This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
Our book also covers strategies for building applications can handle heavy load. Obviously, this doesn't break down to a single topic, but we focus on important scalability concepts, such as caching techniques, load-testing approaches, managing concurrent updates, clustering, querying optimizations, lazy loading, and more. Many of these topics covered in our book are based on our own experiences designing, deploying, and maintaining high-volume websites.
I hope this helps, and thanks for your question.
Paul Tepper Fisher, author, Spring Persistence with Hibernate