Chaos Testing

Learn the purpose and principles of chaos testing.

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While chaos testing involves executing tests designed to break services our application depends on, the overall discipline of chaos engineering was first established in 2010 by engineers at Netflix. The primary purpose of this type of engineering was to test how their services and applications behaved under extreme circumstances. In 2012, Netflix open-sourced Chaos Monkey, which was their internal chaos testing platform. This opened the doors for other companies and engineers to be able to leverage and modify that suite and adapt it to their applications.

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