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Designing Distributed Systems [Book]
Author Brendan Burns—Director of Engineering at Microsoft Azure—demonstrates how you can adapt existing software design patterns for designing and building reliable distributed applications. Systems engineers and application developers will learn how these long-established patterns provide a common language and framework for dramatically increasing the quality of your system.
books  toread 
july 2019 by davewongillies
Designing Data-Intensive Applications (DDIA) — an O’Reilly book by Martin Kleppmann (The Wild Boar Book)
As software engineers, we need to build applications that are reliable, scalable and maintainable in the long run. We need to understand the range of available tools and their trade-offs. For that, we have to dig deeper than buzzwords.

This book will help you navigate the diverse and fast-changing landscape of technologies for storing and processing data. We compare a broad variety of tools and approaches, so that you can see the strengths and weaknesses of each, and decide what’s best for your application.
book  books  data  database  oreilly  toread 
august 2017 by davewongillies
The Docker Book
docker  containers  linux  books  ebooks  shopping 
may 2015 by davewongillies
The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Fire in the Valley
In the 1970s, while their contemporaries were protesting the computer as a tool of dehumanization and oppression, a motley collection of college dropouts, hippies, and electronics fanatics were engaged in something much more subversive. Obsessed with the idea of getting computer power into their own hands, they launched from their garages a hobbyist movement that grew into an industry, and ultimately a social and technological revolution. What they did was invent the personal computer: not just a new device, but a watershed in the relationship between man and machine. This is their story.
books  history  siliconvalley  technology  wishlist  shopping 
may 2015 by davewongillies
Monitoring with Graphite - O'Reilly Media
RT : The Early Release ebook of the Graphite book is officially available. Stuff your stockings.
monitoringlove  monitoring  books  graphite  shopping  ebooks 
december 2014 by davewongillies
A virtual bookclub for people interested in tech ops
reading  books  operations  ops  devops 
may 2014 by davewongillies
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility": Nassim Nicholas Taleb: 9780812973815: Books
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
books  shopping  wishlist  toread 
april 2014 by davewongillies
Goodreads | DevOps Reading List (55 books)
Books with particular value to folks interested in DevOps, Agile, Lean Startups, etc. Inspired by, Johns Allspaw and Willis, and more.
lean  books  devops  startups  agile  operations  toread  ebooks 
october 2013 by davewongillies
Git - Book
The entire Pro Git book, written by Scott Chacon and published by Apress, is available here. All content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 license. Print versions of the book are available on
books  git  reference  ebook 
october 2013 by davewongillies
Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
Think Python is an introduction to Python programming for beginners. It starts with basic concepts of programming, and is carefully designed to define all terms when they are first used and to develop each new concept in a logical progression. Larger pieces, like recursion and object-oriented programming are divided into a sequence of smaller steps and introduced over the course of several chapters.
python  progamming  learning  books  ebooks 
august 2012 by davewongillies
Manning: RabbitMQ in Action
RabbitMQ in Action is a fast-paced run through building and managing scalable applications using the RabbitMQ messaging server. It starts by explaining how message queuing works, its history, and how RabbitMQ fits in. Then it shows you real-world examples you can apply to your own scalability and interoperability challenges.
books  ebooks  toread  rabbitmq  messaging  erlang  shopping 
may 2012 by davewongillies
Manning: ActiveMQ in Action
The Apache ActiveMQ message broker is an open source implementation of the Java Message Service spec. It makes for a reliable hub in any message-oriented enterprise application and integrates beautifully with Java EE containers, ESBs, and other JMS providers.
books  ebooks  toread  activemq  messaging  jms  stomp  mq  java  shopping 
may 2012 by davewongillies
The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Practical Vim
Vim is a fast and efficient text editor that will make you a faster and more efficient developer. It’s available on almost every OS—if you master the techniques in this book, you’ll never need another text editor. In 120 Vim recipes, you’ll quickly learn the editor’s core functionality and tackle your trickiest editing and writing tasks.
books  ebooks  shopping  vim  toread 
may 2012 by davewongillies
The Pragmatic Bookshelf | tmux
if you're still a screen user, you need this tmux ebook:
books  ebooks  toread  tmux  shopping 
march 2012 by davewongillies
The Hacker Shelf
Community-curated collection of free books for the intellectually curious.
