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Recommended Books

This is a repo that lists the books I got recommended since moving more into the operations / infrastrastructure world. It lists the titles that relate to Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Operations and Systems Thinking

If you have a suggestion for the list, then please send a PR, I would be happy to add it.

Continuous Delivery / RelEng

Continous Delivery
Release It
Build Quality In
Ship It
The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit: Automating the Continuous Deployment Pipeline with Containerized Microservices

System Architecture

Software Architecture for Developers
Building Microservices
Practice of Cloud System Administration, The: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2
Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in the Cloud

System administration

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook
Essential System Administration:Tools and Techniques for Linux and Unix Administration
Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems
DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices

DevOps / Culture / Leadership

The Phoenix Project
The DevOps Cookbook
The Goal
Fearless Change
Crucial Conversations
The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization
Out of the Crisis
Remote: Office Not Required
Start With Why
Leaders Eat Last
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition
Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results
Behind Closed Doors
Effective DevOps: Building a Culture of Collaboration, Affinity, and Tooling at Scale

Web Operations

Web Operations: Keeping the Data on Time
The Art of Capacity Planning: Scaling Web Resources
The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise

Systems Thinking

Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Failure Is Not An Option
The Field Guide To Understanding Human Error
Drift Into Failure
Just Culture: Balancing Safety and Accountability
The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization


Pro Nagios
The LogStash Book
The Docker Book
The Art of Monitoring


High Performance MySQL
Cassandra: The Definitive Guide


Implementing Lean Software Development
Running Lean
The Lean Mindset
Lean from the Trenches


Book Recommendations for the Infrastructure Engineer ;)



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