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As a developer, you are aware of the increasing concern amongst developers and site architects that websites be able to handle the vast number of visitors that flood the Internet on a daily basis.Scalable Internet Architectureaddresses these concerns by teaching you both good and bad design methodologies for building new sites and how to scale existing websites to robust, high-availability websites. Primarily example-based, the book discusses major topics in web architectural design, presenting existing solutions and how they work. Technology budget tight? This book will work for you, too, as it introduces new and innovative concepts to solving traditionally expensive problems without a large technology budget. Using open source and proprietary examples, you will be engaged in best practice design methodologies for building new sites, as well as appropriately scaling both growing and shrinking sites. Website development help has arrived in the form ofScalable Internet Architecture.
Theo Schlossnagle is a principal at OmniTI Computer Consulting, where he provides
expert consulting services related to scalable internet architectures, database replication,
and email infrastructure. He is the creator of the Backhand Project and the Ecelerity
MTA, and spends most of his time solving the scalability problems that arise in
high-performance and highly distributed systems.
I ordered this book without even knowing how to pronounce the name of the author :D which is going to happen to you too! Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Ron
It provides many interesting concepts and practical ideas. It is definitely worth reading.
I suggest defining terms in a more formal way. Read more
This book is an absolute classic, with explanations full of solid principles and born of real-world pain. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Ryan Miller
This book is great, especially as a starting point to learning about scalability planning. It takes a fairly academic approach to all relevant subjects and can quickly get anyone... Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by Michael R. Schenck
An excellent book on what the issues are with building web site that scale to large numbers of servers. Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by Robert Harker
I bought this book on recommendations from others and I have to agree that it is fantastic. Don't let the 2006 publication date fool you into avoiding it for something more... Read morePublished on September 19, 2009 by Andrew Gilmartin
The author has clearly been through the Internet grinder and we're now all the better for it. Scalability of an Internet service should be one of the chief considerations in its... Read morePublished on March 12, 2009 by John
I was disappointed in this book. Even if it does seem that it covers all the right things, in right order, trying not to miss anything -- down the road it came up clearly that this... Read morePublished on March 9, 2009 by Alexey Prohorenko
It's rare to find a technical book, albeit a computer one, that is well-written as this one. It hits a great sweet spot - not bogged down in abstract truisms, and not mired in... Read morePublished on February 1, 2009 by Greg Mullane