Jon Baer and Michelle Messina have written a book exploring the secrets to success in Silicon Valley - what it takes for a startup to succeed. They look at the culture, history and stories which show how and why the Valley works, and provide guidance for prospective entrepreneurs who are considering setting up in the Valley, or elsewhere. They spoke to InfoQ about the book and their ideas.
In the book How to Lead a Quest Jason Fox explores what can be done to develop insights for strategic decisions and innovation, and for driving progress and delivering value. The book provides approaches and rituals for asking deeper, bigger questions and slow, thorough thinking, creating options and designing experiments for dealing with complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty.
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 provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.
Manning’s Grokking Algorithms takes a novel approach to introducing such complex matters as data structures, algorithms, and complexity by leveraging the power and expressiveness of illustration.
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.