As DevOps continues to mature, various definitions and opinions emerge. Organizations adopting DevOps culture are looking into experts, customers, and vendors to help them achieve DevOps.
There are many blogs and articles which would help you to get a good insight on DevOps.
Also, the experience shared by the current practitioners will help you identify your organization’s current stand on DevOps. For this, we have a list of top books, blogs, and resources that will definitely help you on your DevOps journey.
If you are trying to become a DevOps engineer or want to keep up with current DevOps trends, this blog is for you.
List of Best DevOps Books
This list has books covering the DevOps cultural aspects to few key tools based books that are popular in DevOps domain.
Following is the list of popular books in the DevOps category for Leaders & Managers & Engineers
The Phoenix Project
A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
The DevOps Handbook
How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))
The Docker Book
Containerization is the new virtualization
Kubernetes up and running [Free eBook]
Dive into the Future of Infrastructure
The Terraform Book
Introductory book about managing infrastructure with HashiCorp's Terraform tool.
Ansible for DevOps
Server and configuration management for humans
I know what you are thinking now. “There are other books that can be added to the list.”
I agree; there are other good books related to Ansible, Jenkins, etc., that can be added to the list. I want to keep the list minimal with some important ones. I don’t mind adding a few more if you really think it is required in this list 🙂
List of Best DevOps Blogs
Following is the list of top DevOps blogs to get more insights into key DevOps trends.
1. Dzone DevOps
The Dzone DevOps category contains great articles and blog posts from various industry experts and blogs. In this section, you can find theoretical to practical implementations of tools and practices from different industry verticals. Moreover, new articles and blog posts are added every day to keep you updated with the industry trends.
Devops.com is strictly about DevOps. It publishes news on strategies, insights, best practices, case studies, events, and much more, which would interest every DevOps enthusiast. Also, it is more focused on the enterprise and business side of DevOps.
Another interesting place to discuss and know more about DevOps. Here you can ask questions and answer other people’s queries.
You can find a ton of articles from medium publications related to DevOps. Most of the articles are from the DevOps community and organizations working on DevOps methodologies.
The DevOps page in Reddit lists news and happenings in the DevOps domain. It also lists pure tech tutorials on DevOps tools for dev’s and ops persons to follow DevOps culture.
Best DevOps Groups on Social Media
Here is the list of social media DevOps groups where you get well moderated curated DevOps content.
There are a plethora of online resources available for understanding DevOps and its related technologies. However, if you want guided coaching, you can prefer any one of the following options.
Udemy DevOps Courses
You could get up to 95% discount on Udemy courses
Pluralsight DevOps Courses
Check the pluralsight discount page for current offers
Coursera DevOps Courses
EDX DevOps Courses
Educative DevOps Courses
Up to 40% Discount
Udacity DevOps Nanodegree
Check udacity Discount page to get up to 75% discount on Nanodegrees
Curated DevOps Content
Following is the list of curated content to learn from top organizations. This is very helpful when you really want to know how big organizations set up their DevOps practice, SRE, Cloud infrastructure, automation, CI/CD, testing, etc.
How They SRE
A curated collection of publicly available resources on how technology and tech-savvy organizations around the world practice Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
How They Test
A curated collection of publicly available resources on how software companies around the world test their software systems and build their quality culture.
How They DevOps
A curated collection of publicly available resources on how companies around the world practice DevOps
How They AWS
A curated collection of publicly available resources on how technology and tech-savvy organizations around the world use Amazon Web Services (AWS).
A Curated List of Kubernetes Tools
If you are an avid podcast listener, here is the list you should have a look at.
By following influencers you can keep yourself updated with the latest technology trends. Here are the list of DevOps influencers you can follow.
DevOps Tools List
A blog post published by Skillslane contains the tools and technologies that could be used for your DevOps toolchain. Check it out here. The
Checkout this DevOps Periodic Table to understand more about the DevOps tools landscape.
DevOpsCube Blog Tutorials
In DevOpsCube, we have many interesting articles on
Check out our Start Here page if you a new to DevOps
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White Papers & Reference Architectures
Reference architectures provide tons of information on standards and guidelines on using different cloud services. You can also learn how other organizations use cloud services for their use cases. Here are some resources you can start with.
Good Engineering Blogs
It’s very interesting to know about how big organizations architect their highly scalable applications.
You can read Engineering Blogs of big organizations to gain some insights on how they design systems and overcome several scalability and performance issues with open source tooling and their customized in-house tooling.
Plus these guys have created some awesome open-source projects that are worth looking at. Also, these blogs are not dedicated to DevOps, however, you will find a ton of useful information related to infrastructure and other development practices.
Here are my favorite engineering blogs.
- Netflix Engineering Blog
- Twitter Engineering Blog
- Capital One Tech
- Facebook Engineering
- Stackoverflow Engineering Blog
- Uber Engineering Blog
- Walmart Engineering Blog
- Linkedin Engineering Blog
Dedicated DevOps Forum
A dedicated forum for DevOps discussions and Q/A.
Use Blog Syndication Tools
It is not easy to bookmark all the devops blogs and resources and check for content updates.
I hear you!
Use services like feedly.com to syndicate all your favorite blogs in one place. You can categorize the feeds as per your needs. I use Feedly personally for my reading.
The list ends here. I hope these resources help you out with understanding DevOps, evolving methodologies, and tools around it.
I’d like to hear from you.
Which Devops blog or resource in the list do you like the most?
Are you going to try any book?
Or maybe you read from blogs!
Either way, let me know by leaving a quick comment below.