‘Cascading Bug’ Results In Turning Twitter Down Yesterday

Posted on Jun 22 2012 - 4:06am by Editorial Staff

We reported yesterday night that Twitter was down and then later restored. Twitter’s VP of Engineering, Mazen Rawashdeh, through micro-blogging giant official blog post stated that at 9:00 am PDT, the company discovered that the site was inaccessible for all web users and mobile clients were not showing news tweets, and soon after starting the investigation, “cascading bug” in of infrastructure component was found.

He keep on continuing on explaining what the cascading bug is is? A “cascading bug” is a bug with an effect that isn’t confined to a particular software element, but rather its effect “cascades” into other elements as well, having affects on all users, worldwide. The Twitter began recovery first at around 10:10am PDT, dropped again around 10:40am PDT, and then began full recovery at 11:08am PDT and the system after that undergoing a comprehensive review to ensure that this chain of events in the future can be avoided.

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