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Release It!, 2nd Edition by Michael T. Nygard

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Antecedents of Chaos Engineering

Chaos engineering draws from many other fields related to safety, reliability, and control, such as cybernetics, complex adaptive systems, and the study of high-reliability organizations. In particular, the multidisciplinary field of resilience engineering offers a rich area to explore for new directions in chaos.[94]

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In Drift into Failure [Sid11] Sidney Dekker, one of the pioneers in resilience engineering, talks about “drift” as a phenomenon. A system exists in a realm with three key boundaries, as shown in the figure. (In this context, when Dekker talks about systems, he means the whole collection of people, ...

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