Leif Wickland

Defusing the configuration time bomb

Hiding inside your configuration files are latent errors waiting to take down your app in a series of cascading failures. Let’s take a look at the paper which made that claim and the authors’ suggestion for how to avoid those problems. We’ll also look at handy libraries to enable those safer practices.

Leif Wickland works on the Data Science team at Rubicon Project. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, where he cycles, skis, and runs on various surfaces in an attempt to keep up with his neighbors.