Velocity Starter Kit
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Web Operations: In this collection of essays and interviews, web veterans such as Theo Schlossnagle, Baron Schwartz, and Alistair Croll offer insights into this evolving field. You'll learn stories from the trenches — from builders of some of the biggest sites on the Web — on what's necessary to help a site thrive.
The Art of Capacity Planning: Written by the manager of data operations for the world-famous photo-sharing site Flickr.com, now owned by Yahoo! John Allspaw combines personal anecdotes from many phases of Flickr's growth with insights from his colleagues in many other industries to give you solid guidelines for measuring your growth, predicting trends, and making cost-effective preparations.
Planning for IPv6: Silvia Hagen, a protocol analysis and directory service expert who's worked with IPv6 international groups and forums for 10 years, supplies answers to the issues most frequently discussed by the clients she consults. With this guide, IPv6 project leaders and planning team members learn how to develop a cohesive integration strategy for building the next-generation network.
The Browser Performance Toolkit: This video provides an overview of some of these tools. You will learn how to profile the loading and running of a web page in various browsers, identify performance bottlenecks, and examine ways to optimize the overall user experience. Vendor supported tools such as Firebug, Web Inspector, and IE Developer Tools are covered in addition to 3rd party software such as YSlow, PageSpeed, dynaTrace, and more.
IPv6 Essentials, 2nd Edition: Author Silvia Hagen provides an overview of new functionality and discusses why we need IPv6. Hagen also shares exhaustive discussions of the new IPv6 header format and Extension Headers, IPv6 address and ICMPv6 message format, Security, QoS, Mobility and, last but not least, offers a Quick Start Guide for different operating systems.
Mobile Web High Performance: Maximiliano Firtman provides a deep discussion of the well-known techniques for website's performance (from Steve Souders and others) and how real mobile devices reacts to each one. Questions addressed include: Are mobile browsers compatible with CSS Sprites or with Lazy Load Script? What about inline images and canvas? What are the big differences between desktop and mobile web performance?
Learning CFEngine 3: Through numerous examples, you'll learn how to use CFEngine to perform tasks such as user management, software installation, and security. You'll also learn how to focus on higher-level issues of design, implementation and maintenance, knowing that CFEngine is handling the lower-level details for you automatically.
Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef: Infrastructure consultant Stephen Nelson-Smith shows you how this unique approach allows you to make significant changes without the fear of unexpected side effects—a great benefit when you're developing code to control your production infrastructures. By using the test-first approach introduced in this book, you gain increased security, code quality, and peace of mind.
MySQL High Availability: Server bottlenecks and failures are a fact of life in any database deployment, but they don't have to bring everything to a halt. MySQL has several features that can help you protect your system from outages, whether it's running on hardware, virtual machines, or in the cloud. MySQL High Availability explains how to use these replication, cluster, and monitoring features in a wide range of real-life situations.
Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition: What has made this book the guide system administrators turn to over and over again is not just the sheer volume of valuable information it provides, but the clear, useful way the information is presented. It discusses the underlying higher-level concepts, but it also provides the details of the procedures needed to carry them out.