About the Book
The phrase “digital transformation” is stupid, but like all stupid tech trend phrases it actually means something precise and useful: creating better software. DevOps and agile are equally maligned yet useful. Coté has covered this topic for many years and has tried to describe each using common practices, pit-falls, and anecdotes, such as: the role of developers and managers in DevOps, small batch release cycles, dealing with finance, and burnout. The book also includes coverage of vendor sports, a select history of the software industry, and tactics for surviving the head-banging-on-a-brick wall life of working at a large organization. Since these topics are really boring, Coté writes in a darkly humorous, irreverent style that at least leaves you entertained by the end of each piece – so people tell him.
Forewarded, graciously, by John Willis.
- Chapter 02 - Digital Transformation: WTF?
- Digital transformation?! Your boss’s PowerPoint New Year resolution, deconstructed
- You may not be a software company, but that isn’t an excuse to lame-out at computering
- Chapter 02 - All the New Meatware
- From dancing bears to blameless post-mortems - My History of DevOps
- You, yes you: DevOps’ people problem
- The Slow Ascension of Agile
- Software devs’ new mantra: Zen dogs dream of small-sized bones
- So you’re ‘agile’, huh? I do not think it means what you think it means
- Pair programming: Oooo, oooo, that smell…
- Why largile’s for management crybabies
- “Do the DevOps?” No thanks! Not until a ‘blameless post-mortem’ really is one
- DevOps isn’t just about the new: It’s about cleaning up the old, too
- Change review boards are probably a no-op, at best
- The developers vs enterprise architects showdown
- How many “modes” does this thing need?
- Victory! The smell of skunkworks in your office in the morning
- ROI Smoke Bombs and Diversions
- Go DevOps before your bosses force you to. It’ll be easier that way
- You can’t find tech staff – wah, wah, wah.
- Removing grumps from the DevOps punchbowl
- How to avoid getting hoodwinked by a DevOps hustler
- Barriers to DevOps in government
- Addressing the DevOps compliance problem
- Great, we’re going to get DevOps-ed. So, 15 years of planning processes – for the bin?
- The many-faced god of operational excellence, DevOps and now ‘site reliability engineering’
- A print button? Mmkay. Let’s explore WHY you need me to add that
- The best outsourcers fire themselves
- Chapter 3 - Vendors-Sports
- Will the blighters pay this time? Betting big on developers
- Uncork a bottle of vintage open-source FUD
- Pizza, roaches, and Java
- O HAIOps! Can AI deliver BSM dreams, or just more BS?
- So you want to become a software company? 7 tips to not screw it up.
- Eventually, to do a developer strategy your execs have to take a leap of faith
- A Note on This Text
- Change Log
- About the Author
The Leanpub 60-day 100% Happiness Guarantee
Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.
See full terms
80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.
We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.
(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)
In fact, authors have earnedover $12 million USDwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.
Learn more about writing on Leanpub
Free Updates. DRM Free.
If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).
Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.
Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.