• Computers

Scalability Rules

50 Principles for Scaling Web Sites
Author: Martin L. Abbott,Michael T. Fisher
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321753885
Category: Computers
Page: 255
View: 5597
Presents fifty scalability rules to help developers create and evaluate Web site designs and support hyergrowth in any environment.

    • Computers

Scalability Rules

Principles for Scaling Web Sites
Author: Martin L. Abbott,Michael T. Fisher
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134431677
Category: Computers
Page: 256
View: 7079
Fully updated! Fifty Powerful, Easy-to-Use Rules for Supporting Hyper Growth “Whether you’re taking on a role as a technology leader in a new company or you simply want to make great technology decisions, Scalability Rules will be the go-to resource on your bookshelf.” –Chad Dickerson, CTO, Etsy Scalability Rules, Second Edition, is the easy-to-use scalability primer and reference for every architect, developer, network/software engineer, web professional, and manager. Authors Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher have helped scale hundreds of high-growth companies and thousands of systems. Drawing on their immense experience, they present 50 up-to-the-minute technical best practices for supporting hyper growth practically anywhere. Fully updated to reflect new technical trends and experiences, this edition is even easier to read, understand, and apply. Abbott and Fisher have also added powerful “stories behind the rules”: actual experiences and case studies from CTOs and technology executives at Etsy, NASDAQ, Salesforce, Shutterfly, Chegg, Warby Parker, Twitter, and other scalability pioneers. Architects will find powerful technology-agnostic insights for creating and evaluating designs. Developers will discover specific techniques for handling everything from databases to state. Managers will get invaluable help in setting goals, making decisions, and interacting with technical teams. Whatever your role, you’ll find practical risk/benefit guidance for setting priorities, translating plans into action, and gaining maximum scalability at minimum cost. You’ll learn how to Simplify architectures and avoid “over-engineering” Design scale into your solution, so you can scale on a just-in-time basis Make the most of cloning and replication Separate functionality and split data sets Scale out, not up Get more out of databases without compromising scalability Eliminate unnecessary redirects and redundant double-checking Use caches and CDNs more aggressively, without unacceptable complexity Design for fault tolerance, graceful failure, and easy rollback Emphasize statelessness, and efficiently handle state when you must Effectively utilize asynchronous communication Learn from your own mistakes and others’ high-profile failures Prioritize your actions to get the biggest “bang for the buck”

    • Computers

Scalability Rules

50 Principles for Scaling Web Sites
Author: Martin L. Abbott,Michael T. Fisher
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132613989
Category: Computers
Page: 240
View: 4115
50 Powerful, Easy-to-Use Rules for Supporting Hypergrowth in Any Environment Scalability Rules is the easy-to-use scalability primer and reference for every architect, developer, web professional, and manager. Authors Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher have helped scale more than 200 hypergrowth Internet sites through their consulting practice. Now, drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they present 50 clear, proven scalability rules—and practical guidance for applying them. Abbott and Fisher transform scalability from a “black art” to a set of realistic, technology-agnostic best practices for supporting hypergrowth in nearly any environment, including both frontend and backend systems. For architects, they offer powerful new insights for creating and evaluating designs. For developers, they share specific techniques for handling everything from databases to state. For managers, they provide invaluable help in goal-setting, decision-making, and interacting with technical teams. Whatever your role, you’ll find practical risk/benefit guidance for setting priorities—and getting maximum “bang for the buck.” • Simplifying architectures and avoiding “over-engineering” • Scaling via cloning, replication, separating functionality, and splitting data sets • Scaling out, not up • Getting more out of databases without compromising scalability • Avoiding unnecessary redirects and redundant double-checking • Using caches and content delivery networks more aggressively, without introducing unacceptable complexity • Designing for fault tolerance, graceful failure, and easy rollback • Striving for statelessness when you can; efficiently handling state when you must • Effectively utilizing asynchronous communication • Learning quickly from mistakes, and much more

    • Computers

The Art of Scalability

Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise
Author: Martin L. Abbott,Michael T. Fisher
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134031385
Category: Computers
Page: 624
View: 548
The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability–Updated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners. Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple. You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability–and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance. Coverage includes • Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it • Actionable lessons from real successes and failures • Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization • Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments • Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices–including 15 key success principles • Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring • Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance

    • Computers

Information Architecture

Blueprints for the Web
Author: Christina Wodtke,Austin Govella
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132104258
Category: Computers
Page: 312
View: 7119
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, Second Edition introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing website interaction so that it's pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book helps designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid costly mistakes by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly.

