"Determine the fixed limits of resources. Measure usage as a proportion of the fixed limit, so you can immediately tell how close to exhasution they are" and "If you need warmup code, the system should not be able to distinguish between real and fake (e.g. a downstream system could filter the fakes). Avoid any conditional or class-specific code based on fake requests. Path depedencies should depend on the data in the request, not on code (though a smart enough compiler could even optimise that)."