On Monday, the company open sourced its “Chaos Monkey,” software that randomly turns off virtual machines running beneath its streaming service, a way of simulating the small outages the service will inevitably face day after day. This means that anyone can use the tool or even modify its source code.
This is just one of many software “monkeys” Netflix has built to test its online service, and eventually, it will open source the entire Simian Army.
I obviously love the naming but I love their approach to their testing and that they’re open sourcing it. Despite the haters, I still love Netflix.