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Lean Enterprise

Lean Enterprise

Adopting Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Lean Startup at Scale

Eric's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 6, 2014 Eric Wright wrote:
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Python Pocket Reference

Python Pocket Reference

Eric's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 10, 2014 Eric Wright wrote: Perfect guide both new and existing Python devs
Because of the OpenStack work I’ve been doing, Python is a must-have skill. This book will get a lot of use without a doubt! Even in the VMware world, more and more Python is showing up in the dev and admin ecosystem, so this is a must have guide in my opinion. Full Review >

Deploying Openstack

Deploying Openstack

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On Feb 17, 2014 Eric Wright wrote: A great guide for deployment and understanding OpenStack concepts
The depth of technical information and the great guidance given in the book makes it a great guide for anyone from beginner to advanced. Full Review >

Designing for Behavior Change

Designing for Behavior Change

Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Eric's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 10, 2013 Eric Wright wrote: This book is immediately in my top 10 books of all time!
Every once in a while I happen upon a book that is an unstoppable read. This was one of those books. As a behavioral analysis nerd (as in I read stuff like DSM-IV for fun), and a massive fan of diving into psychology to understand how people use systems, this is a one-stop-shop for me. Full Review >

MySQL Troubleshooting

MySQL Troubleshooting

What To Do When Queries Don't Work

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On Nov 12, 2013 Eric Wright wrote: A must have guide for MySQL devs and admins
This book could easily be called "Everything you wanted to know about MySQL, but we're afraid to ask". I've seldom seen this much deeply documented troubleshooting and tips in one book. Kudos to O'Reilly and Sveta Smirnova on this book. It is now an invaluable member of my bookshelf and referenced often. The book is nicely divided up among topics stretching from general troubleshooting of MySQL command syntax, right through to deep technical guidance on solving performance and operational issues. Full Review >

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef

Bring Behavior-Driven Development to Infrastructure as Code

Eric's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 21, 2013 Eric Wright wrote: More chef is always appropriate. This is a great tool to get you started!
With all of the tools available for infrastructure automation, the next challenge is picking one to use and finding great resources to help you along the road of fully realizing the benefit. Look no further than Test-Drive Infrastructure with Chef by Stephen Nelson-Smith from O’Reilly Books because this is a phenomenal place to begin. For those who haven’t taken a look at Chef (www.opscode.com), I highly recommend that you get started. Whether running as a standalone implementation using chef-solo, or the full infrastructure (chef open source or chef hosted), there is a huge community behind the product and Stephen’s book will get you diving into the code in no time! Full Review >

Active Directory

Active Directory

Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory

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On Jul 22, 2013 Eric Wright wrote: A must have guide for the Active Directory Administrator
One of the first technology books that I bought was the first edition of the book, so it was a nice throwback to the original by reading the new updated edition. The book really is a soup to nuts coverage of Microsoft’s Active Directory environment including DNS, DNSSEC, topology design, PowerShell scripting and everything you need to learn how to deploy and manage your Active Directory environment with updates for Server 2012. Full Review >

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

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On May 20, 2013 Eric Wright wrote:
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Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features & Functions

Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features & Functions

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On Mar 22, 2013 Eric Wright wrote: DiscoPosse Review: Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013 – New Features and Functions
For anyone who has been involved with SharePoint 2007 or 2010, this book is an excellent companion to help you with the transition to the new SharePoint 2013 environment. The new Microsoft Press book Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features & Functions by Penelope Coventry (@pjcov on Twitter) is another slick… Full Review >

Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

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On Mar 1, 2013 Eric Wright wrote: DiscoPosse Review: Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
Hot on the heels of reading The Phoenix Project, I finally got a chance to finish up reading the Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 from Microsoft Press. One thing that I can say for sure is that those two books make a great pairing! As I am… Full Review >

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

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On Dec 15, 2012 Eric Wright wrote:
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Ethics of Big Data

Ethics of Big Data

Balancing Risk and Innovation

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On Dec 1, 2012 Eric Wright wrote:
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Cloud Architecture Patterns

Cloud Architecture Patterns

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On Oct 17, 2012 Eric Wright wrote:
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Regular Expressions Cookbook

Regular Expressions Cookbook

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On Sep 25, 2012 Eric Wright wrote: DiscoPosse Review: Regular Expressions Cookbook by Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan
If you’ve ever dug into the challenging world of Regular Expressions then you will know just how important a great guide can be. This is that guide. Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan have gone above and beyond what I could have hoped for with the Regular Expressions Cookbook from O’Reilly… Full Review >

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

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On Sep 2, 2012 Eric Wright wrote: DiscoPosse Review: Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
I’m a big fan of training and certification. It’s an increasingly important part of a professional IT worker’s career to stay in tune with current and new technologies. The Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training Kit by Orin Thomas, Peter Ward and Bob Taylor from Microsoft Press is quite… Full Review >

VMware Cookbook

VMware Cookbook

A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use

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On Aug 11, 2012 Eric Wright wrote:
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Windows PowerShell for Developers

Windows PowerShell for Developers

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On Aug 9, 2012 Eric Wright wrote: DiscoPosse Review: Windows PowerShell for Developers by Doug Finke – O’Reilly Media
For those fans of PowerShell, and for those just getting on-board, PowerShell MVP Doug Finke has built the bridge for your journey with his latest book Windows PowerShell for Developers from O’Reilly Media. As a long time user of PowerShell for everything from quick scripts to more challenging workflows and… Full Review >

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