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5 DevOps Books to Read for FREE

Since its very beginning, DevOps movement has been a pretty vast topic, with many followers worldwide. Considering constant iterations and creation of new software, it becomes clear that to succeed in the world of DevOps, you have to do your homework. It means staying up to date with the latest industry trends.

Whether you are new to the movement, or you are a DevOps veteran, here is a great reading list that will help you to develop your skills. Moreover, all of the listed books are available absolutely FREE OF CHARGE!

1. Designing Distributed Systems

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Without established design patterns to guide them, developers have had to build distributed systems from scratch, and most of these systems are very unique indeed. Today, the increasing use of containers has paved the way for core distributed system patterns and reusable containerized components. This practical guide presents a collection of repeatable, generic patterns to help make the development of reliable distributed systems far more approachable and efficient.

The book is available here for free of charge.

2. Site Reliability Engineering

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Members of the SRE team explain how their engagement with the entire software lifecycle has enabled Google to build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world.

Read this books online here.

3. The Site Reliability Workbook

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In 2016, Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today—and why reliability considerations are fundamental to service design.

Follow this link to access the book.

4. Building Secure & Reliable Systems

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Can a system be considered truly reliable if it isn't fundamentally secure? Or can it be considered secure if it's unreliable? Security is crucial to the design and operation of scalable systems in production, as it plays an important part in product quality, performance, and availability.

Download the PDF version here.

5. Kubernetes: Up and Running

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Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How’s that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.

The second (most recent) edition is available here.

If you enjoyed this article and curious to learn more about DevOps, check out my 4 YouTube Resources to Get Started with Kubernetes.

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George Giftogiannis

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Sanjay Hona

Great share, thank you

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josh rhoads

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Wow! Thank you, Artem!

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Ola Popoola

Absolutely amazing. I almost purchasd via Amazon but hesitated looking at the cost of investment. Thanks so much man and thanks to the companies making it avalable.

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Moe Fawal

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