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DiscoPosse Review: Lean Enterprise by Jez Humble, Barry O’Reilly, Joanne Molesky

I love beta programs because you get a view inside the development cycle and have an intimate understanding of what is coming next. What was interesting to me was taking this book in “Early Release” format, and it was as exciting as any product I’ve previewed! People, process, and technology, when put together properly, are the trifecta for great application …

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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: 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 …

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DiscoPosse Review: MySQL Troubleshooting

This book could easily be called “Everything you wanted to know about MySQL, but were 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 …