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This book uses child size fonts. The book feels weighty but it's highly padded. I feel it's padded for a simple reason. It's not that in-depth and much of what is stated is simple or rather obvious; or is far better explained with detail and context in Amazon and Microsoft White papers. I was recommended this book and I have and rate the lean series but this book is poor in my view. Too little depth, too fluffy and too expensive overall.
I’m a software and found this book was too high level, I guess I was expected something offering real practical advice and real world experience, especially having read the fantastic continuous delivery. This book is a summary of why things like automated testing and continuous integration are sound practices but this is already preaching to the converted.
It had some new pieces of advice and guidance for me, and I especially like how it brings all together the best and well established practices, but generally it didn’t offer me much, but maybe I’m not the intended audience? This would be a great book if you were a struggling CTO or someone stuck in the old ways of manual testing etc. If you run a failing IT company or department then by all means read this, but to the established folks already doing the right things then pick this up 2nd hand on the cheap.
It's a study of thousands of companies, the development practices they use and whether they succeed or not.
It's the closest thing I've seen to evidence that doing things the "right" way is a key contributor to business success. Teams that deploy more often have better success. Organizations that are safe to work in (where you can raise concerns without fear of being fired) have better success.
An easily digestible summary of the huge amount of research carried out by Forsgren et al. If you are involved in the leadership of software development teams this will arm you with the evidence that you need to understand how and where you can help them improve. Inspirational and convincing, while there may be nothing new here for those who are already on a devops journey, it is a compelling summary of why that journey is important.