books  ebooks  technology  programming  toread  free 
february 2012 by davewongillies
Founders at Work - Home
Founders at Work is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.
books  ebooks  technology  startup 
november 2011 by davewongillies HTML for Babies (Web Design for Babies, Volume 1) (9780615487663): John C. Vanden-Heuvel Sr.: Books
It's never too early to be standards compliant! Show your little ones HTML markup code along with letter forms to get them started on the visual patterns and symbols that make up the essential building blocks of the Web. The first in a three-volume set, originally designed by a NYC Web Designer for his baby, this beautiful book is a fun and colorful introduction to the world of web design for babies.
books  html  funny  children  shopping  gifts 
october 2011 by davewongillies
ieure/sicp - GitHub
This is the seminal Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Second Edition (SICP), converted to ePub format.
books  ebooks  programming  sicp  epub 
september 2011 by davewongillies
A comprehensive survey that has become the standard in the field, covering (1) data communications, including transmission, media, signal encoding, link control, and multiplexing; (2) communication networks, including circuit- and packet-switched, frame relay, ATM, and LANs; (3) the TCP/IP protocol suite, including IPv6, TCP, MIME, and HTTP, as well as a detailed treatment of network security.
study  cpt250  networking  books 
august 2011 by davewongillies
Deploying OpenStack - O'Reilly Media
OpenStack was created with the audacious goal of being the ubiquitous software choice for building public and private cloud infrastructures. In just over a year, it's become the most talked about project in open source. This concise book introduces OpenStack's general design and primary software components in detail, and shows you how to start using it to build cloud infrastructures. You'll learn how to obtain and deploy OpenStack software in a few controlled scenarios.
openstack  oreilly  books  shopping  cloud  toread 
august 2011 by davewongillies
Learn Python The Hard Way | A Beginner Programming Book
LPTHW emphasizes precision, attention to detail, and persistence by requiring you to type each exercise (no copy-paste!) and make it run, as well as to read up on outside topics and to return to exercises and ideas that you don't understand, and understand them.
programming  python  books  ebook 
july 2011 by davewongillies
Managing Infrastructure with Puppet - O'Reilly Media
Automate your Linux system with Puppet, the popular configuration management framework. Through code samples and real-world examples, this concise introduction shows you how to use Puppet tools and templates to organize and execute configuration plans on your Linux servers. Learn how to manage pools of servers and virtual instances, and discover how Puppet helps you administer access control on Linux servers. Ideal for Linux systems administrators familiar with Ruby language basics.
puppet  books 
july 2011 by davewongillies
Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols - O'Reilly Media
Take an in-depth tour of core Internet protocols and learn how they work together to move data packets from origin to destination. With this concise book, you’ll delve into each protocol in detail, including operation basics and security risks. Each chapter includes a set of review questions, as well as practical, hands-on lab exercises.
networking  internet  books 
june 2011 by davewongillies
The Architecture of Open Source Applications
Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well—usually programs they wrote themselves—and never study the great programs of history. As a result, they repeat one another's mistakes rather than building on one another's successes.<br />
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This book's goal is to change that. In it, the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answering these questions, the contributors to this book provide unique insights into how they think.
books  programming  opensource  architecture  development  software  design 
june 2011 by davewongillies
The Puppet Cookbook | Bitfield Consulting
The Puppet Cookbook takes you beyond the basics to explore the full power of Puppet, showing you in detail how to tackle a variety of real-world problems and applications. At every step it shows you exactly what commands you need to type, and includes full code samples for every recipe.
puppet  books 
may 2011 by davewongillies
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ebooks  books  free 
may 2011 by davewongillies
In The Plex eBook by Steven Levy - Simon & Schuster
Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes readers inside Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to show how Google works.
books  google  wishlist  shopping 
april 2011 by davewongillies
APRESS.COM : Pro DNS and BIND 10 : 9781430230489
Pro DNS and BIND 10 guides you through the challenging array of features surrounding DNS with a special focus on the latest release of BIND, the world’s most popular DNS implementation. This book unravels the mysteries of DNS, offering insight into origins, evolution, and key concepts like domain names and zone files. This book focuses on running DNS systems based on BIND 10, the first stable release that includes support for the latest DNSSEC (DNSSEC.bis) standards.
