Media praise for Release It!
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"The final section on Operations is the one where you will make friends with your administrators and keep your sanity. The portions on designing for monitoring including logging will be your savior at 2:00 AM in the middle of a blizzard. The discussion on designing for the future does not get enough attention in our modern get it out the door now world. This may be the push you need to think about it. This is a book to have on your bookshelf. Mine is full of tabs and post-it notes."
-- , Java Evangelist
"The book is a patterns book, but the patterns it presents are concrete. First, there are patterns and anti-patterns for stability and capacity, intermixed with war stories about real-life large-scale systems that failed hard for reasons that wouldnt ever occur at smaller scales. Nygards war stories bring the patterns and anti-patterns into focus, providing very real reasons for their existence, and hard-won proof that they do indeed work...In short, its a wonderful book. I think its my favorite for 2007."
-- , Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission
"In every respect Release It! is just fantastic and is a must read for anyone developing enterprise apps. Not only does it have lots of fun, pithy quotes and entertaining war stories, it has real practical advice on how to create production ready software. Buy it!"
-- , Life & Technology
"It is full of useful information and practical advice, interspersed with war stories that help ground the general in the specific...It would make a great text for a second course in web programming, and ought to be read by everyone tasked with building an e-commerce site capable of handling a customer's rush season."
-- , Dr. Dobb's Portal
"Overall, it was a thoughtful book. I particularly enjoyed the sections on capactiy and stability that seemed more immediately applicable to my everday life in code. "
-- , UJUG