Whether 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 survivef 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 for 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.
This is a superb book for anyone wanting to produce high-quality, long-lived applications on the web that satisfy users, business folks and developers alike. It offers specific recommendations while not getting too mired down in examples.
Moreover it's a great read, and I really thank the Prags for getting it out into the world.
Makes the world a better place.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend