DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective
This is the first DevOps book that shows a realistic and achievable view of
the full implementation of DevOps. Most of the books and other literature I
have read on DevOps are all about the culture, the attitudes, how it relates
to Agile and Lean practices, and a high level view of microservices. This
book includes all that, but they are not its main focus, and it goes several
steps further with respect to the architecture and infrastructure needed for
The book is broken down into five parts. I have listed each part below along
with the chapters they include.
Part One: Background
Chapter 1. What Is DevOps?
Chapter 2. The Cloud as a Platform
Chapter 3. Operations
Part Two: The Deployment Pipeline
Chapter 4. Overall Architecture
Chapter 5. Building and Testing
Chapter 6. Deployment
Part Three: Crosscutting Conc... (more)
This book is a great place to start with iOS 7 development. It is actually
the first 13 chapters of what would have been Programming iOS 7 4th edition.
The book Programming iOS 6 contained everything, but the book was getting too
large to keep adding new material. This book now ends where Programming iOS 7
will pick up./p>
The separation is nice for those that have experience with iOS and only need
the advanced topics. I still wanted both parts of the book, because I like
the authors coverage of C, Objective-C, Xcode, introduction to Cocoa.
After advising the reader to brush up o... (more)
The most agile project teams I have seen are those that do not claim to be
agile or lean. They have a solid well-documented architecture in place as
well as designs of the modules being built. They have separated the
responsibilities amongst the team members according to the team member's
skill set. They don't try to pretend everyone has the experience levels that
would allow them to contribute to all aspects of the development process.
Requirements, Architecture, Analysis and design, and Proof of Concepts take
up 80% of the projects resources of time and money, and coding takes ... (more)
"Expert Cookbook" are the last two words in the title for a good reason. This
book is for the advanced SharePoint developer. The book is a collection of
small recipes that dig into some of the more advanced SharePoint 2010
programming topics. It does not mess around with introductions to topics, it
just jumps right into the details of the solution.
The book includes chapters on List and Event Receivers, Workflows, Advanced
Workflows, List Definitions and Content Types, Web Parts, Web Services and
REST, and Working with the Client Object Model.
The author has made the code available... (more)
There are not too many systems being created today that I would consider more
than interfaces to a data structure. Meaning most systems today rely on
people to provide the intelligence behind them. The systems themselves are
viewed as a necessary evil by the people who use them. I find this to be
especially true in organizations with a long history. Their attitude is they
were built by people, and people will continue to be their most valuable
The author of this book challenges us to take our systems to the new level of
existence. One where they are responsive partners in ... (more)