In this article we review the book Infrastructure as Code - Managing Servers in the Cloud written by Kief Morris, who is leading Continuous Delivery and DevOps at ThoughtWorks Europe. In over 300 pages, Morris lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.
The book managing for happiness by Jurgen Appelo provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun. It contains tips and suggestions for applying the practices for achieving organizational greatness and maximizing learning in organizations.
Manning’s Grokking Algorithms, written by Aditya Y. Bhargava, takes a novel approach to introducing such complex matters as data structures, algorithms, and complexity. Himself a visual learner, Bhargava explains he attempted to leverage the powerful expressiveness of illustration to make it easier to grasp topics that could be otherwise impenetrable for some.
Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization.
Big Data Analytics with Spark, authored by Mohammed Guller, provides a practical guide for learning Apache Spark. InfoQ and the author discuss the book & development tools for big data applications.
The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products.
OpenStack in Action is a new release from Manning that aims to introduce readers to the OpenStack platform for cloud computing (IaaS). InfoQ has interviewed V. K. Cody Bumgardner, author of the book.
The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.
Express.js is a popular web server layer built on top of node.js. In this Q&A, author Evan Hahn provides more context on Express and where it's going.
The book achieving impact through engagement by Si Alhir and and Peter L. Simon explores models on employee and customer engagement to achieve impact in organizations based on increasing engagement.
InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.
The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. 1