Wednesday, 31 May 2017

What can you learn from The DevOps Handbook

I thought about reviewing The DevOps Handbook, but then I realised its real reference value. Books like this, with multiple layers of usage are really invaluable.

This book is gold IMHO, and not just for its cover colour. But let’s rewind a bit.

I bought the book in January, I read the first few chapters then I forgot it at my parents’. Fast forward a few months, my brother comes visiting and he brings the book back, but it is then then left on the to read pile for a while.

Eventually I managed to find time to read it and here I am writing this post.
So why isn’t this a regular review? What did I realise, all of a sudden?

Well, books can be easily read in a few days, a couple of weeks tops. What happened is that each chapter I read was providing insights or mirrored situations I experienced during these months.

Each chapter can be cherry-picked and adapted to your situation, because it starts from a real scenario with real requirements and targets. You will notice patterns going through the book, all the concepts are there but applied in a tailored way to fit the problems one has to face.

I can see this book being a useful guide you might want to refer to when you are tackling a problem, just pick the chapter more akin to the approach you are using and you will feel guided.