Viktor Farcic

Self-healing systems

Date: This event took place live on July 26 2016

Presented by: Viktor Farcic

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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We can think of computer systems as human bodies, comprised of cells of various types. In computer systems, these "cells" can be hardware or software, and they can behave in similar ways to cells observed in a human body. Software units can be made with the ability to self-heal. Self-healing can be applied to almost any type of architecture but provides best results when combined with microservices; in general, the smaller software units are, the easier it is for them to self-heal, recuperate from failures, multiply, or even be destroyed if needed. Viktor Farcic explores the practices and tools required to set up fully autonomous self-healing systems capable of both reactive recuperation from failures and proactive prediction of steps that should be taken to prevent failures before they happen.

About Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a senior consultant at CloudBees. Over the course of his career, Viktor has coded using a plethora of languages including Pascal (yes, he is old), Basic (before it got the Visual prefix), ASP (before it got the .Net suffix), C, C++, Perl, Python, ASP.Net, Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, Java, Scala, and more. (He never worked with Fortran.) His current favorite is Go. Viktor is passionate about microservices, continuous integration, delivery, and deployment (CI/CD), and test-driven development. He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences. Viktor is the author of The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit: Automating the Continuous Deployment Pipeline with Containerized Microservices and Test-Driven Java Development.

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