Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud, 2nd Edition

Brendan Gregg

I think sysperf has a wider audience: it is a handbook for anyone to learn performance and computer internals. Eight years ago I wrote _Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud_ (aka the "sysperf" book) on the performance of computing systems, and this year I'm excited to be releasing the second edition. The first edition was successful, selling over 10k copies and becoming required or recommended reading at many companies (and even mentioned in [job descriptions]).

Announcing the Project to Product Podcast: Mik + One


Listen to part one of my conversation with Gene Kim, best-selling author of The Unicorn Project and The Devops Handbook : Be sure to sign up for my list to get updates about the podcast and making the shift from project to product. Since the publication of Project to Product a year ago, it has been wonderful to witness the impact that the book is having. I have seen it inspire countless people who share a passion for helping their organizations survive and thrive in the Age of Software.


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2017 Wheel of Fortune

J. Paul Reed

The DevOps Handbook was published last year, and I think that will put the question to eternal rest. Even though there are numerous other books (and opinions, for that matter) on the subject, I believe The DevOps Handbook will become the de facto arbiter of what officially is and is not “DevOps.” This, I believe, is largely due to the credibility of The Handbook’s authors. I mentioned last week I’d have 2017 predictions for you… well, last week.

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Tutorial: Guide to automated SRE-driven performance engineering


While Google’s SRE Handbook mostly focuses on the production use case for SLIs/SLOs, Keptn is “Shifting-Left” this approach and using SLIs/SLOs to enforce Quality Gates as part of your progressive delivery process. Dynatrace however not just gives us the standard SLO metrics based on Google’s SRE handbook. Dynatrace news. In this blog, I will be going through a step-by-step guide on how to automate SRE-driven performance engineering.

The Patrol Method and Self Directed Agile Teams

The Agile Manager

As part of my research into method earlier this year, I picked up a 1959 edition of the Scoutmaster's Handbook. The early editions of the Boy Scouts of America's version of the Boy Scout Handbook were mostly written by the same person, William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt , and revised over many years. The Patrol method Hillcourt described in the Scoutmaster's Handbook was essentially a self-directed Agile team.

Tasktop’s Bookshelf


The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations. 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.”. Need something to read over the weekend?

Did Your Organization Wake Up as a Software Company? You Need Value Stream Management (VSM)(VSM)


John Willis, Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat, co-author of The DevOps Handbook – Mik + One (Project to Product) Podcast, Episode 17: John Willis (September 22, 2020). While it may feel like the world has been “going digital” for the past decade, the impact of the events of 2020 has laid bare the reality of what being digital really means: the ability to swiftly and continuously support the needs of customers and employees when they need it most.

Headless WordPress: The Ups And Downs Of Creating A Decoupled WordPress

Smashing Magazine

There are a lot of other things you can do with REST API (you can find more details in the REST API handbook ). Headless WordPress: The Ups And Downs Of Creating A Decoupled WordPress. Headless WordPress: The Ups And Downs Of Creating A Decoupled WordPress. Denis Žoljom. 2018-10-26T13:45:46+02:00. 2019-04-29T18:34:58+00:00. WordPress came a long way from its start as a simple blog writing tool.

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The Patrol Method and Objections to Self-Directed Agile Teams

The Agile Manager

These excerpts from the 1950s edition of the Scoutmaster's Handbook will sound familiar if you've ever tried to implement a self-directed Agile team: " Some don't grasp the possibilities of the patrol method, and subsequently don't see the importance of it. " In the previous post , we saw there are quite a few similarities between the Patrol method and self-directed Agile teams.

What I Read in 2014

Tim Kadlec

The Mobile Web Handbook by Peter-Paul Koch 5 ⁄ 5 You can always trust PPK’s writing to be extremely well-researched and thorough. Time for my annual look back at what I read in the past year. Keeping in the same format as last year, each book has a rating (on a simple 5-star scale) as well as a very short review to give you (and me when I look back at this in a year or so) some idea of why I enjoyed each book.