Real World Code Livestream: Preventing Cascade Failures Caused by Excessive Concurrent Writes in a Heroku Hosted, Amazon RDS Backed Ruby on Rails App

On January 15th at 10AM PT/1PM ET, Betsy and Zee are live-streaming their attempts to debug and resolve a cascade failure of a Heroku-hosted, RDS-backed Ruby on Rails API. Anyone may access it via this Livestream URL.

We’ll be working on solving a critical production issue for one of our delivery client-partners; Notabli. Notabli is a worker/founder-owned scrapbooking tool. They make it easy for family members to take pictures, share them, and print them in a private, secure environment. They’re also 100% donation driven. They provide a beautiful service! But they don’t have piles of money to throw at Unicorn 10x Programmers the SV startup scene is so enraptured by.

In lieu of payment, they’ve granted us the rights to share our sessions solving the problems they’re experiencing in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, viewers will be interested in hiring us for our technical coaching services or our real world refactoring training. (End of Pitch ;))

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Notabli reached out to us the day after Christmas because their API was falling over under load. Their Lead Engineer, Ty Rauber was working hard with their Head of Product, Jackson Latka, to bring it back up. They wanted a second pair of programmer-eyes, and well… I was bored! Isn’t that what everyone uses the Holidays for? Triaging production issues for other peoples’ software?

For more context you can read our full incident report, How We Used the OODA Loop to Triage a Cascade Failure for a Heroku-hosted, RDS Backed Ruby on Rails App!

We expect to make significant progress in one or two two-hour sessions, and we’re inviting you to ride-along with us.

Jackson likely will join us for the first 15~30 minutes to make sure we have everything we need, and then we’ll dive right in.

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Attend Real World Code Livestream: Preventing Cascade Failures Caused by Excessive Concurrent Writes in a Heroku Hosted, Amazon RDS Backed Ruby on Rails App on Jan 15, 2019 with Zee Spencer and Betsy Haibel!