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Would you test your web app against simulated infrastructure failure?

My answer to Would you test your web app against simulated infrastructure failure? on Quora

I think this is a pretty interesting idea—simulating these kind of conditions isn’t easy so I imagine many teams don’t bother. If it was good (really easy to get started with, great control and reporting tools, maybe helped set up the actual tests to replay) and I trusted the service I would definitely consider paying for it.

On the flip side, this isn’t addressing a pain point that I actually have and feel—not simulating these kinds of failures doesn’t keep me up at night, and my alternative would be not doing this at all. So take my “sounds interesting” with a big pinch of salt!