A Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day at Slack

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Who doesn't love a juicy post-mortem? Kudos to Laura Nolan (@lauralifts) for sharing an extremely well-written article detailing what events lead to a recent outage at Slack. It's a great reminder of how complex modern software looks like today and another reason to understand how systems interact. In this case, part of the issue here was the broken monitoring (hopefully not triggering the who's going to monitor the monitor conversation!)

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