How to Send Messages to Slack with PowerShell

Collaboration software tools are present in some shape or form in every workplace and if properly implemented and organised will give team members the opportunity of working together not only in an efficient way, but getting the job done while having fun!

Integration with these tools is not just desirable, it’s sometimes required. The nature of instant messaging communication in each workplace my vary depending on the content and information can be volatile and informal or more persistent and organised.

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Book Review: Agile Application Security

I’m always looking for books that cover a topic with a different angle or a broader approach, this one is the perfect example, indeed, security-focused but through the magnifier lens or under the influence/culture of Agile.

Working for a Software Development company I found this book a good match for my DevOps/System Engineer role and I put it in my wish-list. Six months ago I purchased another book, but guessed what happened? Continue reading “Book Review: Agile Application Security”

Book Review: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition

I love Linux and I always considered myself an Open Source enthusiast. After reading “The Practice of System and Network Administration”, I decided to add this must-read book to my list.

The contents are well organised and good not only for beginners and junior system administrators but I think there are very interesting takeaways for more experienced professionals too. Continue reading “Book Review: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition”

Git Pocket Guide

Once again this is not a sponsored review by my 2 cents.

This pocket guide it’s not an introduction on git the best practices, but it will show some options available and will boost your confidence and knowledge to solve most of the common problems. It’s full of practical examples with just enough deep dive into git to show you the things work under the hood.

This book is very good “to show you the tip of the iceberg”. Git, like any other distributed systems it’s complex, but most of its common features and operations are easy to understand aren’t so difficult and if you’re not familiar with the cli, there are plenty of tools to get you started. Continue reading “Git Pocket Guide”

Site Reliability Engineering

The moment I heard about this book, I wanted to read it. The title is self-explanatory: “How Google Runs Production Systems”. It looked so interesting to me that I immediately purchased it. At that time I had other books waiting in my bookshelf, but I was so impatient to read this one, that I admit I started immediately after the Phoenix Project. This one was the one that I absolutely wanted to read.

The contents in this book are well organised, chapter after chapter it’s easy to accept the challenges that an organisation of this size had to conquer to become successful in managing the infrastructure, processes and people.

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