Books for DevOps

Planning an infrastructure and deploying is a major task. There are tons of great books out there to help you figure out how to build a highly available server for you application.
DevOps for Developers
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DevOps for Developers

by Michael Hüttermann

About the book:  DevOps for Developers delivers a practical, thorough introduction to approaches, processes and tools to foster collaboration between software development and operations. Efforts of Agile software development often end at the transition phase from development to operations. This book covers the delivery of software, this means “the last mile”, with lean practices for shipping the software to production and making it available to the end users, together with the integration of operations with earlier project phases (elaboration, construction, transition). DevOps for Developers describes how to streamline the software delivery process and improve the cycle time (that is the time from inception to delivery). It will enable you to deliver software faster, in better quality and more aligned with individual requirements and basic conditions. And above all, work that is aligned with the “DevOps” approach makes even more fun! Provides patterns and toolchains to integrate software development and operations Delivers an one-stop shop for kick-starting with DevOps Provides guidance how to streamline the software delivery process What you’ll learn Know what DevOps is and how it can result in better and faster delivered software Apply patterns to improve collaboration between development and operations Introduce unified processes and incentives to support shared goals Start with or extend a tool infrastructure that spans projects roles and phases Address pain points in your individual environment with appropriate recipes Break down existing walls that make up an unnecessarily sluggish delivery process Who this book is for DevOps for Developers is for motivated software engineers, particularly programmers, testers, QA, system admins, database admins, both beginners and experts, who want to improve their software delivery process. It’s the perfect choice for engineers who want to go the next step by integrating their approaches for development and delivery of software. This book is for engineers who want to shape their processes and decide on and integrate open source tools and seek for guidance how to integrate standard tools in advanced real world use cases. Table of Contents Beginning DevOps for Developers Introducing DevOps Building Blocks of DevOps Quality and Testing Introduce Shared Incentives Gain Fast Feedback Unified and Holistic Approach Automatic Releasing Infrastructure as Code Specification by Example


Notes:  Too theoretical for my taste.

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The Practice of Cloud System Administration
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The Practice of Cloud System Administration

by Thomas A. Limoncelli,Strata R. Chalup,Christina J. Hogan

About the book:  “There’s an incredible amount of depth and thinking in the practicesdescribed here, and it’s impressive to see it all in one place.” –Win Treese, coauthor of Designing Systems for Internet Commerce The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2, focuses on “distributed” or “cloud” computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this authoritative reference centered on a comprehensive approach. Case studies and examples from Google, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and other industry giants are explained in practical ways that are useful to all enterprises. The new companion to the best-selling first volume, The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition, this guide offers expert coverage of the following and many other crucial topics: Designing and building modern web and distributed systems Fundamentals of large system design Understand the new software engineering implications of cloud administration Make systems that are resilient to failure and grow and scale dynamically Implement DevOps principles and cultural changes IaaS/PaaS/SaaS and virtual platform selection Operating and running systems using the latest DevOps/SRE strategies Upgrade production systems with zero down-time What and how to automate; how to decide what not to automate On-call best practices that improve uptime Why distributed systems require fundamentally different system administration techniques Identify and resolve resiliency problems before they surprise you Assessing and evaluating your team’s operational effectiveness Manage the scientific process of continuous improvement A forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today


Notes:  A gem of a book. Without a doubt. You will be hooked from the minute you start reading it. The line that got me hooked was - "Google engineers simulate earthquakes and hurricanes on different regions".

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Complete Debian Server 2016
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Complete Debian Server 2016

by Marc Arnaert

About the book:  How to create a powerful Linux server with a open source Debian 8.3.0 Make your own free virtual security appliance


Notes:  Debian servers are the best. In my experience i have used Ubuntu servers and Debian both. Debian is lightweight and extremely fast. This is a great read for you debian guys out there.

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Amazon Web Services in Action
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Amazon Web Services in Action

by Andreas Wittig,Michael Wittig

About the book:  Summary Amazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You'll start with a broad overview of AWS and learn how to spin-up servers manually and from the command line. Then you'll explore infrastructure automation with the AWS CloudFormation service, where you can describe a blueprint of your infrastructure as code. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book Physical data centers require lots of equipment and take time and resources to manage. If you need a data center, but don't want to build your own, Amazon Web Services may be your solution. Whether you're analyzing real-time data, building software as a service, or running an e-commerce site, AWS offers you a reliable cloud-based platform with services that scale. Amazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You'll start with an overview of cloud computing and then begin setting up your account. You'll learn how to automate your infrastructure by programmatically calling the AWS API to control every part of AWS. Next, you'll learn options and techniques for storing your data. You'll also learn how to isolate your systems using private networks to increase security. Finally, this book teaches you how to design for high availability and fault tolerance. What's Inside Overview of cloud concepts and patterns Deploy applications on AWS Integrate Amazon's pre-built services Manage servers on EC2 for cost-effectiveness About the Reader Written for developers and DevOps engineers moving distributed applications to the AWS platform. About the Authors Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and consultants focused on AWS and web development. Table of Contents PART 1 GETTING STARTED What is Amazon Web Services? A simple example: WordPress in five minutes PART 2 BUILDING VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE WITH SERVERS AND NETWORKING Using virtual servers: EC2 Programming your infrastructure: the command line, SDKs, and CloudFormation Automating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC PART 3 STORING DATA IN THE CLOUD Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier Storing your data on hard drives: EBS and instance store Using a relational database service: RDS Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB PART 4 ARCHITECTING ON AWS Achieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatch Decoupling your infrastructure: ELB and SQS Designing for fault-tolerance Scaling up and down: auto-scaling and CloudWatch


Notes:  This is a great book if you have your infrastructure on AWS by Amazon.

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