Book Review: The DevOps Handbook

Adam Hawkins
Apr 23, 2018 · 7 min read
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Here’s the book’s pitch:

  1. The Principle of Feedback: fast information flow right (production) to left (code)
  2. The Principle of Continuous Improvement: building organizational feedback loops to keep things moving


The DevOps Handbook is fantastic. I poured across the pages and found many noteworthy passages. There is a ton of valuable knowledge and insight in the book. Reading it put my feelings around DevOps into words backed by statistics and practical implementation patterns.

Highlights & Take-aways

Admittedly I have a hundred or so notes and highlights. Here are the ones that resonated with me the most.


I don’t have a bad word to say about the DevOps Handbook. It’s a practical roadmap to improving IT in any organization. It’s also the most valuable book on software development I’ve read in the past 10 years. I think anyone curious about DevOps or improving their organization should read this book. I’d be shocked if you didn’t find anything valuable.

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