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Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software, now in print

We are pleased to announce that Michael Nygard’s “Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software” is now in stock and shipping

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 survive 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 at 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:

“It’s disconnected from the real world. It’s the same as cars designed solely in the cool comfort of the lab—they look great in models and CAD systems, but don’t work well in the real world. You want a car designed by somebody who knows that oil changes are always 3,000 miles late; that the tires must work just as well on the last sixteenth of an inch of tread as on the first; and that you will certainly, at some point, stomp on the brakes while you’re holding an Egg McMuffin in one hand and a cell phone in the other.”

With a combination of case studies and practical advice, Patterns to follow and Anti-Patterns to avoid, “Release It!” will help you manage the pitfalls that cost companies huge amounts of time and money each year.

“Agile development emphasizes delivering production-ready code every iteration. This book finally lays out exactly what this really means for critical systems today. You have a winner here.” —Tom Poppendieck, Poppendieck, LLC

“It’s brilliant. Absolutely awesome. This book would’ve saved [Really Big Company] hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in a recent release.” —Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans, Inc.

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  • Successful Project Management: Modern, pragmatic techniques that work

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Enjoy, and thanks for your continued support!

Andy and Dave