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  • Monitor for approaching catastrophic failure
  • Alert your team to an outage emergency 
  • Dissect your incident response strategies
  • Test automation tools and build your own software
  • Predict bottlenecks and fight for user experience
  • Eliminate the competition in an SRE interview

Real-World SRE is the go-to survival guide for the software developer in the middle of catastrophic website failure. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) has emerged on the frontline as businesses strive to maximize uptime. This book is a step-by-step framework to follow when your website is down and the countdown is on to fix it.

Nat Welch has battle-hardened experience in reliability engineering at some of the biggest outage-sensitive companies on the internet. Arm yourself with his tried-and-tested methods for monitoring modern web services, setting up alerts, and evaluating your incident response.

Real-World SRE goes beyond just reacting to disaster—uncover the tools and strategies needed to safely test and release software, plan for long-term growth, and foresee future bottlenecks. Real-World SRE gives you the capability to set up your own robust plan of action to see you through a company-wide website crisis.

The final chapter of Real-World SRE is dedicated to acing SRE interviews, either in getting a first job or a valued promotion.

  • Proven methods for keeping your website running
  • A survival guide for incident response
  • Written by an ex-Google SRE expert
Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781788628884
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2018


Nat Welch

Nat Welch is a software developer based in the US. Since 2005 he has been building websites and keeping them running. He has always had a deep love of infrastructure and building to support the creative efforts of others. In 2012, Nat became a Site Reliability Engineer at Google and fell in love with the specialty. Since then, he has worked at companies of all sizes trying to promote reliability and help developers build reliable systems.