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Release It! - Table of Contents

 
Joshua Smith
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Michael-

Could you post a table of contents for the book to the forum? I looked for one on the book's web site, but couldn't find one. Having a table of contents would make it easier to gauge what your book covers.

Thanks,
Josh

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Michael Nygard
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Josh,

The TOC is generated automatically by the build system, so it's pretty awkward to post here. I'll lay out the sections of the book. That shows the top-level structure without the chapter- and section-level TOC.

Part I - Stability
Part II - Capacity
Part III - General Design Issues
Part IV - Operations

Each section starts with a case study---a personal experience of mine that sets the stage for the following discussion. For example, Stability begins with "The Exception That Grounded an Airline," a whodunnit story about an event that left thousands of travelers stranded due to a one-line bug.

Cheers,
-Mike
 
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Michael-

Thank you for posting that.

It's just hard to tell from those broad headings what is really covered within each part. Will a detailed table of contents be available on the book's web site any time soon?

Thanks,
Josh
 
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Originally posted by Joshua Smith:
Will a detailed table of contents be available on the book's web site any time soon?


I suspect the answer is "yes", but I'll find out. I know that Pragmatic Programmers usually posts the TOC, so I do see why this book would be different.

I do have to confess that we're in the final stages of production: indexing, copy-editing, and layout. So, it may just be that the TOC isn't there because the book hasn't hit the shelves yet!

I'll find out and post a reply.

Cheers,
-Mike
 
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The Table of Contents is online now.

It's a little rough. My editor put up an early extract that hasn't been through typesetting yet, but we're being flexible.

Cheers,
-Mike
 
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