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Rescooped by Chalermsak Tottum from Books from Packt Publishing!

Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition | Packt Publishing

Nginx HTTP Server - Second Edition | Packt Publishing | tottum |

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Dyson DSouza's curator insight, August 14, 2013 5:12 AM

Learn to effectively configure servers with Packt's new book and eBook on Nginx HTTP Server.

- Released August 2013                                   - Dyson D' Souza

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition, a step-by-step guide to switching web servers currently running on Apache to Nginx. This book covers everything users need to know to master Nginx, from the basics through to topics for advanced users.

About the author:
Clément Nedelcu was born in France and studied in UK, French, and Chinese universities. He worked as a technology consultant in France, specializing in web and Microsoft .NET programming as well as Linux server administration. Since 2005, he has also been administering a major network of websites in his spare time. This eventually led him to discover Nginx; it made such a difference in his life that he started a blog about it.

Nginx (pronounced engine-x) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Nginx now hosts nearly 12.18% (22.2M) of active sites across all domains. It is now essential for administrators to get to grips with this technology and its wide usage. Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition will guide both beginners and experienced administrators through the nuances of Nginx.

Beginners will learn the basics such as setting up a HTTP server, and then configuring its modules in a safe and secure way. The book then goes on to explain the basics of Nginx configurations such as syntax, structure, and semantics. Advanced users will discover how to replace existing an web server with Nginx. Packed with detailed instructions, this practical guide covers all the essential processes in simple steps, as well as providing in-depth module descriptions.

Nginx HTTP Server Second Edition covers the following essential topics:

Chapter 1: Downloading and Installing Nginx
Chapter 2: Basic Nginx Configuration
Chapter 3: HTTP Configuration
Chapter 4: Module Configuration
Chapter 5: PHP and Python with Nginx
Chapter 6: Apache and Nginx Together
Chapter 7: From Apache to Nginx
Appendix A: Directive Index
Appendix B: Module Reference
Appendix C: Troubleshooting

This book will be useful for beginners who want to exploit the full potential of Nginx and web administrators interested in optimizing their infrastructure with existing applications or by adding new tools. For more information please visit:

Rescooped by Chalermsak Tottum from Books from Packt Publishing!

Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 | Packt Publishing

Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 | Packt Publishing | tottum |

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Dyson DSouza's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:42 AM

Learn how to test web applications with JMeter 2.9 using Packt’s new eBook

- Sunitha Palanna      Released  July 13

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9, a practical, hands-on guide that equips readers with all the essential skills needed to effectively use JMeter to test web applications.

About the Author:
Bayo Erinle is a software engineer with over 9 years of experience in designing, developing, testing, and architecting software. He has worked in various areas of the IT field including government, finance, and healthcare. He has also been involved in the planning, development, implementation, integration, and testing of numerous applications, including multi-tiered, standalone, distributed, and cloud-based applications.

JMeter 2.9 is an Apache project that can be used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services with a focus on web applications. It is a Java application that was originally designed solely for testing web applications, but it has since grown and expanded to provide other test functions.

Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 begins with the fundamentals of performance testing and gets readers acquainted with JMeter. It then guides the reader through recording realistic and maintainable scripts. Readers will also learn how to work with tools such as Vagrant, Puppet, and AWS, allowing them to leverage the cloud to aid in distributed testing.

The eBook will teach readers how to do some BeanShell scripting as well as how to take advantage of regular expressions, JMeter properties, and extension points to build comprehensive and robust test suites. Also, it will teach developers how to test RESTful web services and how to deal with XML, JSON, file downloads/uploads, and much more.

This eBook is primarily for developers, quality assurance engineers, testers, and test managers who are new to Apache JMeter. It is also beneficial for those who simply want to learn how to effectively use and become proficient with Apache JMeter 2.9.

About Packt Publishing:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.