Chaos Debugging for Microservices

Cloud Native DC

Jun 26, 2019, 10:00 PM – Jun 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Distributed microservices introduce new challenges: failure modes are harder to anticipate and resolve. In this session, we present a “Chaos Debugging” framework enabled by three open source projects: Gloo Shot, Squash, and Loop to help you increase your microservices’ “immunity” to issues.

Gloo Shot integrates with any service mesh to implement advanced, realistic chaos experiments. Squash connects powerful and mature debuggers (gdb, dlv, java debugging) to your microservices while they run in Kubernetes. Loop extends the capability of your service mesh to observe your application and record full transactions for sandboxed replay and debugging.

Come to this demo-heavy talk to see how together, Squash, Gloo Shot, and Loop allow you to trigger, replay, and investigate failure modes of your microservices in a language agnostic and efficient manner without requiring any changes to your code.

Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Global Field CTO at, former Chief Architect at Red Hat, and well known in the community for being an author (Istio in Action, Manning, Istio Service Mesh, O'Reilly 2018, Microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast and committer on various open-source projects including Istio, Kubernetes, and many others. Christian has spent time at both enterprises as well as web-scale companies and now helps companies create and deploy large-scale, cloud-native resilient, distributed architectures. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, devops, and cloud-native application design.

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Networking, food & drinks
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Presentation and Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm: More networking, food & drinks :)



June 26 – 27, 2019
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


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    Freewheel / Comcast

    Principal Engineer

  • Matthew Cascio

    American Red Cross

    Governance & Strategy | CNCF Ambassador