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.
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
When you embark on your cloud native journey there will be important choices to make about cloud providers, continuous deployment, environments’ setup and separation. This guide will help you make the right choices by sharing lessons learnt from running cloud native apps in production.
Kubernetes has become the de facto container orchestration platform. When we help clients of different sizes and domains start their cloud native journeys in Kubernetes, we assist them in making sound decisions and technology choices. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to choosing cloud providers, CI tools, continuous deployment pipelines etc., so it is important to make the right decisions at the start. Failing to do so can be very costly in terms of lost time and money.
How to make the right technical choices on your cloud native journey
Learn how Docker and Kubernetes work and the key benefits they bring. Using real demos, I show how Docker is a great packaging and distribution technology, and how Kubernetes provides a powerful runtime for containerized applications.
Watch this introduction to Docker and Kubernetes at the Trondheim Developer Conference (TDC)
In the world of Agile and DevOps we use many figures, charts and diagrams to argue and reason about our world and how we prioritize and make choices. However, at all levels of the organization, we misuse and misinterpret figures. It’s time to be explicit, measure the right things and act on them. Watch this talk from DevOpsDays Zurich in May 2019.
Watch this talk from DevOpsDays Zurich
At Praqma we believe in knowledge sharing, and we love to teach our technical expertise. Watch this series of videos to learn how traefik reverse proxy works step by step.
A video seminar to learn how Traefik works
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