Collection of DevOps Resources3 min read

I’ve been indexing some resources privately and it’s become apparent to me that it would be useful to be able to refer other people to the original sources that are informing me. This is by no means exhaustive, and I do intend to return to this entry periodically to update it.



  • Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation by Jez Humble gives software development teams a roadmap to the elusive “Easy Button” for releasing and deploying customer-facing software multiple times per day. Agile practitioners should see this as a logical and unassailable conclusion to “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.”
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Kevin Behr, Gene Kim, and George Spafford – It starts off a bit slow, just setting the stage for a complete project disaster. But it does pick up quickly and becomes a bit of a roller coaster ride. While it’s framed as a fictional book, I have heard from one of the people mentioned in the book’s acknowledgements that this is a true story with just enough massaging to change the identities of the guilty parties. This is being hailed by many as a modern day version of Goldratt’s “The Goal” and I find it to be a great story illustrating the transformative process that leads to a DevOps culture. Plan on reading it once as a story, and then a second time to more studiously understand The Three Ways.
  • What is DevOps by Mike Loukides
  • Theory of Constraints is an important underlying philosophy driving the DevOps movement. Wikipedia gives a good overview. See Goldratt’s “The Goal” for more.

Workplace Culture

Blogs / Articles


  • DevOps Cafe” – In this interview driven show, John Willis and Damon Edwards take a pragmatic look at the technology, tools, and business developments behind the emerging DevOps movement.
  • The Ship Show” – A twice-montly podcast covering the finer points of build engineering, devops, & release management, including discussions, interviews, reviews, and coverage of the important release engineering news & happenings of the day.



  • “DevOps is not about a technology; DevOps is about a business problem” – Damon Edwards

3 thoughts on “Collection of DevOps Resources3 min read

  1. Hi Magnus, Thanks for the list of links on DevOps. A lot of good stuff from Gene, Damon, Etsy and other great resources. I’ve been involved multiple times with companies trying to implement DevOps and they all seem to struggle over the same things. I’m currently working on a second post to Shades of DevOps and I’ll be covering some of the mistakes IT makes and my thoughts on how to work around them. I’ll definitely reference your post as a resources.


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