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Anyone can have a bad day. Take for example, in professional baseball, the league’s top-performing pitcher. This pitcher could be unhittable for most of the season, but then have a single game where he just can’t find the strike zone or the opposing team is hitting and scoring with ease. Yesterday, the CDN provider Cloudflare, had a bad day as the experienced a service outage resulting in about 30 minutes of downtime for customers. In baseball, the root of the problem for a bad day is mental, which is not easily avoidable. However, in technology, we stand a better chance of avoiding a bad day with testing and with the technology we choose to implement. …

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