Velocity Starter Kit

Velocity Starter Kit

Whether you're looking for new information on mobile and web performance, JavaScript, or even fresh ways to think about data centers and operations, the Velocity Starter Kit has the tools you need. If you haven't yet taken the leap, why wait? And if you're already feet-on-the-ground experienced in ops and performance, this Starter Kit will push you further. The group includes 14 titles on web operations, performance, and mobile performance. The rest is up to you.

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Web Performance

Web Operations

High Performance Web Sites

High Performance Web Sites: The rules in High Performance Web Sites explain how you can optimize the performance of the Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and images that you've already built into your site — adjustments that are critical for any rich web application. Other sources of information pay a lot of attention to tuning web servers, databases, and hardware, but the bulk of display time is taken up on the browser side and by the communication between server and browser. High Performance Web Sites covers every aspect of that process.

Ebook: $23.99

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Web Operations

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.

Ebook: $35.99

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Even Faster Web Sites

Even Faster Web Sites: In Even Faster Web Sites, Souders and eight expert contributors provide best practices and pragmatic advice for improving your site's performance in three critical categories: JavaScript, Network, and Browser.

Ebook: $27.99

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The Art of Capacity Planning

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.

Ebook: $35.99

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High Performance JavaScript

High Performance JavaScript: If you're like most developers, you rely heavily on JavaScript to build interactive and quick-responding web applications. The problem is that all of those lines of JavaScript code can slow down your apps. This book reveals techniques and strategies to help you eliminate performance bottlenecks during development. You'll learn how to improve execution time, downloading, interaction with the DOM, page life cycle, and more.

Ebook: $27.99

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Planning for IPv6

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.

Ebook: $22.99

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The Browser Performance Toolkit

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.

Video: $69.99

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IPv6 Essentials, 2nd Edition

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.

Ebook: $35.99

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Mobile Web High Performance

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?

Video: $69.99

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Learning CFEngine 3

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.

Ebook: $15.99

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JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts: Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.

Ebook: $24.99

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Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef

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.

Ebook: $16.99

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MySQL High Availability

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.

Ebook: $35.99

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Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition

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.

Ebook: $47.99

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