The Six Best DevOps Books You Can Read

Educating yourself on a new technological business practice like DevOps can be very time-consuming, not to mention expensive. Fortunately, there are informative, low-cost methods of learning said practices so that your workplace environment will benefit for the better, one of them being books. That being said, here are the six best DevOps any IT supervisor or employee should read if they want to learn how to churn out software more efficiently.


The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they’ll never view IT the same way again.

 

 

The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

You are aware of the fact that more than ever the effective business management of technology is the most important and key towards successful business management as well as business competitiveness. Another fact is that major technology leaders have greatly struggled in order to balance fundamental concepts such as security, reliability, and agility and consequences of failure, in fact, have never been greater. So if you want to know what the basic principles of DevOps movement are and how to incorporate DevOps concept and practices into your own organization.

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler)

This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users. Through automation of the build, deployment, and testing process, and improved collaboration between developers, testers, and operations, delivery teams can get changes released in a matter of hours—sometimes even minutes–no matter what the size of a project or the complexity of its code base.


The Visible Ops Handbook: Implementing ITIL in 4 Practical and Auditable Steps

Visible Ops is comprised of four prescriptive and self-fueling steps that take an organization from any starting point to a continually improving process. Making ITIL Actionable Although the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides a wealth of best practices, it lacks prescriptive guidance: What do you implement first, and how do you do it? 

 


Building a DevOps Culture

When people talk about DevOps, they often emphasize configuration management systems, source code repositories, and other tools. But, as Mandi Walls explains in this Velocity report, DevOps is really about changing company culture—replacing traditional development and operations silos with collaborative teams of people from both camps.

 


The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit: Automating the Continuous Deployment Pipeline with Containerized Microservice

It’s about fast, reliable and continuous deployments with zero-downtime and ability to roll-back. It’s about scaling to any number of servers, design of self-healing systems capable of recuperation from both hardware and software failures and about centralized logging and monitoring of the cluster.In other words, this book envelops the whole microservices development and deployment life-cycle using some of the latest and greatest practices and tools.

To learn more about these books, or if you want to buy them for yourself, click on the links above to learn more.

Stephan Duncan

Stephan Duncan

Stephan Duncan is a Content Writer/Editor covering Network Monitoring and DevOps at Solutions Review. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he attained a B.A. in English, and a B.A. in History with a concentration on War and Memory. You can reach him at sduncan@solutionsreview.com
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