After a fun weekend of DDOS attacks at work, we’ve kicked off a flurry of activity to help mitigate the impact for our users.

So, in lieu of a thought-provoking blog post (I’ve got more on comments coming..), I’m going to share some of my favorite reads.

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  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Release-It-Production-Ready-Pragmatic-Programmers/dp/0978739213%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dinvestipendin-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0978739213" target="new" class="product-title title">Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software (Pragmatic Programmers)</a>

  <div class="product-author author">By Michael T. Nygard</div>


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A must-read for any operations personnel.  Covers patterns and anti-patterns for resilient software designed for operations.  Though the book is focused for a developer audience, it is ideal for all operations personnel.


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  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Debug-It-Prevent-Pragmatic-Programmers/dp/193435628X%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dinvestipendin-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D193435628X" target="new" class="product-title title">Debug It!: Find, Repair, and Prevent Bugs in Your Code (Pragmatic Programmers)</a>

  <div class="product-author author">By Paul Butcher</div>


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Another book targeted for developers, but an excellent resource for scripters.  Additionally many of the techniques can be used for generalized troubleshooting.

 

Enjoy!