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Dot-Com and Beyond: Breakthrough Internet-based Architectures and Methodologies Paperback – June 11, 2001

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Today and in the future, your business is on the network.The real dot-com revolution is yet to come.

Dot-Com & Beyond introduces the breakthrough methodologies, architectures, and best practices that will enable you to take full advantage of the 21st-Century Internet. It provides indispensable guidance to Senior Technical Developers, Technical Architects, IT Project Managers, Technical Managers, CIOs, and CTOs responsible for designing and developing Internet-based infrastructures and services.

Based on the deep knowledge and extensive experience of the experts in Sun's .Com Consulting group, Dot-Com & Beyond focuses on the proven architectural models, design patterns, and methodologies architects and developers need to build Internet-based infrastructure components that meet real-world business requirements. Managers focused on the emerging business and computing needs of their companies will also learn how to understand and define the system requirements and capabilities essential to meeting long-term business goals.


Chapter 1, The Dot-Com Landscape: A View From 10,000 Feet, provides an overview of today's Internet landscape and the business opportunities inherent in the networked age.

Chapter 2, The CNN Moment: Trouble in Paradise, describes the CNN Moment—the damaging public infrastructure failure often experienced by dot-com enterprises—and outlines its most common causes.

Chapter 3, The Naked Cowboy: Warning Signs in the Dot-Com Age, further explores the telltale symptoms of impending disaster within IT organizations, both traditional and cutting-edge, large and small.

Chapter 4, The New Wave: Architecture to the Rescue, explains the theoretical underpinnings of Sun Microsystems' approach to creating successful dot-com infrastructures.

Chapter 5, Built to Last: Designing for Systemic Qualities, examines the importance of systemic qualities such as availability and scalability to any Internet-based system, and provides strategies and tactics for developing, implementing, and integrating them.

Chapter 6, Getting to Dot-Com: The SunTone Engineering Methodology, describes the key elements of stakeholders, artifacts, iterated phases, and workflows that provide a rigorous and tested blueprint for creating dot-com systems.

Chapter 7, Don't Eat the Boat: Managing Dot-Com Projects, shares the knowledge and experience of Sun's project managers that will help you keep dot-com projects on track and bring them to a successful conclusion.

Chapter 8, Not Rocket Science: A Dot-Com Case Study, illustrates the successful architecture, design, construction, validation, and deployment of a complex commercial Internet-based system.

Chapter 9, The Next Generation: Future Dot-Com Infrastructures, explores current and coming changes in the Internet landscape, and some emerging trends in network-based infrastructures and services that make the wisdom of Dot-Com & Beyond vital to businesses everywhere.

About the Author

Sun Professional Services is a division within Sun Microsystems that helps companies "" their businesses. Sun Professional Services consultants have extensive expertise in helping companies leverage Web, Internet, and Java technology to migrate business operations onto the Internet.

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