RailsConf 2014 Lightning Talk Slides - Failures of Distributed Systems

I’ve been doing a lot of Ruby on Rails development lately, and this year I had the privilege of attending RailsConf 2014. DHH created a bit of a stir when he declared TDD obsolete and dubbed us all software writers, and several of the sessions were related to distributed systems and service-oriented architectures.

As such, I was motivated to give a presentation during the “open mic” lightning talks session about the failures of distributed systems, and how software writers can use some engineering techniques to survive these failures. After much delay, I’m finally uploading my hastily prepared slides (with one minor grammatical correction).

Failures of Distributed Systems and How To Survive, by Mike Bourgeous