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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “Site Reliability Engineering”
The Phoenix Project is a novel about IT. That was enough for me to get all of my attention. Describing today’s challenges and DevOps practices it’s a brilliant and original idea! I’m even more convinced after reading this book, I’ve also discovered that the authors have been inspired by “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.
Continue reading “The Phoenix Project”
Few months ago I’ve read so many positive reviews on this book that I’ve immediately purchased it.
I’ve always found quite difficult to describe my job and role to other colleagues or friends and sometimes unsure that really understand it properly.
It’s such a broad set of roles and responsibilities that can be implicitly assigned or summarised into one depending by the company, by the size of the team and experience that I prefer to generalise as much as I can and being funny/ironic about it.
Continue reading “The Practice of System and Network Administration : Third Edition”