1 Into the world of chaos engineering

This chapter covers

  • What chaos engineering is and is not
  • Motivations for doing chaos engineering
  • Anatomy of a chaos experiment
  • A simple example of chaos engineering in practice

What would you do to make absolutely sure the car you’re designing is safe? A typical vehicle today is a real wonder of engineering. A plethora of subsystems, operating everything from rain-detecting wipers to life-saving airbags, all come together to not only go from A to B, but to protect passengers during an accident. Isn’t it moving when your loyal car gives up the ghost to save yours through the strategic use of crumple zones, from which it will never recover?

Because passenger safety is the highest priority, all these parts ...

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