Cascading Failures vs Robust Code: How SignalLeaf Survived Multiple Crashes And Still Served Podcasts

added by Paul Wheeler
6/24/2014 1:16:35 PM

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A few weeks ago, SignalLeaf crashed. Hard. The site was down and my error reporting system was reporting an error in the connectivity to the message queue system. My house seemed to be crumbling all around me, and I was in full panic mode. However, I didn’t lose any important data or have any service outage in serving podcast episodes. All thanks to a somewhat robust architecture.