Ansible: From Beginner to Pro - Michael Heap

GoodReads Summary: This book is your concise guide to Ansible, the simple way to automate apps and IT infrastructure. In less than 250 pages, this book takes you from knowing nothing about configuration management to understanding how to use Ansible in a professional setting.

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Mothers & Other Monsters: Stories - Maureen F. McHugh

GoodReads Summary: In her debut collection, Maureen F. McHugh examines the impacts of social and technological shifts on families. Using deceptively simple prose, she illuminates the relationship between parents and children and the expected and unexpected chasms that open between generations.

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97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts - Kevlin Henney

GoodReads Summary: Tap into the wisdom of experts to learn what every programmer should know, no matter what language you use. With the 97 short and extremely useful tips for programmers in this book, you'll expand your skills by adopting new approaches to old problems, learning appropriate best practices, and honing your craft through sound advice.

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Links for 2020-03-16

Free DevOps Books, COVID-19 Vaccine Fight, License Writing Tool, Python Cheatsheet, Erland LS, Unix Text Processing.

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Links for 2020-03-13

AWS+Azure+GCP on Optimizing Benchmarks, Public Service in Germany Can't Be Free, Fake Twitter Accounts, Automated Emails, Documenting Your Rust Code, Tips on Working From Home.

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Links for 2020-03-12

Netflix and the Hexagonal Architecture, logging, EOF, JS Frameworks, Emacs Charts, Rust init Pattern, Software Engineers vs Technicians, Cancelling Conferences How-To, A VIM Jump-to-Anything plugin.

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Links for 2020-03-11

Google Policy towards AGPL software, Swift vs Rust, Open Source Economics, JUnit 5, cfg(doctest), Firefox on Flathub.

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Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture - Stephen H. Segal, N.K. Jemisin, Eric San Juan, Genevieve Valentine, Zaki Hasan

GoodReads Summary: Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks—but it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.

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Links for 2020-03-09

Generalists vs Specalists, Meds and Big Pharma Companies, Being Silly While Washing Your Hands, Licensing and Copyrights, Torture in Movies, Badly Anonymized Dataset Causes Melbourne Professor to Resign, Netlify Terms and Telemetry, Packaging in Guix, Functional C#, UUIDs, Python Context Manager.

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Microservices AntiPatterns and Pitfalls - Mark Richards

GoodReads Summary: Remember when service-oriented architecture (SOA) was all the rage? Companies jumped in before fully understanding SOA’s advantages and disadvantages, and struggled to make this complex architecture work. Today, we’re poised to repeat this same experience with microservices—only this time we’re prepared. With this concise ebook, author Mark Richards walks you through the ten most common microservice anti-patterns and pitfalls, and provides solutions for avoiding them.

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