Scaling the Web
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Scaling the Web

Simple techniques to manage your apps to web scale

About the Book

While the web represents a fantastic oppourtunity for companies to reach huge markets with ease it can present some very real and unique challenges for those looking to succesfully grow their applications to "web scale".

This book, aimed at smaller development teams likely to be found in earlier stage companies but relevent to all, presents some of the common pitfalls and pain points and offers simple solutions based on experience, study and industry best practice.

From the importance of being stateless, through database specific scalling, right up to SOA 101, there should be something here for all but the most eseoteric of applications.

About the Author

Rob Dudley
Rob Dudley

Rob is a software developer, CTO, company co-founder and has spent his professional life growing applications beyond their initial designs often with limited resources and budget.

Based in Jersey in the Channel Islands he is a keen tinkerer, a bad DJ and a self confessed coffee snob who loves nothing more than sharing knowledge with others across a range of topics.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preamble
    • Some notes on Leanpub
    • Caveat emptor
    • Who is this book for?
  • 1. Scale is a new problem for businesses
  • 2. Why Scale? Why not Grow?
  • 3. Scale the Web? Why Just the Web?
  • Glossary of terms

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