The Google SRE Book With Andrew Shafer (Ep. 58)

April 13, 2017 Michael Coté

The Google SRE book is a great collection of Google's practices, approaches, and management priorities that form the basis of how Google operates and builds their overall platform. Google Site Reliability Engineers are a combination of system administrator and programmer who spend about half of their time on traditional operations "toil" and the other half actually coding updates and net-net services and platforms used by the product teams at Google. Andrew Shafer and Coté discuss a general overview of the book and then highlight some of the more interesting and generally applicable topics.

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The SRE Book

  • Google SRE book, available for free.

  • "Toil" - don't spend more than 50% of your weekly time on "toil," which is sort of like low-level, manual-driven work, often break/fix things.

  • Todd Underwood's DevOpsDays talk.

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Michael Coté

Coté works on the advocate team for Pivotal Cloud Foundry®. See @cote for more.

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