DevOps

2 Manuscripts - DevOps Handbook and DevOps Adoption
Narrated by: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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DevOps - two-book bundle!

Book 1: DevOps Handbook

What you will learn in DevOps Handbook:

  • What the benefits of DevOps are
  • DevOps' main goal and challenges
  • Explore guiding principles of DevOps
  • How to measure DevOps within your organization
  • How to incorporate DevOps into product management
  • Get to know what continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment are
  • What is role of quality assurance in the DevOps concept
  • Explore successful quality assurance and how your team to accomplish it
  • Explore the role of DevOps in IT operations and information security
  • Learn how to integrate security with DevOps

Book 2: DevOps Adoption

What you will learn in DevOps Adoption:

  • The importance of DevOps approach for the IT industry
  • How to integrate applications while reducing risk
  • Steps of a successful DevOps adoption
  • How to integrate automation into your business
  • Overcoming DevOps adoption challenges
  • Optimizing IT operations and transformation for optimization
  • How to save cost with DevOps
  • Maximizing business innovation
  • How to measure DevOps success and which metrics to use
  • Automation for maximizing efficiency

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I think this course is outstanding.

Because Christopher Weller, the author, could have made things easier on himself and "cut corners", but instead setup more real world and relevant demos. An example is How to save cost with DevOps one, and How to measure DevOps success and which metrics to use, etc. Those approaches, which we benefited from a lot, is consistent. I also liked the broad range of relevant DevOps technologies touched on, in this course. While most are not deep, as those would be their own courses, it exposes one to what is likely one or more "new technologies". That is a high likelihood. More importantly, that exposure demystifies it, and that alone is very helpful: to be less intimidated, by what one may not, have listen before. The material organized, and reinforced with great Demos you do yourself, on some technically challenging subject matter, makes this worth while. You should browse the questions for this course. You will get a feel for the technical depth, from among the wide disparity of technical areas. It also tells you, how good the Instructor is, to cover that spectrum of issues, as a result of good technical diversity. This course is well worth your efforts and I am extremely impressed with the narrator Bahl also. I have add2 cart for his next Devops course, "DevOps Handbook: Simple Step By Step Instructions to DevOps". *That* is the ultimate vote of confidence. I encourage you to take this great course, you won't be disappointed.

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Lots of DevOps wisdom in one place

In order to begin the process, you should identify application value streams by identifying series of all activities specifically necessary for moving your services and products from development to the production stage. In the process, you will see that there are various bottlenecks, constraints and of course, wait queues. However, by examining your applications value streams you will be able to understand on which activities your teams need to focus and what activities should and need to be improved.

As soon as you identify areas in which your delivery process is not so efficient, you will see what activities need to be improved since it is a great opportunity to make changes within your company or organization, which will most certainly provide better quality services and products. However, in order to achieve this, you have to accept changes and be willing to experiment. It should be noted that short-term failure is commonly accepted since you are learning from it as well as improving.

You may hear that companies and organizations equate DevOps approach with automation. Well, already stated is true strictly speaking since automation can easily help in order to accelerate various manual processes. On the other hand, DevOps is mainly about communication and collaboration. In other words, you have to embrace firm collaborative practices and communication among everyone including testing teams, software development teams, delivery teams and other.

Kubernetes will be effective if you use DevOps. Programming will take less errors and mistakes. This is so much useful. As a matter of fact we use this book as a guide to our business and well, this is so much effective. I hope more developers will study this book as their reference.

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An overall good & comprehensive course!

I have been receiving Devops Weekly newsletter recommended by a creator of course for 10 years and was always admired of their awareness of cutting-edge technologies. I've recognized some similar practices which used in the past and will be happy to apply new approaches to my future projects.

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How to save cost with DevOps

Great overview and good examples. If you are interested in learning more about DevOps this audio book is recommended. This audio book let us help to understand what the benefits of DevOps are and how to integrate security with DevOps.

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At a good pace.

I thought this course was concise and went at a good pace. A little tedious with all the command line stuff but it's the nature of the lesson. Automation for maximizing efficiency is the part is pretty good.

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Amazing - my eyes are now open

Good, short overview of basic DevOps framework. Rare are books that get to the point and this is an example. DevOps movement is greatly changing the overall IT environment and it incorporates into various areas including the database. It should be noted that some areas, like major areas affected by DevOps, have not been part of some traditional development models. There is a new research recently carried out which shows how great impact of DevOps is of the overall IT world. A global study, which included around thousand companies and organizations, surveyed IT professionals using SQL Server. These IT professionals are ranging from IT directors and managers to C-level executives and administrators. The study shows that half of them employed more than five hundred people. The message was clear. DevOps movement, in fact, is becoming a norm as well as mainstream. More and more people clearly see that the database is central to the software development process. IT services, as well as retail, are potentially reflecting the overall competition in the market since they are leading their ways. Over fifty percent of companies and organizations are already using DevOps techniques like major healthcare and finance companies. DevOps also greatly affects manufacturing, government, education as well as large nonprofit organizations. Therefore, it is not surprising that you are thinking about adopting DevOps practices and incorporating them into your own business since major companies have already done that with great success.

