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The Best 7 DevOps Books for Beginners

Posted by Jenna Kominski on Feb 6, 2019 2:15:00 PM

With benefits like better security, environment stability, improved collaboration, and more, there's no wonder why DevOps is evolving at a rapid pace. In order to properly implement this cultural shift into your workplace, you have to understand it from the inside out.

Here are some materials that will help guide you on your DevOps journey.

Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 3.47.52 PM-11.  The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organization

By Gene Kim @RealGeneKim, Patrick Debois @patrickdebois , John Willis @botchagalupe, Jez Humble @jezhumble, and John Allspaw @allspaw

For decades, leaders have struggled with the balance between reliability, agility, and security. This handbook will show you how to integrate Development, Product Management, IT Operations, Information Security, and QA to elevate your win in the marketplace.

Screen Shot 2019-02-04 at 4.05.41 PM2.  Effective DevOps: Building a Culture of Collaboration, Affinity, and Tooling at Scale

By Jennifer Davis @sigje and Ryn Daniels @rynchantress

DevOps is a professional and cultural movement that requires change from inside your organization. This guide provides you with multiple approaches to improving the communication between groups, creating harmony among your teams, and more.

Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 4.26.04 PM3.  The Devops Adoption Playbook: A Guide to Adopting DevOps in a Multi-Speed IT Enterprise

By Sanjeev Sharma @sd_architect

This award-winning book provides actionable, practical, and real-world guidance on applying DevOps at large scale organizations. Learn how easy it actually is to overcome the challenges that come with enterprise-level DevOps.

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4.  Practical DevOps: Harness the power of DevOps to boost your  skill set and make your IT organization perform better

By Joakim Verona @JoakimVerona 

Learn how to appreciate the merits of DevOps and continuous delivery, see how DevOps supports the agile process, understand how all the systems fit together to form a larger whole, and more! With this book from Joakim Verona, a consultant with a specialty in Continuous Delivery and DevOps, you'll be an expert in no time.

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5.  Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

By Nicole Forsgren @nicolefv, Jez Humble @jezhumble, and Gene Kim @RealGeneKim

We've often been told that the performance of software delivery teams don't matter and that it can't provide us a competitive advantage. This book explores how that idea is wrong, and how you can to measure software delivery performance, and what drives it, using rigorous statistical methods. 

6.  DevOpScreen Shot 2019-02-04 at 4.57.40 PMs for the Modern Enterprise: Winning Practices to Transform Legacy IT Organizations

By Mirco Hering @mircohering

In this book, Mirco Hering lays out a road map to success, explaining how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to be their best, and how to use the right tech to propel an organization to success.

7.  Beyond the Phoenix Project: The Origins and EvolutiScreen Shot 2019-01-29 at 11.28.14 AMon of DevOps

By Gene Kim @RealGeneKim and John Willis @botchagalupe

Check out this brief history of the DevOps movement, as well as a discussion on significant figures and ideas that DevOps draws upon. This material is a great way to take a deep dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading tech organizations.

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