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    DescriptionWhether it's in Java, .NET, or Ruby on Rails, getting your application ready to ship is only half the battle. Did you design your system to survive a sudden rush of visitors from Digg or Slashdot? Or an influx of real world customers from 100 different countries? Are you ready for a world filled with flakey networks, tangled databases, and impatient users? If you're a developer and don't want to be on call at 3AM for the rest of your life, this book will help. In "Release It!", Michael T. Nygard shows you how to design and architect your application for the harsh realities it will face. You'll learn how to design your application for maximum uptime, performance, and return on investment. Mike explains that many problems with systems today start with the design: "It's disconnected from the real world. It's the same as cars designed solely in the cool comfort of the lab - they look great in models and CAD systems, but don't work well in the real world. You want a car designed by somebody who knows that oil changes are always 3,000 miles late; that the tires must work just as well on the last sixteenth of an inch of tread as on the first; and that you will certainly, at some point, stomp on the brakes while you're holding an Egg McMuffin in one hand and a cell phone in the other." With a combination of case studies and practical advice, Patterns to follow and Anti-Patterns to avoid, "Release It!" will help you manage the pitfalls that cost companies huge amounts of time and money each year.


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    Title
    Release It!
    Subtitle
    Design and Deploy Production-ready Software
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael T. Nygard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780978739218
    ISBN 10: 0978739213
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    LC classification: QA76.76.D47 N94 2007
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    Publisher
    The Pragmatic Programmers
    Imprint name
    The Pragmatic Programmers
    Publication date
    20 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Raleigh
    Author Information
    Michael Nygard has been a professional programmer and architect for over 15 years. He has delivered systems to the U. S. Government, the military, banking, finance, agriculture, and retail industries. Michael has written numerous articles and editorials, spoken at Comdex, and coauthored one of the earliest Java books. Michael has designed, built, and engineered systems for B2B exchanges, retail commerce sites, travel and leisure sites, an information brokerage, and web applications for the intelligence community. Among other exciting projects in his position as Director of Engineering for Totality Corporation, Michael led the operations team through the launch of a tier 1 retail site. His experience with the birth and infancy of this retail platform gives him a unique perspective on building software for high performance and high reliability in the face of an actively hostile environment.
    Review quote
    ""Agile development emphasizes delivering production-ready code every iteration. This book finally lays out exactly what this really means for critical systems today. You have a winner here.""--Tom Poppendieck, Poppendieck LLC.""It's brilliant. Absolutely awesome. This book would've saved [Really Big Company] hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in a recent release.""--Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans, Inc.""Beware! This excellent package of experience, insights, and patterns has the potential to highlight all the mistakes you didn't know you have already made. Rejoice! Michael gives you recipes of how you redeem yourself right now. An invaluable addition to your Pragmatic bookshelf.""--Arun Batchu, Enterprise Architect, netrii LLC