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Release It! now in print and shipping

January 10, 2018

It's done! The long-awaited and eagerly anticipated revision to one of our most popular books is finished. Release It! Second Edition: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software is now in print and shipping in paperback and completed ebooks in PDF, mobi, and epub formats.

This is a must-have book for modern software developers. All it takes is a single dramatic software failure and you could cost your company millions of dollars. But many of these issues can be avoided with simple changes to design and architecture. This new edition of the best-selling industry standard shows you how.

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Release It! Second Edition: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software

If you're a software developer, and you don't want to get alerts every night for the rest of your life, help is here. With a combination of case studies about huge losses—lost revenue, lost reputation, lost time, lost opportunity—and practical, down-to-earth advice that was all gained through painful experience, this book helps you avoid the pitfalls that cost companies millions of dollars in downtime and reputation. Eighty percent of project life-cycle cost is in production, yet few books address this topic.

This updated edition deals with the production of today's systems—larger, more complex, and heavily virtualized—and includes information on chaos engineering, the discipline of applying randomness and deliberate stress to reveal systematic problems. Build systems that survive the real world, avoid downtime, implement zero-downtime upgrades and continuous delivery, and make cloud-native applications resilient. Examine ways to architect, design, and build software—particularly distributed systems—that stands up to the typhoon winds of a flash mob, a Slashdotting, or a link on Reddit. Take a hard look at software that failed the test and find ways to make sure your software survives.

To skip the pain and get the experience… get this book.

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