Scalable Coding—Find the Error

Friday, 2018, August 31 - 11:4512:15

Igor Ebner de Carvalho, Microsoft


An important function in our job as SREs is being able to write code and review code, but even here we miss a lot of details and many bugs remain undiscovered. Why is this? A major part of the problem is how our brain works—we only see what we want to see. This talk will explain this important "shortcoming" of our brain and give some insights on how to overcome this problem by addressing common examples of code snippets that can easily lead to bugs and problems at scale.

Igor Ebner de Carvalho, Microsoft

At Microsoft Azure, Igor has been working with some of the largest and most resilient services on the planet, where he helps drive the necessary changes needed for Azure to be ahead of the current growth curve we are experiencing in the Cloud business.

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@inproceedings {218877,
author = {Igor Ebner de Carvalho},
title = {Scalable {Coding{\textemdash}Find} the Error},
booktitle = {SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa (SREcon18 Europe)},
year = {2018},
address = {Dusseldorf},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug,

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