Cool DevOps articles and reads

This is “a post in progress”, so will be updated as I find more cool stuff. For now, only one article and I find it really great – https://blog.gruntwork.io/5-lessons-learned-from-writing-over-300-000-lines-of-infrastructure-code-36ba7fadeac1 + discussion on hacker news – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18537102

Productivity tools to research

After ~15 years dubbing again into productivity field. Listing the tools I am either using or researching or going to research near future – mostly a memo post for myself. Jira Trello Taskwarrior Inthe.AM Asana (they just raised $50M round at $1.5B valuation) Airtable Smartsheet Notion WorkOtter Wrike Swipes Todoist Hitask And methodologies: GTD Pomodoro… Continue reading Productivity tools to research

2 great MOOCs to get a feel of computer science

I’m getting this question frequently – what are best online courses to start one’s journey in Computer Science. Here are my top two: 1. MITx’s introduction to computer science on edX – https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-using-python Note that this course is offered fairly quickly, can be audited for free, or for a paid certificate and is also eligible… Continue reading 2 great MOOCs to get a feel of computer science

Books every IT manager must read, Part 1

I’m being asked frequently to recommend books and other materials for management. So this is going to be more a post for myself not to forget: Ben Horowitz. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Andrew S. Grove. High Output Management Frederick Brooks. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software… Continue reading Books every IT manager must read, Part 1