MUST READ: When Programming a System with High Kinetic Energy

Kode Vicious (aka George V. Neville-Neil ) wrote another brilliant article on reducing risk in systems that can do serious harm. Here are just two of the gems:

The risks involved in these systems come from three major areas: marketing, accounting, and management.

There is a wealth of literature on safety-critical systems, much of which points in the same direction: toward simplicity. With increasing complexity comes increasing risk …

For whatever reason most networking- and virtualization vendors joined a lemming-like run in the opposite direction years ago.

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