The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.
― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
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.
Hulu making viewers have cable subscriptions to view content would be the best business move in the World…for Netflix. Seriously it would kill Hulu.