Building Scalable Web Sites - Short Review

I really liked Building Scalable Web Sites, its topic coverage is impressive - the author obviously knows what he’s doing - it’s written in a practical, easy to follow style and the text explains the theory while remaining pragmatic. There are few books on the market that contain this much useful information in what has always been an under-documented “niche” and it’s sure to save every admin at least a few scalability related headaches.

If you manage publicly facing web sites, web applications or even an internal site for a large corporation this book is well worth the time. Score: 8/10