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  • Q&A on the ​Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition)

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 28, 2016

    The book The Practice of System and Network Administration takes a holistic view on system administration: it provides a framework and strategies for solving problems regardless of the operating system, brand of computer, or type of environment. The third edition incorporates new developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.

  • Engineering Culture Podcast: GitHub’s Phil Haack on Moving from Engineering to Management

    by Wesley Reisz on  Oct 04, 2016 2

    In this podcast, Wes Reisz, chair of the QCon conferences in San Francisco, London and New York talks to Phil Haack, an Engineering Director at GitHub focused on software pushed mostly to the desktop. He’s shipping software like GitHub Desktop, GitHub Extensions for Visual Studio, and the Atom text editor. Phil joined GitHub in 2011 and is a prominent member of the .Net community.

  • Q&A: Relevant Search with Elasticsearch and Solr

    by David Iffland on  Sep 26, 2016 1

    In their book "Relevant Search", Doug Turnbull and John Berryman focus on the challenge of providing search results by balancing the needs and intents of the user. Using Elasticsearch and Solr, relevance engineers can constantly tune the needs of the business vs. the needs of the user.

Book Review: Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems

Posted by João Miranda on  Sep 21, 2016

"Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems" is an open window into Google's experience and expertise on running some of the largest IT systems in the world.

Spark GraphX in Action Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 12, 2016

InfoQ spoke with authors of Spark GraphX in Action book, Apache Spark framework and what's coming up in the area of graph data processing and analytics.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 24, 2016

The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems.

Author Q&A: Decoding Silicon Valley

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 06, 2016

Jon Baer & 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 culture, history, stories and successes.

Q&A with Jason Fox on How to Lead a Quest

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 29, 2016

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.

Book Review and Excerpt: Infrastructure as Code

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 25, 2016

We review the book Infrastructure as Code by Kief Morris, who lays down the foundation for Infrastructure as Code and outlines the main patterns and practices recommended for building it.

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2016

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.

Grokking Algorithms Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 14, 2016

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.

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