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DiscoPosse Review: Python Pocket Reference by Mark Lutz

Mark Lutz has been writing about Python since before Python even hit its stride as a widely used programming language. This shows in the great content contained in the O’Reilly Media Python Pocket Reference book. I’ve dabbled in Ruby and .NET, but more to hit a particular task. Now with this book I have already started to dip my toes …

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DiscoPosse Review: Deploying OpenStack by Ken Pepple

For those who don’t already know Ken Pepple (@ken_pepple on Twitter), this is a great way to introduce yourself to him and to OpenStack Havana. Ken’s documentation and diagrams has been one of the most widely used among many sites for OpenStack so this is great to see his work put into a full deployment guide. The depth of technical …

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DiscoPosse Review: Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing from Packt Publishing

There is some really great work coming out the various “stack” products, and for Apache CloudStack is very certainly one of the popular environments we see out there. I decided to look at the Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing book to guide me through the process and it was just what I needed! One of the challenges with installs of environments …

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DiscoPosse Review: Designing for Behavior Change by Stephen Wendel

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. Stephen Wendel (@sawendel) brings together …