Unfortunately, they are/were having difficulties this morning, and this blog was unavailable as a result. A good reminder that as we create web 2.0 services that we all leverage creatively on our sites, we need to:
- Make sure the web site will load with or without the third-party service
- Build good monitoring to understand when any component of the site is not functioning properly
- If you provide a service or API, make sure it's always available. Have a good contingency plan that allows for a graceful failover if needed for when your site is unavailable (scheduled and unscheduled).