Due to the proliferation of the DevOps method, you will find tons of DevOps books online as well as offline. What books should you read? In this article at Hackernoon, Jeremy Morgan shares 10 DevOps books that were useful to him.
Must-have DevOps Books
You might argue why to invest in physical versions when there are online and free versions? The best ones are usually not available for free online. Below are the 10 DevOps books you should read to stay updated:
The DevOps Handbook: Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis collaborated for this book. It is a DevOps book for beginners.
The Phoenix Project: Written by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford, the book is in a novel form. You will learn the basics—theories and principles.
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim have included all their real-life experiences in this book. They are exemplifying the theories and principles explained in the previous book.
Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation: Jez Humble and David Farley are the experts in this sector. These DevOps books will help you build a solid DevOps base.
Effective DevOps: Jennifer Davis and Ryn Daniels help you figure out how to implement the method in the organization.
Measure What Matters: John Doerr suggests ways to set goals, measure them, request changes, and accomplish them in the end. It is one of the few DevOps books that made it to the New York Times bestseller list.
Site Reliability Engineering: Edited by Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, and Niall Richard Murphy, this book is from Google. You will learn how to focus on the entire project lifecycle.
Site Reliability Workbook: Betsy Beyer, Niall Richard Murphy, David K. Rensin, Kent Kawahara, and Stephen Thorne edited this book. They share real-life instances as well as a method to create an SRE plan.
Infrastructure as Code: Authored by Kief Morris, this is one of few DevOps books that probe deeper into the DevOps principles.
The Goal: Eliyahu M. Goldratt wrote this book in the 1980s, and it is still relevant today. Another takeaway is its novel-like writing style to make complex processes coherent.
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