Design - Build - Run
Applied Practices and Principles for Production-Ready Software Development
What is the secret to successful software development? Veteran software architect Dave Ingram believes that a true success story is a project that delivers a system with all the required functionality, on time and within budget. In this book, Ingram shares his secrets to building software that must not fail and he explains why everything developers do during the process of software development impacts the overall outcome of a project.
Serving as a guide to designing and building production-ready software from the start, this book examines the entire process and the tools needed to develop and test applications. You'll look at the environments and circumstances in which a system could be used and how to make certain that it's fit for these purposes. Most importantly, the book covers the practices and patterns you can leverage during design and development to improve software quality, lower the total cost of ownership, and ensure that it is truly production-ready. With a thorough understanding of what is involved in designing, building, and running large-scale software systems, you'll enhance your skills for building successful solutions.
What you will learn from this book
What production-readiness means and all the quality characteristics that software needs to meet
Key patterns and practices that ensure systems are designed and built to be production-ready and meet required standards and practices
How to design for resilience, batch, performance, monitoring, incident investigation, reporting, application maintenance, testing, and deployment
The pros and cons of using various tools and technologies and how to use them effectively
Techniques for reviewing and testing a prototype
Ways to plan the logical architecture and model the application
Who this book is for
This book is for software developers of all levels—from programmers through to software architects—who are interested in learning all aspects related to building production-ready systems. Familiarity with software designs and development practices is essential.
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