Our next meeting is Thursday, October 25th. For this month, Shaun Abram will be talking about how pre-production testing alone is not enough
to ensure that your software is working in the only place that really matters: production. We'll cover production deployment and testing
strategies, observability, and chaos engineering.
The sole purpose of software is to have a positive impact on your customers.
And the only place your software has an impact on your customers is production.
While testing in demo and stage is good (indeed, essential), testing in production is all too often overlooked. Deploying to production and hoping
for the best is a gamble, not a strategy.
In this talk, we discuss
1) Better production deployment and testing strategies including dark pool testing, canary releases and feature switching.
2) After deployment, your work is still not done. We'll talk about Observability, including monitoring, tracing and metrics.
3) Finally, even with the best deployment strategies and monitoring techniques, your software WILL fail in production. It's a question of when, not if.
So why not simulate those failures first? We'll finish with game days and chaos engineering.
This talk should be of interest to all developers, QA and Ops folks who are responsible for getting working software in front of users.
Shaun Abram is a technical lead and development manager, interested in software design, architecture and continuous deployment. A Northern Ireland native,
now happily based in San Francisco, Shaun is passionate about building quality software.
The dotNet Group.org will meeting this month at the inNEVation Center, located at 6795 Edmond Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118, 3rd floor.
The inNEVation Center is located in the southwest part of town, just south of the 215 (South) and just west of Decatur. Exit southbound onto Decatur from the 215,
turn right on Badura Avenue and then another right on Edmond Street. The inNEVation Center is located in the west building. It's the building with the "Switch" logo.
2018 Meeting Schedule
January 25th, Thursday
Creating a .NET Core app and deploying the .NET Core app to an Azure's Linux VM
February 22nd, Thursday
Introduction to the Azure Bot Service
March 29th, Thursday
Design for Non-Designers from a Non-Designer
April 26th, Thursday
Ed Macualey and Alan Yu
Microsoft Docs, Installing SQL Server on Linux, SQL Operations Studio
May 31th, Thursday
Rebooting the ASP.NET Franchise
June 28th, Thursday
July 26th, Thursday
August 30th, Thursday
The Best Editor on the Planet, Visual Studio Code
September 27th, Thursday
Testing in Production
October 25th, Thursday
Testing in Production
Because of the holidays, the group does not meet in November or December.