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The DevOps Handbook

How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
Narrated by: Ron Butler
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Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.

More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater - whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.

And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.

Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes by showing how to integrate product management, development, QA, IT operations, and information security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.

©2016 Gene Kim/IT Revolution (P)2017 Gene Kim/It Revolution

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great read on DevOps

good narration and very good content. lot to learn from the experiences shared. A great read for anyone who thinks knows DevOps :)

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Amazing insights, in-depth and exhaustive coverage

Chockfull of insights, a truly invaluable companion for DevOps transformations in your organization. I personally use it extensively in my role as a transformation coach.

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  • Ken Taylor
  • 06-06-2018

Difficult to do as an Audio

This is an excellent book, but more of a working handbook. It's very tough to gain the knowledge and usefulness from this as an audiobook. I ended up buying the hard copy too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-2018

A must-read for anybody involved in sowftware

This is the best book I have come across on overall best practices for delivering successful software. Lots of real world examples, not just theory.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-2018

Overall, Really Well-written, and Informative

This was an excellent read. It provided indispensable information on software deployment best practices. There are only two reasons I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5.

First, because the introductory summary at the beginning of the book went on far too long. I get that they were trying to present a list of the concepts that would be covered, so that we would have piqued interest and a desire to continue further into the book, but it was too much, leaving the reader with the reaction of: "We'll come on, get into it, already."

The other reason for the four-star rating, is that, once they actually did get into the the meat of the presentation, I felt they could have given a lot more detail about the actual mechanics of implementation in many of the presented use cases. Frequently I found myself asking: "But how exactly did they go about doing that?"

Despite these minor gripes, this book was immensely valuable to me, and I will recommend it very highly to others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-2018

excelente continuation to project phoenix

If you didn't read their previous book, don't worry, you should be able to read this book without any issues but I would suggest go and read it first, and then this.

It continues where the project Phoenix left filling more in the techniques and tools needed but without going deep in the use of any them (you'll need to read about those if what you look is to implement it, I would suggest go and read DevOps 2.0 as is more hands on) however Kim Gene and his troop give you the processes and higher level requirements you'll need to comprehend all about DevOps and overall the transformation that is needed inside the organization.

Great story and good narration. Highly recommended for any in the IT area or any medium to big organization.

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  • FOTI (Fat On The Inside)
  • 22-10-2019

Great info! Not good as an audiobook.

For some reason I was expecting more storylines and practical scenarios like the Phoenix Project. This book has terrific and applicable info, however it reads like a textbook. Very dry and painful as an audiobook IMO. I will be buying the hardcopy as a reference on my devops journey.

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  • Rui Saraiva
  • 12-04-2019

Great overview with use cases

I’m a devops fan and this book just increased my will to implement it wherever I work and through all areas.
The way the book is built and how it mixes theory and practical cases is great. A must read book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-2018

it's a beautiful book.. life transforming..

it is a detailing flow of how to do what n where..
really builds you up on how simply impossible time to market dreams can gradually be built Or..
use the standardized Dev Op tools to help u out.. n how...

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  • Luke
  • 25-04-2018

love it

great book on how development should be run in a business. definitely worth a read if you are a software developer or manage team of developers

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  • Vinicius Hoffmann
  • 18-11-2017

transformed my life

its the perfect book to read after the Phoenix project to understand how to apply all the lean strategies

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-2018

Terrific accomoanyment to The Pheonix Project

I cannot wait to find a way to beat the downward spiral for my organization.

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  • Joe Power
  • 15-09-2018

Great book...narrator could have been better

This was an inspirational book for me and got me thinking about how to move our IT department forward. I had previously read the Phoenix Project so I knew the premise. It was great to get the implementation detail. However, the narrator made a few mistakes that made it obvious that he is not in the industry (mispronouncing codified and the names of several tools, also, strangely enough, "primer"). These mistakes took from an otherwise great experience. Overall, the narrator read well.

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  • Mr. Brian Jenkinson
  • 01-08-2018

Practically put

Referencing many of the books I have enjoyed recently, including The Goal and The Phoenix Project, the DevOps Handbook starts putting meat on the bone, of how not just what.

A fascinating read with enterprise and SMB references throughout, highlighting the benefits and pitfalls, together with example implementations.

If you enjoyed The Phoenix Project then read this, 'How to' manual.

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  • Andy J
  • 05-09-2019

I work in civil engineering in a military context. Still has strong read-across.

It’s not often you read a book and genuinely feel cleverer at the end of it. This is one of those books.

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  • Nenko Tabakov
  • 08-11-2019

Ever wondered what DevOps is?

Great book! Covers all the basics and explores case studies. Highlights the fact that DevOps is a cultural change than mere process automation.

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  • Laurent Desiree
  • 09-09-2019

Inspiring book, great for career progress

The work methods are illustrated with numerous case studies and explainations on how to implement changes

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  • Mr. Anthony Dawson
  • 12-08-2019

A must read for anyone in IT

this book is an essential read for anyone struggling with the old attitudes and work practices within IT. it will change your perspective.

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  • Marek
  • 07-07-2019

Lessons to be learned !

I love it ! This book is a must for anyone working with IT , managing IT teams or staring a business that has online presents !

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  • daniel
  • 07-03-2019

very informative and thought provoking

this book was very in-depth and easy to follow. I Will definitely be recommending it.

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  • Ben S.
  • 07-03-2019

Wow! A must read for modern change agents

Fantastic book a must read for creating and maintaining the best agile work place possible. Essential Reading!

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  • dave
  • 29-01-2019

Likely the best introduction to DevOps

Really enjoyed it and learned a lot about DevOps. The book gives a really good picture of how some of the orgs doing DevOps operate internally

My only negative is right at the end it becomes a bit of a sell with statements like:

Organisations that adopt DevOps will win in the marketplace.

the same was said of any number of fad methodologies of the past. It's not a given that any methodology will work. It takes will power, patience, stamina and a willingness from management at the highest level to support a DevOps culture.