Fire drill: preparing and testing for a traffic spike


Session Description

It's D-Day, your site has hit the front page of reddit and alarms are ringing everywhere. You try your hardest to stay online- enable caching, followed best practices, but your site still crashes and burns. If only you had taken the time to prepare, you could have at least salvaged the wreck! Be it an unexpected promotion or planned flash sale, learn the tools for simulating a large amount of traffic and how to be ready. We will cover areas of potential failure, tips on making them more robust, and ways to recover even in worst case scenario.

How to create a holiday performance plan
How to test (tools) and optimize before the big day
What to test before the big day
Analyzing results and optimizing
Diagnosis checklist for the big day
Repairing in real time
Plan B

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