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O'Reilly: Architecting for Scale

In this O'Reilly guide written by a distributed systems expert, learn how to build apps that scale to handle unpredictable traffic with zero downtime for customers.

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Architect your apps for scale, uptime, and the unexpected

In this practical guide written by a distributed systems expert, learn how to build apps that scale to handle unpredictable traffic with zero downtime for customers. In this book excerpt you will learn:

  • How scaling affects the availability of your services
  • Principles of service-based application architecture and their role in reducing service failures and brownouts
  • Common design patterns for managing
  • How to understand, measure, and mitigate risk in your systems
  • When and how to move to cloud infrastructure

About the Ebook

The second edition of Architecting for Scale provides a pragmatic approach for building systems that can handle huge amounts of traffic, data, and demand. It includes a focus on modern architecture paradigms including microservices, service-based applications, and practical guidance for evaluating and moving towards cloud-based infrastructure.