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Integrate security portion explained

Good audio book. I got a better understanding of a DevOps ecosystem and how best it can help myself and my developers (projects and ops) in coordinating to ensure better product deliveries.

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The true root of DevOps

Technical benefits of DevOps include efficient and continuous software delivery, quicker resolution of various problems and less complexity that has to be managed. Cultural benefits of DevOps include more productive and happier organization teams. Since teams are happier, there is also higher employee engagement in various tasks. Greater professional opportunities are also one of the cultural benefits.

DevOps, in fact, is the blending of various tasks, which are performed by company’s application development as well as system operations teams. This term may be used in a different way but the meaning remains the same. In broad meaning, it is an operational philosophy, which promotes greater communication between various development systems, and operations since a greater number of elements become programmable. If we put it in another most narrow interpretation, we can say that DevOps, in fact, describes the part of a company’s tech team or IT team which maintains and creates company’s infrastructure. This term also can be used in order to describe a culture, which strategically looks at software delivery chain.
DevOps, in fact, helps a company or an organization to deploy their software more frequently and at the same time, it helps them to maintain their service stability. In this case gaining the speed is fundamental step towards better as well as more often innovations. In other words, everyone is able to provide and deliver the best results for their customers.


DevOps also has many business benefits such as faster delivery of different features, greater stability of operating environment, improved collaboration and communication and greater amount of time to innovate rather than maintain and fix. Therefore, DevOps practices provide two hundred times more frequent deploys, twenty-four times faster recovery time and three times lower change failure rates.

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Voice is clear & concise

Great course. Gives a good structured overview of DevOps methods, tools, cultural aspects etc. Good advice on further listening. Bahl does have a great attractive voice to make me feel actually.

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Deep dive into IT operations reality

DevOps term was introduced by Patrick Dubois in 2009. Patrick Dubois became DevOps chief proponent. As its name suggests, DevOps is simply operations and software development. These two disciplines were melded together in order to emphasize collaboration, communication, and cohesion between IT operations teams and separate developer teams. The traditional approach looks at these two disciplines as two separated disciplines, but DevOps combines them together as one. A few years ago, major critical thinking on various converging methodologies including dynamics, thinking and systems which are part of Agile Operations Management, LEAN, Theory of Constraints and IT Service management started bubbling up in talks, various worldwide debates and the subjects were a major topic at various conferences. These conversations, in fact, are the main philosophy behind the DevOps tools and DevOps movement. It touches all the key areas of DevOps and its practicality in the area of continuous integration, development and deployment. DevOps approach also provides automated monitoring as a breeding ground for all new ways of improving your overall business process. It, in fact, enables you to identify as well as to mitigate risks at the stage where they are still controllable. When you mitigate and foresee risks, you are able to take better and wiser business decisions. It should be noted that each major risk not handled or avoided in some timely manner means saving additional operational costs that have occurred due to various interrupted operations. When it comes to the major DevOps advantages, I have to mention the timely discovery of defects and early testing. These allow team members to start testing in the early stage of software development to find defects as well as to fix them at the time when the cost of those fixes is very low. Automated testing allows that continuous testing to be a greater part of the DevOps practices like there is a direct feedback system scilicet able to catch the faults as well as to encourage innovations for further process improvements. This, in fact, brings down your overall cost.

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  • Hazel Johnson
  • 08-11-19

Kick start on Dev Ops.

Good introduction to the topic by a very engaging and motivated teacher. Even as someone who already knew the basics of DevOps this course helped me grasp the finer details as well as get a better understanding of the big thoughts. This course is definately more about the theory of DevOps and not so much about concrete tools (although there are examples) but that's what I love about it. There is plenty of material about how to use all these tools, this course teaches your what to do with them and why you should care

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  • Bobby
  • 08-11-19

Observation:

Very nice narration, easy to follow and the method of teaching by correlating theories and concept to build a student foundation and clear understanding about the subject. Takeaway: Providing two-book bundle Manuscripts - DevOps Handbook and DevOps Adoption and summary that will uplift your knowledge and give you more confidence of how things work in a DevOps environment. Thanks Christopher keep it up! PS: If you press some combination from the keyboard regarding shortcuts and power keys please provide us a note on how to do it, specially those people which is not yet MAC oriented users.

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  • Derek
  • 04-27-20

Dev Ops Simplified

Great short but powerful read on DevOps implementation strategies Insightful read for organizations looking to implement devops and change their culture.

The DevOps approach greatly differs from traditional approach since it seeks ways to meld deployment and application development into a process, which would be more streamlined. This process would also align quality assurance, development, and operations team overall efforts. This approach also is able to shift some operational team’s efforts and responsibilities back to the team for development. This comes very usefully since it helps to facilitate continuous integration, continuous development, continuous monitoring processes and continuous delivery. There is a great necessity for tearing down great silos between operations and development. There is a great need to release codes faster as well as more often to help companies and organizations respond in a manner that is agiler to continuous and constantly changing business requirements. Drivers used for breaking these silos include greater usage various advances in software infrastructure containers, automation, cloud computing, micro services and other.

