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The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

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Ask HN: What books do you wish your manager would read?

mbubb: Is good for understanding Devops and constant refocus on business objectives.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?

eogas: I thought it was great. It is effectively a novel about a large software project which is being mismanaged and on the brink of failure, and the steps that the team (and related teams) took to save it from the grips of death. The point of the book seems to be to explain the types of situations that are improved by focusing on devops and agile development. ...

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Ask HN: What's the best computer science book you've read recently?

medgetable: I'd highly recommend The Phoenix Project. The story they've wrapped around the shift to Agile for this company was extremely entertaining and kept me coming back to read more! Plus it has some very good thought exercises to take with you to your own job.

Ask HN: What language-agnostic programming books should I read?

solatic: Unless you have some understanding of your system's architecture, how it's run in production, and why a production environment is Really Different and a Big Freaking Deal, and how operations is supposed to look like, you'll never be an effective programmer, no matter whether you run your own operations in a small start-up or work for a large enterprise with dedicated operations teams.

Ask HN: Which books have helped you the most professionally?

john37386: If you want to embrace DevOp culture, where it comes from, why is it important and the reality of medium big businnesses, then you definitely want to read the Phoenix project

Ask HN: Books you should have read when you start a career in SE / CS?

organsnyder: It really helps to set the right mindset for identifying and addressing the multitude of non-technical challenges that quickly become the focus of many (I'd venture most) developers' careers.

jacksmith21006: Everyone should read, IMO.

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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

tashoecraft: Great CI/CD book disguised as a novel, inspired me to push heavily for an improved build/release pipeline at work.

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Ask HN: Recommend one book I need to read this summer?

kreetx: Very very good if you are into IT management: funny, and although a novel then the content will make you want to fix your company and perhaps even think bigger about your carrer.

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Ask HN: Fun Tech Book Recommendations?

mihemihe: I had a really good time myself reading: The Phoenix Project