13. Performance, Scaling, and Security

We’re going to delve into some of the more esoteric aspects of building your app empire. It’s one thing to build a “Hello World” app, or even put together a small mashup. It’s something else entirely to build an app that becomes an everyday part of life for over a million people. Consistent performance and user trust become some of the most important aspects of your app.

This chapter is not an exhaustive study of Web app performance. If you want to study Web app performance, there are many resources online. Yahoo! Developer Network has done some excellent research into performance and publishes the information online. You could also pick up any number of books on performance, such as High Performance Web ...

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