Free Books that will Boost Your DevOps Game to the Next Level


In order to stay relevant in the constantly changing world of Cloud and DevOps you must acquire new insights. Therefore, you have to read as much as you can. This article is a compilation of the best books that can help in your learning path. Most importantly all the books from this list are available for free. 

If you are a leader, if you want to be one, you have to read. You cannot grow in your leadership without learning from others and that requires reading.

Margaret Fuller

Kubernetes Up & Running – Dive into the Future of Infrastructure

Description: Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open-source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help them achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.

Author: Brendon Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey Hightower

Download for Free: Kubernetes Up & Running – Dive into Future of Infrastructure


Automate The Boring Stuff with Python – Practical Programming For Total Beginners

Description: In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand – no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation.

Author: Al Sweigart

Read online: Automate The Boring Stuff with Python – Practical Programming For Total Beginners


Designing Distributed Systems – Patterns and Paradigms for Scalable, Reliable Services

Description: Distributed systems enable different areas of a business to build specific applications to support their needs and drive insight and innovation. While great for the business, this new normal can result in development inefficiencies when the same systems are reimplemented multiple times. This free e-book provides repeatable, generic patterns, and reusable components to make developing reliable systems easier and more efficient—so you can free your time to focus on core development of your app

Author: Brendan Burns

Download for Free: Designing Distributed Systems – Patterns and Paradigms for Scalable, Reliable Services


97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know – Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Description: If you create, manage, operate, or configure systems running in the cloud, you’re a cloud engineer–even if you work as a system administrator, software developer, data scientist, or site reliability engineer. With this book, professionals from around the world provide valuable insight into today’s cloud engineering role.

Author: Emily Freeman and Nathen Harvey

Download for Free: 97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know – Collective Wisdom from the Experts


Linux – Notes for Professionals

Description: This Linux® Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow. Text content is released under Creative Commons BY-SA, see credits at the end of this book whom contributed to the various chapters.

Download for Free: Linux – Notes for Professionals


Production Kubernetes – Building Successful Application Platforms

Description: While many organizations have an existing Kubernetes footprint, far fewer are using Kubernetes in production, and even less are operating at scale.  Building an application platform on top of Kubernetes requires more engineering effort from a platform perspective but takes advantage of Kubernetes extensibility, allowing you to create something that aligns with the needs of developers, infrastructure teams, and the business.

Author: Josh Rosso, Rich Lander, Alexander Brand, John Harris

Download for Free: Production Kubernetes – Building Successful Application Platforms


Git – Notes for Professionals

Description: This Git Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow
Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow.
Text content is released under Creative Commons BY-SA, see credits at the end
of this book whom contributed to the various chapters.

Download for Free: Git – Notes for Professionals


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Originally published Apr 23, 2022 5:54:19 PM (updated April 23 2022 )

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