The book is well-structured and the balance between each aspect is fairly good.
This book is a very useful guide for the professional web developer whose goal is to produce larger database-driven web sites in a scalable, debuggable way.
I would imagine for the right techie this book would have so many great code examples they would love it.
After reading some of the negative reviews, I felt I needed to weigh in and agree with others who said this was an excellent *introduction* well-suited for those new to scalability... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel
I loved this book. I think it's a must read. It introduces you to the major problems that you will face when scaling an application backend.Published 13 months ago by MS
The book is rather old, but it is still great for those who want understand the topic from scratch. RecommendedPublished 17 months ago by Kourakob Aleksey
I was looking forward to reading very specific info but it turned out that the book is very general. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alex
Cal Henderson writes what many call the definitive book on scaling websites... but unfortunately that's all it is, a book. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by J. Bourne
This book should have been titled "Introduction To Building Web Sites in 2006". Only two chapters (8,9) have *any* relevance to scaling, and the tools they discuss are five years... Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Gustav Bertram
When I purchased this book I was looking for a resource that would give me some insights into architecting web applications, from the software side. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Sardonicus