This is a collection of .pdfs, articles, and blogs to help you advance your DevOps goals. Special thanks to Andrew Phillips with Xebia Labs for helping us put this link sheet together.
The Basics (and Shameless Plugs)
DZone’s Guide to Continuous Delivery - Our very cool research guide to Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, and Configuration Management. Featuring several articles exploring the space, detailed product comparison, infographic, and analysis of DZone’s audience.
Preparing for Continuous Delivery Refcard - If you or your organization are interested in moving from traditional release schedules to continuous delivery, then Ben Wootten’s refcard will teach you the basics and best practices to get your transformation on track.
Continuous Integration Refcard - Paul Duvall reviews effective patterns to fix issues in the CI process, along with an explanation of anti-patterns to avoid.
SoftwareTestingHelp - Tutorials for software testing best practices, as well as tool reviews.
http://continuousdelivery.com/ - Jez Humble’s blog on the subject. It’s a bit out of date but still has relevant information.
http://dev2ops.org/ - Damon Edward’s blog on the subject. Like Jez’s, it’s a little out of date, but still has great content to help you learn.
Dave Farley’s Blog - An up-to-date blog from Dave Farley
The Lean Enterprise - From Trevor Owens and Obie Fernandez, learn how to implement "startup culture" (including flexible DevOps methodologies) into larger or older organizations.
The Phoneix Project - From Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford, this book is a great way to understand the growing complexity of IT and Operations, especially for less technical managers.
DevOps for Dummies - Free .pdf eBook courtesy of IBM. It's exactly what it sounds like.
Other Neat Sites
Stackshare.io - An extensive directory of DevOps tools.