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> A senior engineer should be advocating for that load test at e.g. 150% of the real load.

When the total budget is $60K, they probably don't have the time.

Remember that when Disney (a company with near-infinite resources) launched Plus in the US the account service was only intermittently accessible the first day. And that was after a pilot launch in the Netherlands.

When the total budget is $60K, the probably don't have senior engineers, let alone someone to handle the load testing.

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