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Second edition published

posted 4 Jan 2015, 06:07 by Paul Swartout   [ updated 26 Aug 2016, 16:19 ]
After what turned out to be months of work, I'm pleased to announce that the second edition of my book is now out in the wild - http://bit.ly/1CfZ2SI. It's available directly from the publisher as well as all good book sellers (Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, etc). There's even a free sample chapter available so you can try before you buy.

This labour of love has been updated to reflect the vast amount of change that has taken place within the CD and DevOps space over the past couple of years since the first edition was published. In addition I've tried to bring into play some of my experiences with applying CD and DevOps principles and approaches to mobile app development and the enterprise "cloud" as well as some additional learnings from working with others in the field.

If I'm entirely honest and open (one of the major themes throughout the book) I would say that I've actually rewritten or updated a large percentage of the original text. I have retained the original concepts, ideas and approaches but tried to make it much easier to read, understand and digest. Here's what to expect from the new edition:
  • Greater emphasis and page count has been given over to the human aspects of CD and DevOps adoption focusing on culture, behaviours, environment, dialogue and people
  • Three personas (Stan the manager, Oscar the ops guys and Devina the developer) have been introduced to help you understand how CD and DevOps can be seen from different perspectives and the impact CD and DevOps has on the different IT functions
  • All graphics and images have been updated to make them easier to understand and relate to - now with the added value of comic strips (you'll have to buy the book or download the free chapter to see what that's all about)
  • New ideas and observations relating to applying CD and DevOps principles and approaches outside of the traditional web-server based product delivery projects and processes - something that I feel will be the next evolutionary step for CD and DevOps
  • The various tools and technical approaches used for CD and DevOps adoption have been updated to reflect recent advancements in these areas - especially "cloud" based solutions
  • More focus and page count has been applied to monitoring and measuring - something that has become more important to CD and DevOps adoption
  • How the principles applied to CD and DevOps adoption can be also applied to other business areas and functions
  • Many common sense tips and tricks that can and will help you successfully adopt CD and DevOps
If you have already read the 1st edition,  this updated revision will give you additional and up to date insight and help with your CD and DevOps adoption / preparation. If you're a new reader then welcome, I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I hope you do buy and enjoy this book. Just like any author I have put many hours, lots of effort and a big chunk of my life into creating this for you. All I ask in return is that you spend some of your equally valuable time adding a reader review to the likes of http://www.amazon.com and http://www.goodreads.com as these reviews are what can make (or break) any book.

Thank you