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Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue by Josha Stella

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Why “Fugue”?

Fugue (/fyooɡ/) is a rare word, but a universal form. It originally comes to us from music. A fugue spins out a musical theme. Imagine an unwinding that starts small and expands beyond expectation. First comes a short melody. Another part or player takes up that melody. Then, another takes it up. And another. The parts interweave and the fugue evolves. An elegant, layered, mathematical music plays. It builds complexity from simplicity. It has a logic and an art. A fugue begins with that single theme and develops into a powerful, multipart entity. You can listen closely for its individual components or consider the prodigious harmonies of the whole. Trying to do both can be frustrating or fun, depending on which fugue you’re listening ...

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