The operational checklist contains a list of best practices to be done at an operational level to make the after-release life of a system easy. It advises using centralized logs, monitoring software, and more. It shows how automation can make life easier:
- All logs should be in one place (ELK stack)
- A common monitoring platform for all services
- Stateless services can easily be autoscaled, as we don't have to replicate the session everywhere
- Automation is the key to quick development
That's pretty much it! In the next section, we will cover scalability and look at some of the scalability tools available before concluding the book.