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Re: [TriangleDevOps] The Phoenix Project

From: Magnus H.
Sent on: Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:02 AM
On 01/16/[masked]:55 PM, Mark Mzyk wrote:

> For those of you who made it out to the meetup, hope you enjoyed it. If
> there is a question you have that wasn't answered, feel free to ask
> either on the mailing list or message board. If it isn't answered
> directly by someone in the community, I can make sure Doug seems them
> and when he has a moment answers them.

This might be a whole talk by itself but I was sort of captivated by the
slide on using a Makefile to do some of the heavy lifting for automation
tools. I know from my own talk last year that sometimes it is very hard
to make a slide knowing that slide could be a whole talk by itself.

Whoever the clever person is at Bronto that came up with the Makefile
idea, I'd love to hear more.

> I wanted to drop a link to the book I mentioned tonight, The Phoenix
> Project. As I said, I haven't yet read it, but keep hearing good things
> about it.

I grabbed this book 2 or 3 days ago and have only just started reading
it. If you're expecting a tech book or a business management book,
you're going to be a bit startled. They took a different tack with
presenting this material. I'm not far enough in yet to really offer an

Another one worth grabbing if you have a Kindle is "What is DevOps?" by
Mike Loukides. It's a short book (more like a magazine article) and it's
free of charge, so no excuses. :) The author comes off as a bit of a
grizzled "get off my lawn" kind of guy at times but he paints a lot more
of the historical context of what led up to DevOps than might be
understood by younger professionals in the field today. All in all I
found it to be a good quick read.­


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