Inspiration for your summer reading list
Summer is a great time to catch up on reading, whether you’re at the beach, in a summer house, or cozy at home. If your book backlog is on the short side, don’t worry! We compiled a list of great books for summer reading.
After summer holidays you ought to be relaxed, recharged and full of great ideas. While we wish you a great holiday, we can only really help with the latter. Whether you want light novels or technical tomes, we’ve got you covered with this list of excellent tech books.
The Phoenix Project is uncannily familiar to anyone who has worked on an IT project. It’s an entertaining DevOps story that compels us to challenge our circumstances, and let’s us know we are not alone when the struggle is real. It’s a light read, but can be followed up by The DevOps Handbook, a more technical addition to The Phoenix Project.
The team behind the State of DevOps report compiled their findings into Accelerate, an essential read for anyone keen on driving change in their tech organization. It details the driving forces behind software delivery performance in a comprehensive way, with the research to back it up.
Contrary to popular belief, DevOps isn’t something new and shiny. It stems forth from the tried and true practices of the manufacturing industry. Mary and Tom take the practices of Lean and place them in the context of software. They help us dispel the magic and get us back to thinking about our processes and value streams.
If we are not part of a well-functioning team, no fancy new tool or process can save us. This fable tells the tale of how team dynamics work, and gives us some tools to build stronger teams through trust.
Improving our software development process requires change, and change is hard. Tradition can easily trump competence, even in dire situations. This book outlines a strategy for change management and should be read by anyone hoping to introduce change in an organization.
An all time classic book on software, The Pragmatic Programmer launched the idea of craft into the everyday developers identity. Now 20 years on, the book has been revised and updated to include the authors latest advice and anecdotes on how to effectively make software. This book is essential reading for anyone in our profession!
DevOps is about creating a culture that begins by breaking down the walls between Development and Operations teams.
Had enough of sluggish polling? With instant Artifactory event triggers you can give responsiveness in Jenkins a real boost. Here’s an easy way to set it up.
A super easy configuration guide
With the arrival of microservices code is becoming disposable. Does this mean that we no longer need maintainable code? Is it the end of refactoring?
Still relevant or increasingly redundant?
In software development tight coupling is one of our biggest enemies. On the function level it makes our application hard to change and fragile. Unfortunately, tight coupling is like the entropy of software development, so we have always have to be working to reduce it.
How to safely introduce modular architecture to legacy software.
I am an Atlassian certified trainer and over the years I have been spending much time with clients and their Jiras. In this blogpost, I have collected some small tips and tricks that will make your Jira usage better.
Jira Software is a powerful tool deployed in so many organizations, yet in day to day usage people are missing out on improvements, big and small.
In this post, I’ll take a closer look at the version of Jenkins X using Tekton, to give you an idea of how the general development, build, test, deploy flow looks like with Jenkins X. How does it feel to ship your code to production using a product coming from the Jenkins community that has very little Jenkins in it?
A crash course in Jenkins X and how to test it out on a local Kubernetes cluster
In this blog I will show you how to create snapshots of Persistent volumes in Kubernetes clusters and restore them again by only talking to the api server. This can be useful for either backups or when scaling stateful applications that need “startup data”.
Sneak peak at CSI Volume snapshotting Alpha feature
When I read Fowler’s new ‘Refactoring’ book I felt sure the example from the first chapter would make a good Code Kata. However, he didn’t include the code for the test cases. I can fix that!
Writing tests for ‘Theatrical Players’
Nicole Forsgren and the Accelerate DORA team has just released the newest iteration of the State of DevOps report. The report investigates what practices make us better at delivering valuable software to our users as measured by business outcomes. Read on for our analysis of the report, and how it can be best put to use.
The latest drivers of software delivery performance
A major challenge of software development is that our work is by and large invisible. This makes our folklore essential in business matters. Some of our commonly used arguments and visualizations are digital urban legends rather than solid foundations for informed decisions. Here, we’ll go through a few examples and some measures to address our misconceptions.
How the stories we tell influence our decisions
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