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3000 Downloads & Counting: IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery
IT Manager's Guide to Continuous Delivery Continues to Hit Home!
We couldn’t be more thrilled at the tremendous success of our recent eBook! Announced in May, the book just appeared in Amazon and Barnes & Noble book stores. The Guide is for sale on these online bookstores for a nominal fee. However you can be among the 3,000+ DevOps folks who have downloaded it directly from XebiaLabs for free by clicking here. This is one of the only guides written for managers on the subject of Continuous Delivery; a topic that can often be extremely esoteric for those who are decision makers. It presents measurable business benefits and is written for non-technical readers, starting with concrete advice on how to get started. In a clear and simple manner, the book presents how Continuous Delivery is a set of processes and practices that radically remove waste from the software production process and creates a rapid and effective feedback loop with end users. “Our customers speak louder than words. They tell us how Continuous Delivery reduces their time-to-market from weeks and months to days or even hours,” said Andrew Phillips, one of the book’s co-authors. Other authors of book include Xebia IT Architects Principal Consultants Mark van Holsteijn, Michiel Sens, and Adriaan de Jonge, who has written two previous books on Java apps. David Farley, co-author of “Continuous Delivery,” said, “Continuous Delivery is at the leading edge of software development thinking. Much of the literature and discussion focuses on the technical aspects, but CD is a process that crosses boundaries and helps to make businesses more efficient. This book describes that process.”