For the uninitiated, Super Monkey Ball is a classic game in which you control one of four playable monkeys encased in a translucent ball though a series of twists and turns to reach the goal.
The game features six worlds with 125 total levels, as well as four additional mini games: Monkey Target, Monkey Bowl, Monkey Golf, and Monkey Base - a multi-player mode exclusively for tablets.
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Late last year, the Netflix Tech Blog wrote about five lessons they learned moving to Amazon Web Services.
AWS is, of course, the preeminent provider of so-called "cloud computing", so this can essentially be read as key advice for any website considering a move to the cloud. Here's the one bit that struck me as most essential: We’ve sometimes referred to the Netflix software architecture in AWS as our Rambo Architecture.
Each system has to be able to succeed, no matter what, even all on its own.
We’re designing each distributed system to expect and tolerate failure from other systems on which it depends.
If our recommendations system is down, we degrade the quality of our responses to our customers, but we still respond.
We’ll show popular titles instead of personalized picks.
If our search system is intolerably slow, streaming should still work perfectly fine.
One of the first systems our engineers built in AWS is called the Chaos Monkey.
The Chaos Monkey’s job is to randomly kill instances and services within our architecture.