books on technology
AI, Microservices, Node and more
AI as a Service
by Peter Elger and Eoin Shanaghy
AI as a Service examines two growing and increasingly important technologies; serverless computing and artificial intelligence from a developers perspective to provide a practical, hands on guide.
All of the major cloud vendors are engaged in an 'arms race' to provide relevant AI services such as Image recognition, Speech to text, text to speech, Chat bots, Language translation, Natural language processing etc. This list will only expand over time!
The good news is that you do not need to be an AI or machine learning expert to use these offerings. This book will guide you in applying these services in your day to day work as a developer.
Node Cookbook 3rd Edition
by Peter Elger et al.
Actionable solutions for the full spectrum of Node.js 8 development including over 60 high-quality recipes covering debugging, security, performance, microservices, web frameworks, databases, deployment and more; rewritten for Node.js 8, Node.js 6, and Node.js 4
The Tao of Microservices
by Richard Rodger
The Tao of Microservices guides you on the path to understanding how to apply microservice architectures to your own real-world projects. This high-level book offers a conceptual view of microservice design, along with core concepts and their application.
The Phoenix Project
by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford
The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security In Technology Organisations
by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis
Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.
Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, And Development Automation
by Jez Humble, and David Farley
Whether you’re a developer, systems administrator, tester, or manager, this book will help your
organization move from idea to release faster than ever—so you can deliver value to your business rapidly and reliably.
Big Data: Principles and Best Practices of Scalable Real-Time Data Systems
by Nathan Marz, and James Warren
Big Data teaches you to build big data systems using an architecture that takes advantage of clustered hardware along with new tools designed specifically to capture and analyze web-scale data. It describes a scalable, easy-to-understand approach to big data systems that can be built and run by a small team. Following a realistic example, this book guides readers through the theory of big data systems, how to implement them in practice, and how to deploy and operate them once they're built.
by Ian Ayres
An international sensation—and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere—this Wall Street Journal and New York Times business bestseller examines the “power” in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed—even survive—in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.
books on culture
New ways of looking at how you build your company.
by Brian J Robertson
In Holacracy, pioneer Brian Robertson explains how to adopt this system across your organisation -- and what you can do within your department or for yourself -- and how to overcome any obstacles along the way.
by Frederic Laloux
In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness in the past, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organizations, each time bringing extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a radically more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals?
The Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
by Seth Godin
This cult book on innovation from marketing guru and bestselling author Seth Godin, has a simple message. Be remarkable. Purple Cow argues that the only way to cut the hyper-clutter of products and advertising today is to innovate something new, unique and remarkable – like a purple cow.