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HTTP/2: A New Excerpt from High Performance Browser Networking

HTTP/2: A New Excerpt from High Performance Browser Networking

The new HTTP/2 standard is finally here. Approved earlier this year, HTTP/2 adds a new binary framing layer that will help make applications faster, simpler, and more robust. This chapter from the new release of High Performance Browser Networking provides a brief look at this updated protocol and explains how it will reduce latency, minimize protocol ove ...

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Modern Web Operations

Modern Web Operations

Learning the latest methodologies, tools, and techniques is critical for web operations, whether you're involved in systems administration, configuration management, systems monitoring, performance optimization, or consider yourself equal parts "Dev" and "Ops."

The O'Reilly Web Operations Library provides experienced Ops professionals with the knowl ...

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Compliance at Speed

Compliance at Speed

It’s tough enough to meet performance goals with a complex system of web servers, application servers, and multiple middleware, but it’s much harder when you also have to meet regulatory requirements. In this O’Reilly report, Mark Lustig breaks down the IT issues facing finance, healthcare, and other heavily regulated industries, and the ...

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Field Guide to the Distributed Development Stack

Field Guide to the Distributed Development Stack

When you explore a new technology landscape, the journey can take you to places you never expected. Take O'Reilly's CTO, Andrew Odewahn. While working on ideas for a new publishing platform, Andrew kept notes as he probed the depth and breadth of what we call the "distributed development stack" (DDS).

As patterns emerged, and as Andrew mentioned the ...

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Web Performance Warrior

Web Performance Warrior

If you're aware of the need for faster, more responsive web applications, you can become a warrior who marshals the rest of your organization—including development, testing, marketing, and management—to create a workable plan to improve performance. This report shows you how.

Written by a consultant with long experience improving applica ...

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Building an Optimized Business

Building an Optimized Business

The post-industrial shift that sociologist Daniel Bell foresaw more than 40 years ago is here: disruption is driving business and changing entire industries. IT isn't just moving beyond its supporting role in business operations, it's becoming inseparable from it. Every business is becoming a digital business and "innovate or die" is the business mantra o ...

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Everything Is Distributed

Everything Is Distributed

The image of the lone programmer coding a standalone application has faded.

Software development has reached a point where no single developer can understand, see, or control all the component parts, whether it’s technical or organizational. The Web is now the computer and it’s forced even the simplest applications to become distribut ...

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DevOps in Practice

DevOps in Practice

You hear it a lot: DevOps is not just about tools, but also about changing company culture. But just how does an organization firmly rooted in traditional software development go about making that change? This in-depth report shows how two large organizations, Nordstrom and Texas.gov, moved from long-established software development models to the collabor ...

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The Human Side of Postmortems

The Human Side of Postmortems

Imagine you had to write a postmortem containing statements like these?

"We were unable to resolve the outage as quickly as we would have hoped because our decision making was impacted by extreme stress."

"We spent two hours repeatedly applying the fix that worked during the previous outage, only to find out that it made no difference in ...

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Learning from First Responders: When Your Systems Have to Work

Learning from First Responders: When Your Systems Have to Work

One of the side stories of the 2012 presidential campaign was the success of Obama's software team. The team built their software in-house, and put into practice many ideas from the DevOps world. Game day was one of the most important: an exercise in which part of the team tried as hard as possible to break their systems, while the rest of the team tried ...

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