The Chaos monkey feature was inspired by https://principlesofchaos.org/.
When enabled all your routes on your API will be "flaky". Sometimes they will return what you expect but other times they might be down, delayed or even return strange things.
This feature was designed to help developers code against non-perfect situations (like we can see in production environments). It's important we write our code to scale and handle all types of API responses. This small feature hopefully can help you along your way to get there.
How to enable the monkey
If you click on
Settings you can see all the global features. Cross to the
Chaos Monkey feature and enable it. The server and UI will refresh and the monkey will be enabled.
Once he is enabled, he will cause disruption on your APIs.