How Facebook Moves Fast and Breaks Things
From Airbnb Tech Talks 2012, a guide to big mistakes and how to make them from former Facebook infrastructure engineer Aaron Priestley:
A practical set of step-by-step recipes for reproducing some of Facebook's biggest mistakes (in security, web stacks, polytheism, deployment, algorithms, photo faxing and other areas) delivered by an engineer who helped make them...
Evan Priestley worked as an infrastructure engineer at Facebook. He inflicted substantial and lasting harm, amassing a mountain of technical debt which the company will be paying down for decades to come.