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On Alerts

2015-04-20 | 63 words

source: from the Thoughtworks radar

In monitoring, the common approach is to conceive of erroneous conditions and set alerts when these appear. But it is often difficult to enumerate the myriad failure modes in a software system. Monitoring of invariants is a complementary approach to setting expected normal ranges, often by examining historical behavior, and alerting whenever a system goes outside those bounds.