Case Study: Bringing Chaos Engineering to the Cloud Native Developers

Although Chaos Engineering started as a solution for solving unknown problems at scale, it has evolved into a totally different practice area in recent years. It is now beginning to play a major role in CI/CD apart from Ops and figures as an aid that improves developer experience. Chaos frameworks are beginning to feature in the list of must-have dev tools.

In this session, Uma Mukkara (Head of Chaos @ Harness) and I discuss the role of Chaos Engineering in stepping up the cloud native dev experience and how developers can use cloud native chaos tests to verify the resilience of their application even before the code is merged. Okteto is an open source tool that enables developers to deploy development environments directly in Kubernetes. The community behind Okteto has succeeded with the idea of providing cloud native chaos tests to the developers in their toolset.

In this session, we take examples of Litmus chaos tests on Okteto and show how developers can run them as part of the development process, rather than just on CI.