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How Square Stays Stable and Available

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Confreaks has an excellent collection of 2012 Airbnb Tech Talks, including this great presentation from Erica Kwan on how mobile payment platform Square stays up and stable. It's well worth a look:


As Square has grown, the methods used to ensure users can always take payments have evolved. We've refined the processes used to develop and deploy services, started using a variety of monitoring tools, and created a comprehensive, service-based on-call rotation.


I'll give an overview of all of these and discuss how Square's engineering team has adapted over the past two and a half years to support both internal and external users.

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