Post #77

Going to Eleven

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Swarm

Your mission

100,000 simultaneous users. 38 days. 9 systems. One launch. Ready?

Are you sure you want to do this?

  • What is it like to go from zero users to all the users in one day? How do you prepare for that?
  • Have you ever dealt with perfomance problems in systems you don't control?
  • Have you ever negotiated a large-scale test with an external partner?
  • Have you built an AWS architecture with the biggest possible pieces?
  • Have you ever DDoSed your own site?
  • Have you ever lost sleep because your application won't horizontally scale?

Can't back out now

This is the story of a real-life product "land rush". It starts with designing a load test, picking tools, and isolating a slew of dependencies. That's the easy part. The fun really starts when the load test runs. Hold on tight and we'll ride this swarm to the finish line.

The video above was recorded at ConFoo.ca on March 8, 2017.

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