Title: The Definitive Guide to Terracotta: Cluster the JVM for Spring, Hibernate and POJO Scalability
Author: Ari Zilka (Terracotta CTO) and his team
What the book is about
The books is an introduction about Terracotta which helps you distribute -transparently- the Java Virtual Machine memory over several JVMs. The main part of â€œThe Definitive Guide to Terracottaâ€ focuses on use cases. Those are quite good motivated, explained and described with many examples and working code.
What I've learned from the book
- What Terracotta and virtual heaps are
- How to use TC with ehCache, Hibernate and for session clustering
- Dropping in ready-to use functionality with TC integration modules (TIM) is easy
What I didn't like
- Chapter about optimizations but not extensive enough and not enough information about deployments and deployment scenarios.
Should you buy this book?
Yes, highly recommended, itâ€™s written by the Terracotta guys, you canâ€™t get better and more accurate information.
Who should buy the book
- Every developer or architect who wants to use or evaluate Terracotta
Book kindly supplied by the publisher. This is a short version of my former review
I've chosen the micro review format because it lends itself to be used as a future micor format and I like short reviews myself. You can read the table of contents elsewhere, I don't like it when reviews iterate the content.
What do you think about this short review style?