I highly recommend this book for any one looking to improve their teams' ability to coherently problem solve.

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  • Nicole Dunigan
  • 04-28-20

Devops is about operations

I got this book at DevOpsTalks conference in Melbourne. An excellent book about DevOps, it touches multiple areas of Modern DevOps worl. You should choose a reliable automation tool which can be easily implemented with already existing platforms like Microsoft, GitHub, AWS, Puppet, Selenium, New Relic, Jenkins, Chef, Sense and other. Organizations, which have adopted DevOps automation, in fact, have strong as well as a great positive impact on the industry. Adopting right DevOps practices helps organizations and companies to move towards better productivity and greater efficiency. Continuous delivery practices and lean management, in fact, have greatly contributed to stability and throughput. If you use right automation tools you can benefit from reduced cycles, higher quality of output, faster feedback loops and lower your overall costs of development. DevOps automation, in fact, leads to better quality of code, more frequent deploys and better testing. It also creates a certain culture of continuous improvement. IT organizations which have already adopted DevOps practices have thirty times more frequently deploys with two hundred times shorter lead times. These organizations also have sixty times fewer failures and they recover hundred sixty-eight times faster.

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  • Odette Felix
  • 08-11-19

Embarking on the devOps path

This was a great place to start if you are embarking on the devOps path. Starts at the basics and concepts then applies real world practical scenarios. I particularly enjoyed following the one lightweight sample app from beginning to end instead of having separate unrelated examples. This really helps me connect the dots. Some parts were a little rough when it came to the fine details I feel like some assumptions were made that I'm already familiar with certain parts (with making your own custom/internal repositories for example) and we just went through the steps. I feel like an initial breakdown prior to running through the steps would be very helpful.

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  • Mary Stirling
  • 04-29-20

The definitive guide to DevOps

The topic has brought many companies and organizations together, and major software development companies look forward to incorporating DevOps techniques into their businesses. Strictly speaking, people are not surprised since separated teams within a company or organization, in fact, form broken lines of communication as well as no proper collaboration. Collaboration and communication are greatly required or even mandatory especially in the IT industry. It's more than tooling! It's people, process, culture, and a mindset that makes for a successful DevOps team and/or organization. The automation of DevOps is crucial for organizations to move in a direction towards success. More and more companies and organization have decided to move towards the path of DevOps adoption. This is not surprising if you look at various DevOps benefits. The way of doing various business is changing. Therefore, the way of managing IT operations and IT development have to change as well, and adopting DevOps is the right way to go and start making fundamental changes. This book is filled with more concepts and stories to challenge thinking and should inspire many about ways to evolve their organizations. This book is step by step guide into the world of DevOps. Before we get into the subject much deeper, we will briefly discuss what DevOps is and how we can use it in a great variety of practices. DevOps is a certain combination that includes tools, some cultural philosophies, and practices. These combinations are used in order to increase a company’s as well as organization’s ability to deliver specific services and applications at high velocity. In fact, DevOps makes possible for companies to evolve and improve their products at much faster pace than those organizations and companies which use traditional infrastructure management and traditional software development. This greater speed enables these organizations to better serve and compete more effectively in the overall market. If you follow DeOps approach and its methods, you will be able to cover your bases and you will shortly see great influence of DevOps on your business. You have to remember that DevOps is a great journey, but a journey that never ends. There are always new ways in order to improve what you do and what your team does. However, if you never get started, you definitely will not reach your goals, so there is no better time to start than now.

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  • Betty Carrow
  • 09-29-19

Set me up for success.

This is doing a very good job of staying current. He does a fine job with relating the lectures to the quality narration skills, and letting you figure out your own choices.
Update: I hadn't expected to be introduced to Scala and Play, but that is great too. Plus Kubernetes, etcd, consul, and more; this has really set me up for success.

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  • Mark
  • 09-29-19

DevOps within your organization

Good material and instructor! the material covers most of the DevOps concepts, like Explore the role of DevOps in IT operations and information security, Learn how to integrate security with DevOps, How to integrate applications while reducing risk and in some areas the instructor will dive deep to provide some advanced concepts which is really cool. if you're starting or planning to start with DevOps then this course is for you.

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  • Bennett
  • 08-11-19

Seems that Narrator knows his onions

Very easy to comprehend the english accent, very good quality of examples and references. I have only one complaint and it's about the Length used on each topic, they could be more detail. Sometimes it's seems he is beating around the bush on some topics, but nothing that can cause problems on the overall course.

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  • Jessica Farr
  • 08-11-19

My third course from Christopher

Great introduction to the world of DevOps. This is my third course from Christopher. I used three of his courses to build a one-click deployment of a data pipeline. Next one is "Continuous Delivery: A Brief Overview"! Keep up the great work Christopher!

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