Web Scalability for Startup Engineers shows engineers working at startups and small companies how to plan and implement a comprehensive scalability strategy. It presents broad and holistic view of infrastructure and architecture of a scalable web application. Successful startups often face the challenge of scalability, and the core concepts driving a scalable architecture are language and platform agnostic.
The book covers scalability of HTTP-based systems (websites, REST APIs, SaaS, and mobile application backends), starting with a high-level perspective before taking a deep dive into common challenges and issues. This approach builds a holistic view of the problem, helping you see the big picture, and then introduces different technologies and best practices for solving the problem at hand. The book is enriched with the author's real-world experience and expert advice, saving you precious time and effort by learning from others' mistakes and successes.
Ch 1. Core Concepts of Scalability
Ch 2. Principles of Good Software Design
Ch 3. Front End Technologies
Ch 4. Web Services
Ch 5. The Data Layer
Ch 6. Cache
Ch 7. Asynchronous Processing
Ch 8. Search Engines
Ch 9. Other Dimensions of Consideration