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The DevOps Handbook

Author: Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, Jez Humble, Ron Butler, John Willis


Understanding the flow of value streams in a software organization is a difficult challenge and this book lays out promptly how to implement DevOps into your overall work culture. It discusses how to navigate an organization and plan a way for the team to be as productive as possible.

Uncanny Valley

Author: Anna Wiener


This book felt like a coming of age story of someone who's main lesson learned is that you can't find your life's meaning in work. The settings and circumstances surrounding that story are very eye opening. I realized how much of a bubble Silicon Valley is and how arrogant "techies" can be when it comes to "solving the problems of the world." It's definitely worth a read.

An Elegant Puzzle

Author: Will Larson


Learning to organize work for a growing engineering team is exceptionally challenging. Even though it reads like a series of blog posts, the book brings a very eye opening perspective to organizing work for developers. There are several practices noted throughout the book that I'll have to go back and reference as my own role grows

Can't Hurt Me

Author: David Goggins


This book will stay one of my favorites for a long time. I definitely recommend listening to the AudioBook as it contains some extras in between each chapter and major sections of the book. I am definitely of the mind everyone should read it.