Code that pulls together all the services, along with tutorial documentation that explains how it works and how to extend it.
Autonomous code that helps operate the platform, often clients of Edda's historical state database.
Tests, fixes, improvements to robustness and antifragility, new code testing tools. Since this may be aggregated across many pull requests for test cases and bugs, they should be listed and documented in the Submission.
The missing link, the one thing no-one thought of doing, that makes a big difference to a project.
Integration with existing monitoring and alerting tools, and/or completely new tools and automation that enhances availability.
Portability across languages, operating systems, data stores, between cloud and datacenter, and across various cloud APIs which increase the applicable scope of NetflixOSS. Converting fixed interfaces into pluggable patterns.
New performance testing tools, results of performance tests and performance oriented bugs. Since this may be aggregated across many pull requests, they should be listed and documented in the Submission.
Improved support for SQL and NoSQL databases, client library interfaces and operational automation.
Improvements to existing user interfaces, better icons and tutorials, and new tools that make NetflixOSS easier to use, deploy and diagnose.
An award given by the Judges to the best entry that doesn't fit in a single category, perhaps straddling several or inventing a new category