    • Computers

High Performance Web Sites

Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
Author: Steve Souders
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596550691
Category: Computers
Page: 170
View: 2528
Want your web site to display more quickly? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 25% to 50% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized, such as Yahoo! Search and the Yahoo! Front Page, were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines. 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. Each performance rule is supported by specific examples, and code snippets are available on the book's companion web site. The rules include how to: Make Fewer HTTP Requests Use a Content Delivery Network Add an Expires Header Gzip Components Put Stylesheets at the Top Put Scripts at the Bottom Avoid CSS Expressions Make JavaScript and CSS External Reduce DNS Lookups Minify JavaScript Avoid Redirects Remove Duplicates Scripts Configure ETags Make Ajax Cacheable If you're building pages for high traffic destinations and want to optimize the experience of users visiting your site, this book is indispensable. "If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve's guidelines, the Web would be adramatically better place. Between this book and Steve's YSlow extension, there's reallyno excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore." -Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla's DOM Inspector "Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance." -Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation

    • Computers

Web Performance Tuning

Speeding Up the Web
Author: Patrick Killelea
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596001728
Category: Computers
Page: 456
View: 1942
This handbook is for anyone responsible for a Web site, from the person running a personal site off a Linux PC at home up to large corporate site managers who wants to improve their performance right now.

    • Computers

3D User Interfaces

Theory and Practice
Author: Joseph J. LaViola Jr.,Ernst Kruijff,Ryan P. McMahan,Doug Bowman,Ivan P. Poupyrev
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134034465
Category: Computers
Page: 400
View: 6204
The Complete, Up-To-Date Guide to Building Great 3D User Interfaces for Any Application 3D interaction is suddenly everywhere. But simply using 3D input or displays isn’t enough: 3D interfaces must be carefully designed for optimal user experience. 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, Second Edition is today’s most comprehensive primary reference to building state-of-the-art 3D user interfaces and interactions. Five pioneering researchers and practitioners cover the full spectrum of emerging applications, techniques, and best practices. The authors combine theoretical foundations, analysis of leading devices, and empirically validated design guidelines. This edition adds two new chapters on human factors and general human-computer interaction—indispensable foundational knowledge for building any 3D user interface. It also demonstrates advanced concepts at work through two running case studies: a first-person VR game and a mobile augmented reality application. Coverage Includes 3D user interfaces: evolution, elements, and roadmaps Key applications: virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR), mobile/wearable devices What 3D UI designers should know about human sensory systems and cognition ergonomics How proven human-computer interaction techniques apply to 3D UIs 3D UI output hardware for visual, auditory, and haptic/ tactile systems Obtaining 3D position, orientation, and motion data for users in physical space 3D object selection and manipulation Navigation and wayfinding techniques for moving through virtual and physical spaces Changing application state with system control techniques, issuing commands, and enabling other forms of user input Strategies for choosing, developing, and evaluating 3D user interfaces Utilizing 2D, “magic,” “natural,” multimodal, and two-handed interaction The future of 3D user interfaces: open research problems and emerging technologies

Distributed Systems


Author: Maarten van Steen,Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543057386
Category:
Page: 582
View: 8513
For this third edition of -Distributed Systems, - the material has been thoroughly revised and extended, integrating principles and paradigms into nine chapters: 1. Introduction 2. Architectures 3. Processes 4. Communication 5. Naming 6. Coordination 7. Replication 8. Fault tolerance 9. Security A separation has been made between basic material and more specific subjects. The latter have been organized into boxed sections, which may be skipped on first reading. To assist in understanding the more algorithmic parts, example programs in Python have been included. The examples in the book leave out many details for readability, but the complete code is available through the book's Website, hosted at www.distributed-systems.net. A personalized digital copy of the book is available for free, as well as a printed version through Amazon.com.

    • Business & Economics

Information Rules

A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy
Author: Carl Shapiro,Hal R. Varian
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422154629
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 1457
In Information Rules, authors Shapiro and Varian reveal that many classic economic concepts can provide the insight and understanding necessary to succeed in the information age. They argue that if managers seriously want to develop effective strategies for competing in the new economy, they must understand the fundamental economics of information technology. Whether information takes the form of software code or recorded music, is published in a book or magazine, or even posted on a website, managers must know how to evaluate the consequences of pricing, protecting, and planning new versions of information products, services, and systems. The first book to distill the economics of information and networks into practical business strategies, Information Rules is a guide to the winning moves that can help business leaders navigate successfully through the tough decisions of the information economy.

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NoSQL Distilled

A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence
Author: Pramod J. Sadalage,Martin Fowler
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321826620
Category: Computers
Page: 164
View: 6845
The need to handle increasingly larger data volumes is one factor driving the adoption of a new class of nonrelational “NoSQL” databases. Advocates of NoSQL databases claim they can be used to build systems that are more performant, scale better, and are easier to program. NoSQL Distilled is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology. Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler explain how NoSQL databases work and the ways that they may be a superior alternative to a traditional RDBMS. The authors provide a fast-paced guide to the concepts you need to know in order to evaluate whether NoSQL databases are right for your needs and, if so, which technologies you should explore further. The first part of the book concentrates on core concepts, including schemaless data models, aggregates, new distribution models, the CAP theorem, and map-reduce. In the second part, the authors explore architectural and design issues associated with implementing NoSQL. They also present realistic use cases that demonstrate NoSQL databases at work and feature representative examples using Riak, MongoDB, Cassandra, and Neo4j. In addition, by drawing on Pramod Sadalage's pioneering work, NoSQL Distilled shows how to implement evolutionary design with schema migration: an essential technique for applying NoSQL databases. The book concludes by describing how NoSQL is ushering in a new age of Polyglot Persistence, where multiple data-storage worlds coexist, and architects can choose the technology best optimized for each type of data access.

