Sunday, 05 August 2018 10:38

Google Site Reliability Workbook free until 23 August


If you want to build and maintain Google-scale websites, Google’s free e-book may be right for you.

Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book is about the principles of Site Reliability Engineering, otherwise known as SRE, and which Andi Mann, chief technology advocate for Splunk, described as “giving IT operations its mojo back.”

SRE is a discipline incorporating aspects of software engineering, applying it to IT operations problems. The main goals are to create ultra-scalable and highly-reliable software systems.

It arose out of Google's own need to find ways to manage large-scale systems and at the same time introduce new features continuously, all the while maintaining a high-quality end-user experience.

The result is SRE and is now practised within Google by 1500 dedicated engineers. Other large-scale companies that have adopted Google's processes include Microsoft, Apple, ServiceNow, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon, Oracle, IBM and GitHub.

The SRE book can be read free online, or purchased as a physical book, while the free e-book deal is for Google’s brand new companion book, The Site Reliability Workbook, and which can be downloaded as a complete ebook at no charge until 23 August.

The SRE book is about the principles of SRE, while the workbook will help organisations implement SRE.

It is the hands-on companion, using concrete examples to show how to put SRE principles and practices to work. This book contains practical examples from Google’s experiences and case studies from Google’s Cloud Platform customers. Evernote, The Home Depot, The New York Times, and other companies outline hard-won experiences of what worked for them and what didn’t.

You can find it for free here.


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David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.



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