Building Scalable Web Sites

I am wrapping up reading “Building Scalable Web Sites: Sites Building, scaling, and optimizing the next generation of web applications” by Cal Henderson and I strongly recommend it for anyone who wants to build a scalable web site. The books goes over a lot of the gotchas that typically bite people when their web site is discovered and there is suddenly a lot of traffic.

Coverage of the data side of things is a little sparse, if you want to find out how to really scale MySQL, you should check these videos:

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