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Learn what it takes to build and maintain high-traffic websites with Web Operations. Featuring essays from today's top web veterans, this insightful book shows you how to run your web ops as reliably and effectively as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo run theirs. Even if your site never gets that big, you'll profit from the experience and knowledge of the people who created sites for these and other industry giants.

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"Great insight to experienced operations " - by Robert on 14-AUG-2013
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I'm new to operations and wanted to get the inside view of how experienced teams run their operations department. Reading the stories and technical details of operations has really made a much clearer picture. John's segment about the How Complex Systems Fail brings out the mysterious question just why so many things break.

The post mortem section I found very helpful as it's a skill many people don't understand just how important it can be to reduce future outages. Overall a must read for anyone from the junior operations engineer to director level.

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"Awesome" - by Art on 24-JUN-2013
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"Required reading for web ops staff!" - by toddhdow on 13-SEP-2010
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Excellent primer on web ops. Very thorough in identifying all tasks involved with managing production websites. Plenty of great tips and techniques for optimizing operations groups. And, there are sufficient links to third party tools as well.

The one thing that would make this book better would be an appendix of tools mentioned in the book, sorted by category (deployment tools, monitoring tools, etc.).

This should be required reading for web ops staff.

Todd

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