Books Q1-2018

Hello, Startup

https://www.amazon.com/Hello-Startup-Programmers-Building-Technologies/dp/1491909900/
Three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. It’s a pretty general-purpose primer that can be understood equally from junior developer all the way to senior management. The first part is light but serves as a good intro to startups, product design, and distribution/marketing. The middle technical section is a nice high-level summary of various technologies. The last part is about team culture, interviews, and learning. Throughout the book there are lots of good anecdotal practices from companies such as LinkedIn, Google, GitHub, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy. Even if you aren’t starting up a new company, some of the advice presented in this book can be used for building new teams and new ventures within an existing organization.

The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliability-Organizations/dp/1942788002
This isn’t a book about technical recipes or tools (which quickly age); instead, it’s focused on management, organization, team practices, release strategy, etc. Audience seems to be senior dev or management. Could come across as dry for a typical developer, but it covers a lot of the things I’ve discussed with development and operations management teams.