“Feature complete” is not the same as “production ready.”
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 you.
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