FireHydrant's POV and thoughts

Avoid frostbite: Stop doing code freezes


A code freeze is intentionally halting changes to your codebase and environments in an effort to reduce the risk of an outage.On the surface, pausing on deployments feels like a logical solution to preventing incidents. Unfortunately, this isn't the case.

Reliability is not an engineering metric


Reliability is not a metric that engineering alone controls, everyone in the business has a substantial stake in the reliability your customers feel.

We’ve raised a $23M Series B to help us get to a world where all software is reliable


We envision a world where all software is reliable, and we’re on a mission to help every company that builds or operates software get closer to 100% reliability. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve raised $23 million to help us further our goal.

Pragmatic Incident Response: 3 Lessons Learned from Failures


Lessons learned from the front line that you actually immediately use in your incident management process.

The MTTR that matters


We're over MTTR(esolution), but have you thought about MTTR(etro)?

Alert Fatigue and Your Health


Alert fatigue can not only cost not only cause more errors and financially impact your business but can also be detrimental to your health. This post goes over how alert fatigue manifests and some ideas on how to combat it,

It's Time We Throw Out the Usage of 'Postmortem'


Why are we using the term 'postmortem' when no one died? In any other job, conducting a postmortem means someone perished, so we need to switch to another phrase to lessen the gruesomeness of software incidents. I wanted to provide some ideas that your organization could possibly run with as a replacement to “Postmortem.”

2021 is the Year of Reliability


We all know it: You expect your software tools to work every time, all the time. Let's do better this year - there’s no better time than now to dedicate effort to fireproofing your software.

Build Your API First


Going API first will save you headaches in the long run. This post shares why choosing to go API first from Day 1 will be a game-changer for your business, and the decisions we made at FireHydrant to do this.

The Culture of the Codebase


We like to have fun when we build our product - read about how Rebecca Black's "Friday" snuck its way into our codebase.

Avoid Institutionalized Incident Nonsense


How to get past the nonsense and look at problems differently.

A Single Person On-Call “Rotation” is a Critical Vulnerability


Why distributing your on-call workload is critical.