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Design and build scalable web applications quicklyThis is an invaluable roadmap for meeting the rapid demand to deliver scalable applications in a startup environment. With a focus on cor
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published May 29th 2015)
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Robert Sanek
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pretty solid book. There are some surprising omissions in WSSE (such as not discussing the difference between statement- vs. row-based replication), and some of the information is now outdated. But overall, I would say it's a great introduction if you're just trying to get your bearings with system design. I think of it as a more-accessible, less-academic, less-high-quality version of Designing Data-Intensive Applications (which you should definitely read as a follow-up). ...more
Muhammad Rahim
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Probably THE book for intermediate level understanding of system design. Not sure what the best way to build on this info is though.
James Tong
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the best intros to distributed systems and system design that I have ever read. Explains everything from good software practices, the types of data stores and how to choose, caching, message queues,
Purnima Jain
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, very well written and all the concepts are very well explained with diagrams and all. And its very easy to read as well. The author clearly knows what he is talking about and also what it takes to explain all the concepts. An excellent book i had read in a long time. Very exhaustive. Will recommend to others and totally worth buying.

Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: computer-science
Great overview of scalability for small companies. One of those books that makes you realize how many things you didn't know that you didn't know. Perfect as a starting point. If nothing else it will help you frame your questions better and show you what you need to learn next. ...more
Yong Lai
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Learned a lot from this book. Highly recommended if you know nothing about scalability.
Vladislav Gangan
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding book. If there was an option to slap a 6-star to it, I'd do it without hesitation. ...more
Craig Penfold
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: work
Great for startup engineers wanting to learn how to scale their web apps.
Tony Vu
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great books for learning essential technological knowledge on how to scale web applications for startups. It covers most important aspects of scalability from NoSQL, database replication and sharding, caching, asynchronous systems, full-text search to automation, team management and collaboration. I highly recommended this book to any web developers even if you are not working in a startup.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on web development I've read in a long time. Very good balance of storytelling, technical jargon, examples and principles. Highly recommend. ...more
Davi Alves
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's a good book, but head not headed to experienced engineers. ...more
حسام فتح الله
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books in how to manage and scale web app development. It explains components from the hight level and then going deep in a very comprehensive way.
Dmitriy Rozhkov
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Solid 4.
A bit superficial, gives a good overview and suggests further reading. Enough to transition application infrastructure architecture components from unknown unknowns into known unknowns.
Antony Thomas
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lesson are well-beyond the realm of startup.
Well thought-out and easy to read.
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The last chapter is the best.
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book with in-depth chapters on major system design topics.
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book to get started with concepts around scalability!
Jordan Hoover
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the consistently engaging, clear, and focused programming books I've read in awhile. Not "game changing", but certainly helps you learn what it claims to! ...more
Youjiang Wu
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good covery of conceptual ideas behind the key technologies to scale the web application.
Maximum Peaches
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book for system design interviews.
Saad Ali
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great intro to a vast number of subjects related to backend development. Would love to see a newer version.
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