    • Computers

Introduction to Information Retrieval


Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139472100
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 7385
Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

    • Business & Economics

The Power of Customer Misbehavior

Drive Growth and Innovation by Learning from Your Customers
Author: M. Fisher,M. Abbott,Kalle Lyytinen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349467792
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 1058
To stay competitive, firms need to build great products but they also need to lend these products to the uses and misuses of their customers and learn extensively from them. This is the first book to explore the idea that allowing customers to adapt features in online products or services to suit their needs is the key to viral growth.

    • Architecture

Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism


Author: Rudolf Wittkower
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393005998
Category: Architecture
Page: 173
View: 9996
Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,' and this defines Wittkower's intention in a nutshell.

    • Computers

Large-scale C++ Software Design


Author: John Lakos
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201633627
Category: Computers
Page: 846
View: 2816
In designing large-scale C++ applications, you are entering a dimension barely skimmed by most C++ books, particularly considering experience with small programming projects does not scale up to larger projects. This book unites high-level design concepts with specific C++ programming details to reveal practical methods for planning and implementing high-quality large C++ systems. You will learn the importance of physical design in large systems, how to structure your software as an acyclic hierarchy of components, and techniques for reducing link-time and compile-time dependencies. Then the book turns to logical design issues--architecting a component, designing a function, and implementing an object--all in the context of a large-project environment.

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Engineering a Compiler


Author: Keith Cooper,Linda Torczon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080916613
Category: Computers
Page: 824
View: 9997
This entirely revised second edition of Engineering a Compiler is full of technical updates and new material covering the latest developments in compiler technology. In this comprehensive text you will learn important techniques for constructing a modern compiler. Leading educators and researchers Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon combine basic principles with pragmatic insights from their experience building state-of-the-art compilers. They will help you fully understand important techniques such as compilation of imperative and object-oriented languages, construction of static single assignment forms, instruction scheduling, and graph-coloring register allocation. In-depth treatment of algorithms and techniques used in the front end of a modern compiler Focus on code optimization and code generation, the primary areas of recent research and development Improvements in presentation including conceptual overviews for each chapter, summaries and review questions for sections, and prominent placement of definitions for new terms Examples drawn from several different programming languages

    • Computers

Frontend Architecture for Design Systems

A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites
Author: Micah Godbolt
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491926759
Category: Computers
Page: 198
View: 7057
Imagine what a large-scale web project would look like if frontend development were not treated as an add-on, but as an equal partner with backend development and content strategy. This practical book takes experienced web developers through the new discipline of frontend architecture, including the latest tools, standards, and best practices that have elevated frontend web development to an entirely new level. Using real-world examples, case studies, and practical tips and tricks throughout, author Micah Godbolt introduces you to the four pillars of frontend architecture. He also provides compelling arguments for developers who want to embrace the mantle of frontend architect and fight to make it a first-class citizen in their next project. The four pillars include: Code: how to approach the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript of a design system Process: tools and processes for creating an efficient and error-proof workflow Testing: creating a stable foundation on which to build your site Documentation: tools for writing documentation while the work is in progress

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Programming in Scala


Author: Martin Odersky,Lex Spoon,Bill Venners
Publisher: Artima Inc
ISBN: 0981531601
Category: Computers
Page: 736
View: 553
Presents an introduction to the new programming language for the Java Platform.

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Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Global Edition


Author: William Stallings,Lawrie Brown
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292066202
Category: Computers
Page: 848
View: 3088
Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in Computer/Network Security. In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically—and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject. In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective. It covers all security topics considered Core in the EEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum. This textbook can be used to prep for CISSP Certification, and includes in-depth coverage of Computer Security, Technology and Principles, Software Security, Management Issues, Cryptographic Algorithms, Internet Security and more. The Text and Academic Authors Association named Computer Security: Principles and Practice, First Edition, the winner of the Textbook Excellence Award for the best Computer Science textbook of 2008. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help: Easily Integrate Projects in your Course: This book provides an unparalleled degree of support for including both research and modeling projects in your course, giving students a broader perspective. Keep Your Course Current with Updated Technical Content: This edition covers the latest trends and developments in computer security. Enhance Learning with Engaging Features: Extensive use of case studies and examples provides real-world context to the text material. Provide Extensive Support Material to Instructors and Students: Student and instructor resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.

    • Computers

Computer Graphics

Principles and Practice
Author: James D. Foley
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201848403
Category: Computers
Page: 1175
View: 8462
A guide to the concepts and applications of computer graphics covers such topics as interaction techniques, dialogue design, and user interface software.