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YOW 2013 Netflix OSS Workshop Reading List

Attended a great workshop by Adrian Cockcroft and Ben Christensen. Here's a list of books recommended.

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Starred Review. Just before her death, scientist, farmer and leading environmentalist Meadows (1941-2001) completed an updated, 30th anniversary edition of her influential 1972 environmental call to action, Limits to Growth, as well as a draft of this book, in which she explains the methodology-systems analysis-she used in her ground-breaking work, and how it can be implemented for large-scale and individual problem solving.

The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

"A must-read for anyone wanting to transform their IT to enable the business to win. Told through an absorbing story that is impossible to put down, the authors teach the essential lessons in an accessible way. Every business leader and IT professional should read this book!" The REST API Design Handbook eBook: George Reese, Christian Reilly: Kindle Store

I work with web services of all stripes every day. My Dasein Cloud Java libraries talk to AWS, Rackspace, the HP Cloud, Terremark, Savvis, Joyent, Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack, vCloud, vSphere, Nimbula, EMC Atmos, Microsoft Azure, and even more. Some are SOAP-based, some are just random HTTP query-based, and some attempt to be RESTful. Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder eBook: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Kindle Store

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world. Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil.

Cloudonomics, + Website: The Business Value of Cloud Computing

"In his new book, Joe Weinman explores many of the areas being impacted by the cloud computing phenomenon, offering compelling value propositions. He spells out, extremely thoroughly, the business cases and cost justifications that go behind cloud computing efforts. He also provides 28 business areas where cloud does and doesn't make business and financial sense."

Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us

"Mr. Watts, a former sociology professor and physicist who is now a researcher for Yahoo, has written a fascinating book that ranges through psychology, economics, marketing and the science of social networks."- The Wall Street Journal"It's about time a sociologist wrote an amazing and accessible book for a non-specialist audience.

Drift into Failure

Sidney Dekker is Professor of Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University, Sweden and Director of Research at the Leonardo Da Vinci Center for Complexity and Systems Thinking. He gained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA and has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and England.

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signat...

"If you need to deploy software more frequently, this book is for you. Applying it will help you reduce risk, eliminate tedious work, and increase confidence. I'll be using the principles and practices here on all my current projects."