During the course of the year, the implementation of DevOps across enterprises has increased significantly, with plans to increase over time.

It is vital to note that the Interop ITX 2018 State of DevOps Report found that nearly 30% of enterprises have made use of DevOps principles, as opposed to the 20% who stated similar words in 2017. 35% of such enterprises mentioned that they would make use of such tools and strategies over the course of the following year. This exhibits the fact that by 2019, over half of the enterprises surveyed may be making use of DevOps 33% of enterprises surveyed had adopted DevOps principles, in comparison to just 18% who said the same thing in 2017. And another 35% stated that they planned to start using DevOps methodologies and tools within the next year, meaning that by 2019, a complete 2/3rd of the organizations surveyed could be using DevOps tactics and methodologies.

Although this may be the case, many people do not understand DevOps completely, which is why it is necessary to educate oneself regarding this concept.

The survey also highlighted that a majority (53%) only understood the basics and possessed a general inclination as to what DevOps is truly about, while some were not aware at all. While in comparison, (43%) being the minority considered themselves to be quite familiar with DevOps concept details.

Where you find yourself in the majority of those statistics, it’s important to familiarize yourself with DevOps concepts, which may be found in many literary works covering the topic. The slideshow exhibited encompasses 5 of the best DevOps books on the market, with one book being business-related that explains crucial concepts. 2 are novels making them particularly engaging. However, all the books will provide a proper study to those who are not in tune with DevOps. DevOps and its approach are covered thoroughly by the authors of the books mentioned below, which may provide you with assistance in terms of your career.

  1. The Phoenix Project

Title: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford

Published in: 2013

If you’re planning on reading a single book to do with DevOps, this is the one for you. The novel concerns an IT manager called Bill, who notices the similarities between his work and factory-based work. Since it is a work of fiction, the book is expansive in terms of content and is long but is a fast read. The book provides a well-written story that allows you to better understand the major concepts of DevOps and Managed IT Services.

  1. The DevOps Handbook

Title: The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

By: Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis

Published in: 2016

Written as a follow up to The Phoenix Project, this book is focused on assisting businesses with their implementation of DevOps and is a work of nonfiction. It explains the three ways that are vital to implementing DevOps. These include Feedback Loops, systems thinking, and continual learning and experimentation. The book contains more than 40 case studies from major businesses such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and more. It has received over 4.5 stars from reviewers through Amazon while being the best book for DevOps in the year 2016.

  1. Continuous Delivery

Title: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation

By: Jez Humble and David Farley

Published in: 2010

Made use of for DevOps and Agile teams, this technical book focuses on the automation of the deployment pipeline and their technical aspects. The book is considered to be required reading, according to Co-author of Agile Testing, Lisa Crispin. The book itself is special in being able to tie together the delivery and development processes while providing principles and philosophy as well as tools and techniques. Many individuals on development teams such as testers, managers, and DBA’s need to read this book as it paints a strong, vivid picture in relation to problems of continuous software delivery.

  1. The DevOps Adoption Playbook

Title: The DevOps Adoption Playbook: A Guide to Adopting DevOps in a Multi-Speed IT Enterprise

By: Sanjeev Sharma

Published in: 2017

Being a book of the year for DevOps in 2017, this book provides practical advice on how to implement the concept in big established businesses, which is different than adopting the concept for a startup. Sharma provides a deep view of what is needed to lead a business through a DevOps transformation and frequently speaks at conferences for DevOps. He has also written DevOps for Dummies, available as a free download on IBM.

  1. Effective DevOps

Title: Effective DevOps: Building a Culture of Collaboration, Affinity, and Tooling at Scale

By: Jennifer Davis and Ryn Daniels

Published in: 2016

Cultural transformation is the hardest part of DevOps adoption, and that is what this book focuses on. It provides strategies that may be put into action to change the culture and provides insight into the four pillars of effective DevOps. In addition, the book covers problems in relation to cultures such as tools, affinity, hiring, and collaboration. From afar, the book may be recognized by the avid IT book reader who will be able to tell at a distance that it’s an O’Reilly book that features an authoritative treatment of the subject matter and the author’s unique cover design.

  1. The Goal

Title: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox

Published in: 1984

This book does not specifically concern DevOps. However, it assists in providing an introduction to key concepts used in DevOps, although predating the concept as a whole. This book was written before DevOps was an actual phenomenon in the modern world and acts as a guiding book to understanding the fundamental concepts related to DevOps.  Concepts include the idea that organizations should set goals that will lead them towards improvement. This book should be read cover to cover for those who truly wish to understand DevOps and implement it at their business to improve their processes and more. It provides an understanding of the fundamentals of DevOps and how it may be fruitful for businesses as a whole.