1. Scalability Rules: 50 Principles for Scaling Web Sites: Filed under “web programming,” this is a great reference for “every architect, developer, web professional, and manager.” Whether you’re experiencing hypergrowth in a front end or back end system, Martin Abbott and Michael Fisher’s book can provide you with 50 rules for scalability and practical guides for application.
Pages: 245 Publisher: Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
2. Building Applications in the Cloud: Filed under “cloud computing,” this title will help you “use cloud architectural patterns that deliver superior performance, scalability, and availability…whether you’re building new solutions or adapting existing code.” Christopher Moyer demonstrates the “Design Patterns” format through code and case study applications for Python and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Pages: 296 Publisher: Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
3. DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD: The DTrace feature in Oracle Solaris has changed operating systems and application debugging. This book can serve as your “comprehensive, authoritative guide” to using DTrace in any supported UNIX environment including Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD.
Pages: 1068 Publisher: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
4. Drupal’s Building Blocks: Quickly Building Web Sites with CCK, Views, and Panels: Get insider access to Drupal’s external modules with an “authoritative tutorial, reference, and cookbook for Drupal’s most valuable modules.”
Pages: 300 Publisher: Addison Wesley
5. Multicore Application Programming: For Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris: This is your comprehensive, practical guide to “high-performance multicore programming that any experienced developer can use.” Get practical examples of the leading approaches to parallelization on Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris.
Pages: 416 Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Drupal’s Building Blocks is one of the few books that I’ve come across that fit the middle ground Drupal users nicely. They are often geared toward beginners focused on using add-on modules or really advanced programmers/developers. What stood out the most to me was how the author explained what settings meant instead of just telling me what to choose. This really helped me to get a whole new grasp on views and got me started using panels. It’s almost embarrassing now to say. The book really covers the crucial building blocks of Drupal and provides information that takes you over common hurdles. It’s a must-have for developers experienced in making Drupal work for them, but aren’t far enough along to provide a working solution without experimenting.
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