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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.
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 8 months ago by MS
The book is rather old, but it is still great for those who want understand the topic from scratch. RecommendedPublished 11 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 15 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 24 months ago 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
this book covers topics like version control software and network architecture, but it leaves out the actual building part. Read morePublished on January 13, 2010
The book is getting a little dated, but most of what's in here still makes sense. I actually put it away after reading 50% of it because it keeps making me feel stressed about all... Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by User Guy