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Scaling Up

by Eric Lindvall and Geoffrey Grosenbach

Stories and strategies for building reliable web application systems.

What you'll learn

The Internet is full of reviews or suggestions from people who have used a piece of software for 15 minutes or only on a single server. This series is about the strategies, stories, and tips learned by development and operations experts while running real sites with real traffic. Eric Lindvall is co-founder of Papertrail, a log collection, searching, and reporting service. Previously, he sold Cloudvox, a telephony startup. He shares his knowledge from years of day to day development and deployment of multi-machine networked systems. You'll hear about Eric's philosophies on efficient scaling, tools he finds invaluable, and techniques for handling unexpected errors or sudden floods of traffic.

About the authors

Eric is co-founder of Papertrail and Seven Scale.

Geoffrey founded PeepCode and has created numerous courses on Ruby, JavaScript and Shell. He commits code at

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