In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.
This book is divided into four sections:
Betsy Beyer is a Technical Writer for Google in New York City specializing in Site Reliability Engineering. She has previously written documentation for Google’s Data Center and Hardware Operations Teams in Mountain View and across its globally distributed datacenters. Before moving to New York, Betsy was a lecturer on technical writing at Stanford University. En route to her current career, Betsy studied International Relations and English Literature, and holds degrees from Stanford and Tulane.
Chris Jones is a Site Reliability Engineer for Google App Engine, a cloud platform-as-a-service product serving over 28 billion requests per day. Based in San Francisco, he has previously been responsible for the care and feeding of Google’s advertising statistics, data warehousing, and customer support systems. In other lives, Chris has worked in academic IT, analyzed data for political campaigns, and engaged in some light BSD kernel hacking, picking up degrees in Computer Engineering, Economics, and Technology Policy along the way. He’s also a licensed professional engineer.
Jennifer Petoff is a Program Manager for Google’s Site Reliability Engineering team and based in Dublin, Ireland. She has managed large global projects across wide-ranging domains including scientific research, engineering, human resources, and advertising operations. Jennifer joined Google after spending eight years in the chemical industry. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University and a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.
Niall Murphy leads the Ads Site Reliability Engineering team at Google Ireland. He has been involved in the Internet industry for about 20 years, and is currently chairperson of INEX, Ireland’s peering hub. He is the author or coauthor of a number of technical papers and/or books, including "IPv6 Network Administration" for O’Reilly, and a number of RFCs. He is currently cowriting a history of the Internet in Ireland, and is the holder of degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Poetry Studies, which is surely some kind of mistake. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two sons.
Devops stresses iterative efforts to break down information silos, monitor relationships, and repair misunderstandings that arise between and within teams in your organization. By applying the actionable strategies in this book, you can make sustainable changes in your environment regardless of your level within your organization.Explore the foundations of devops and learn the four pillars of effective devopsEncourage collaboration to help individuals work together and build durable and long-lasting relationshipsCreate affinity among teams while balancing differing goals or metricsAccelerate cultural direction by selecting tools and workflows that complement your organizationTroubleshoot common problems and misunderstandings that can arise throughout the organizational lifecycleLearn from case studies from organizations and individuals to help inform your own devops journey
Explore production-readiness standards, including:Stability and Reliability: develop, deploy, introduce, and deprecate microservices; protect against dependency failuresScalability and Performance: learn essential components for achieving greater microservice efficiencyFault Tolerance and Catastrophe Preparedness: ensure availability by actively pushing microservices to fail in real timeMonitoring: learn how to monitor, log, and display key metrics; establish alerting and on-call proceduresDocumentation and Understanding: mitigate tradeoffs that come with microservice adoption, including organizational sprawl and technical debt
This eclectic collection of papers tackles many of the issues that concern those who care for individuals with heart failure; organisation of services, exercise, palliative care amongst them, but also novel and rarely discussed issues.
The book is suited to both pre and post-registered health care students. We do not supply inspection copies but we do supply Examination copies, whereby a course leader has 30 days to evaluate the book, then choose to adopt, purchase or return the book. If you are interested in further details please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Preface - Chris Jones
Foreword Professor Martin Cowie
Heart failure in the community: a confusion of protocols
District nurses meeting the challenge of heart failure
The care of patients who develop heart failure alongside mental health problems
Adults with congenital heart disease and heart failure
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy
Congestive heart failure and cognitive dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction in heart failure
Exercise training in the management of patients with heart failure: a review of the evidence
Exercise: the things we don't know
Improved symptom control in palliative care for heart failure
Improving palliative care service provision for patients with heart failure
Assisted dying and heart failure
Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goalsLearn options for integrating a service with the rest of your systemTake an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebasesDeploy individual microservices through continuous integrationExamine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed servicesManage security with user-to-service and service-to-service modelsUnderstand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures
We all have times where we think to ourselves; "Is there a secret to doing life with heavens smile?"
This book is a collection of thoughts, practical steps and promises to unlock the favour of God over your life.
People want practical, down to earth advice to help them navigate life. They love hearing the real stories of the how someone else has walked through hard places and yet still remain secure in the knowledge that they too have a purpose.
This book has a total of twelve chapters and a study guide with each chapter to enable the reader to ponder what they have read; either individually or in a bible study group. This allows them to be able to dig up the gold within its pages, and then put it all into practice in their own lives.
This book has a light hearted approach, but with a valuable message that can be easily unpacked. Its truth brings a revelation of how different life can be when we understand that we have a heavenly invitation to do life each and every day; propelled by the hand of God.
Heaven is waiting; God is waiting for an opportunity to roll out His magnificent storehouse of blessing on your life.
This book will help to position your heart to receive His favour.
Ps Chris Jones