books  dns 
march 2011 by davewongillies
Wiley::Dear Hacker: Letters to the Editor of 2600
For 25 years, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has given voice to the hacker community in all its manifestations. This collection of letters to the magazine reveals the thoughts and viewpoints of hackers, both white and black hat, as well as hacker wannabes, technophiles, and people concerned about computer security. Insightful and entertaining, the exchanges illustrate 2600's vast readership, from teenage rebels, anarchists, and survivalists to law enforcement, consumer advocates, and worried parents.
2600  hackers  books  wishlist  toread 
january 2011 by davewongillies
DLH's Commodore Archive - Main Page
A seriously awesome motherlode of scans related books, magazines, manuals, etc
#commodore  commodore  amiga  c64  books  retrocomputing  pdf  magazines  awesome 
december 2010 by davewongillies
OR Books — Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for Digital Age, by Douglas Rushkoff
In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.
ebooks  internet  culture  books 
october 2010 by davewongillies
Web Operations - O'Reilly Media
Learn how to build and maintain high-traffic websites with Web Operations. Featuring essays from today's top web operations engineers, this insightful book shows you how to run your web operations as reliably and effectively as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo run theirs. Even if your site never gets that big, you'll profit from the experience and knowledge of the people who created sites for these and other industry giants.
books  shopping  devops  webops 
may 2010 by davewongillies
Small Stories | Books that small children might enjoy
I'm sick of bad children's fiction and I'm especially sick of the increasingly bland branded options for girls. So, here's a bunch of books that I've enjoyed reading to my children - and ones that we come back to time and time again.
blogs  books  children 
march 2010 by davewongillies
Ruby Best Practices - Book
Ruby Best Practices aims to help Ruby developers from a wide range of skill levels improve their fundamental understanding of the language via exposure to the common practices and idioms that many seasoned Rubyists take for granted. With a strong emphasis on exploring real codebases, and an understanding that beautiful solutions depend heavily on context, this book lays out a clear road map to Ruby mastery for those who wish to pursue it.
ruby  books 
march 2010 by davewongillies House Music... The Real Story eBook: Jesse Saunders, James Cummins: Kindle Store
For years, the world has viewed Chicago as the birthplace of House music, but the story of how House music came to be has become lost. People seem to think that there has never been any unity between the forefathers, damaging the seed of House music and its chances for world acclaim from the very beginning. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that it was the greed of the local record companies that ruined the chances of acclaim for the DJs, artists and producers that created the music, not the artists themselves. This was the poison that broke the bonds between the men who began House music and started the self-segregation that made each of the forefathers less supportive of one another. Such times have now come to an end.
music  books  shopping  chicago  house 
march 2010 by davewongillies
Fatal System Error by Joseph Menn :: Reader Store
This gripping espionage tale penetrates the network of international mobsters and hackers who use the Internet to extort money from businesses, steal from tens of millions of consumers, and attack government networks
shopping  books  internet 
march 2010 by davewongillies
Where Wizards Stay Up Late
"Where Wizards Stay Up Late" is the story of the small group of researchers and engineers whose invention, daring in its day, became the foundation for the Internet. With ARPA's backing the quest for a way to connect computers across the country began.
books  internet  history 
march 2010 by davewongillies
The China Study gives critical, life-saving nutritional information for every health-seeker in America. But, it is much more; Dr. Campbell’s exposé of the research and medical establishment makes this book a fascinating read and one that could change the future for all of us. Every health care provider and researcher in the world must read it.
food  books  health  diet  nutrition  vegan 
february 2010 by davewongillies
Processing - The MIT Press
A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists
books  programming  processing  arduino 
december 2009 by davewongillies
The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock « Darryl’s Library
This novella, whose publication dates back to the mid-1980s, is not only hard to find now, but was even then, given that it never graced the shelves of any bookstore. Instead, it would have been found in computer game shops. The Dark Wheel is a companion story to one of the greatest videogame experiences ever.
gaming  retrogaming  elite  scifi  books  reviews 
november 2009 by davewongillies
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