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DiscoPosse Review: The Phoenix Project

This book is indescribably awesome. That could be the review itself, but I want to dive into how I discovered this book and what makes it such an amazing read. At the most recent Toronto VMUG full-day event we were lucky enough to have Nick Weaver as our keynote speaker with a great presentation titled Automation Generation. For those who …

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DiscoPosse Review: iOS 6 Programming Cookbook – Vandad Nahavandipoor

One word review: Complete. The iOS 6 Programming Cookbook by Vandad Nahavandipoor from O’Reilly Publishing is not just a cookbook, but a full end-to-end recipe guide for every aspect of iOS application development for iPhone and iPad using Xcode from Apple. The audience is definitely developers. As a system admin with some dabbling in development along the way, I found …

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DiscoPosse Review: Ethics of Big Data – Kord Davis and Doug Patterson

One of the interesting topics of Big Data is what an organization will do with it. That topic is nicely handled in Ethics of Big Data by Kord Davis (@KordIndex) and Doug Patterson (@dep923). O’Reilly Press has come to us with some great content with this book. There is a very careful balance with the use, management and protection of …

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DiscoPosse Review: Cloud Architecture Patterns – Bill Wilder

This book is a great read for any Systems Developer, Systems Admin and technology lover alike. Bill Wilder has presented a great level of detail which could be regarded as 101 to 301 all in the same guide. The book does require understanding of cloud services and general concepts but as the chapters follow a very natural flow you will …