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Scalability Rules : Principles for Scaling Web Sites (Paperback) (Martin L. Abbott)

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50 Powerful, Easy-to-Use Rules for Supporting Hypergrowth in Any Environment
Scalability Rules, 2nd Edition is the easy-to-use updated and revised scalability primer and reference for every architect, developer, web professional, and manager. Authors Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher have helped scale more than 350 hypergrowth Internet sites through their consulting practice. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they present 50 clear, proven scalability rules–and practical guidance for applying them. Included in this updated edition are stories told by CTOs from companies such as Intuit, ServiceNow, and NASDAQ about how they learned these rules.


Abbott and Fisher transform scalability from a “black art” to a set of realistic, technology-agnostic best practices for supporting hypergrowth in nearly any environment, including both frontend and backend systems. 


For architects, these 50 rules offer powerful new insights for creating and evaluating designs. For developers, the 50 rules share specific techniques for handling everything from databases to state. For managers, the 50 rules provide invaluable help in goal-setting, decision-making, and interacting with technical teams. Whatever your role, you’ll find practical risk/benefit guidance and in this updated version, real world stories from CTOs and top technology executives.


•  Simplifying architectures and avoiding “over-engineering”
•  Scaling via cloning, replication, separating functionality, and splitting data sets
•  Scaling out, not up
•  Getting more out of databases without compromising scalability
•  Avoiding unnecessary redirects and redundant double-checking
•  Using caches and content delivery networks more aggressively, without introducing unacceptable complexity
Number of Pages: 219
Genre: Computers + Internet
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Martin L. Abbott
Language: English
Street Date: September 9, 2016
TCIN: 51503943
UPC: 9780134431604
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-1468
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