Monday, January 07, 2013

Janitor Monkey

When I first heard about "Chaos Monkey" from Netflix, I was hooked. It's only job is to randomly kill processes to ensure that error handling and recovery works well.

When I heard from Slashdot that "Janitor Monkey" was open-sourced, I again jumped for joy.

From the article:

"Janitor Monkey is part of the so-called Simian Army of at least eight internal management tools, including Latency Monkey, which introduces artificial delays into the system, and Chaos Monkey. Some (but not all) of these tools have been open-sourced."
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How many systems that you work on are able to stand up to this kind of self-administered abuse? :)

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