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Implementing Cloud Design Patterns for AWS by Marcus Young

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Weighted transition pattern

The previous patterns, up until this point, either help to mitigate encountered problems or give unique solutions to possible problems. We have not discussed a lot of patterns that help to test our infrastructure.

Perhaps our system consists of a web server and a database server, as is often the case. Upgrading these can be done incrementally with zero downtime, as we've shown in previous patterns, but we have only discussed ways to do a full upgrade.

Let us suppose that some code changes are pending deployment on the web instance that requires a migration on the database instance. This is a hefty change that might cause a lot of headaches if it is not tested thoroughly before being released into a production environment. ...

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