Strangely enough, while the industry is witnessing growth in NoCode, Low-Code, CodeGen, API, open source, AI, etc., the world is setting itself up for everyone…
Marty Abbott and Michael Fisher first became really well known for handling the challenges that came from building out eBay and PayPal. As AKF Consulting, they've helped many other organizations - like Etsy - prepare for, and then handle, their own growth challenges.
It's not a techies book! At least, it's not just a techies book. An organization or project is only as good as the people, so that's where The Art of Scalability begins. Learn about how people, organization, leadership and management all relate to the business challenge.
Next up are the processes for controlling work, managing incidents and controlling change. Without control, any working environment will descend into chaos. The wrong processes will make things worse by making it difficult to either recognize that problems exist or to do something about them.
Finally, having shown how to set up an organization to do great things, the book rounds off with technical considerations around planning, designing, testing and building out scalable systems to deliver business, stakeholder and customer value.
Whether you're just starting out in a tech career or getting ready for your next challenge, The Art of Scalability will help you understand how technology organizations meet the challenges of growth, for your own role and the others around you.
In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners.
Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple.
You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability - and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance.
• Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it
• Actionable lessons from real successes and failures
• Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization
• Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments
• Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices–including 15 key success principles
• Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring
• Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance
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