Tag: distributed systems

If you’ve worked on complex or distributed systems at all, at some point you’ve seen them produce behavior that is predictable in hindsight, but that you never would have predicted yourself. Systems take on a life of their own, especially as different parts are developed at different rates by different people.

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When you replace a running legacy system with a new system, it can be tempting to do it all at once. However, doing so courts disaster and makes the process much more painful than it has to be. Even though it sounds easier, a sudden system cutover is seldom pleasant.

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