time in development. That's a shame, because your code will be tested orders of magnitude more times in production. As tautological as it is to say, development and production are incredibly different places. This talk will try to make you surprised and uncomfortable about your own production environment. We'll focus on the ways that metrics, networks, and data stores can be surprising or easy to misunderstand… until it's 3am and your phone won't stop ringing.