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The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise, Second Edition by Michael T. Fisher, Martin L. Abbott

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Chapter 18. Barrier Conditions and Rollback

He will conquer who has learned the artifice of deviation. Such is the art of maneuvering.

—Sun Tzu

Whether your development methodology is Agile, waterfall, or some hybrid, implementing the right processes for deploying updates into your production environment can protect you from significant failures. Conversely, poor processes are likely to cause painful and persistent problems. Checkpoints and barrier conditions within your product development life cycle can increase quality and reduce the cost of developing your product. However, even the best teams, armed with the best processes and great technology, may make mistakes and incorrectly analyze the results of certain tests or reviews. If your platform ...

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