Pages: 376 Published: January 2018 ISBN: 9781680502398
Release It! Second Edition
Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software
by Michael Nygard
A single dramatic software failure can cost a company millions of
dollars—but can be avoided with simple changes to design and
architecture. This new edition of the best-selling industry standard
shows you how to create systems that run longer, with fewer failures,
and recover better when bad things happen. New coverage includes DevOps,
microservices, and cloud-native architecture. Stability antipatterns
have grown to include systemic problems in large-scale systems. This is
a must-have pragmatic guide to engineering for production systems.
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.
Michael Nygard has been a professional programmer and architect for
more than 15 years. He has delivered running systems to the U.S.
government and to the banking, finance, agriculture, and retail
industries. Michael is a popular speaker at technical conferences, and
has written and co-authored several books, including 97 Things Every
Software Architect Should Know and the best-selling first edition of