Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

Bryan writes: How can a small, mainly click-next-admin team/culture best get started on the journey toward Infrastructure-as-code, build-test-deploy / Release Pipeline? I see many blogs and books about more mainstream DevOps, but our shop is more like the one referred to in the Microsoft / Chef Release Pipeline whitepaper, where we only create and maintain …

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A reader writes: Hi Don, here’s a Q for AMA: I work at a fast growing software company as a Microsoft stack admin. The IT dept is small. I have good pay, benefits, opportunity for annual bonus and work/life flexibility, but corporate IT runs Linux and Windows server like it’s still 2006. All on-prem hosted …

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As I work on the 2019 Edition of Be the Master, I’ve decided to add a chapter on bringing Mastery, often in the form of mentoring, into the workplace. After all, our own colleagues are often the easiest and most obvious potential learners that we can serve, but there often are hurdles within our organizations. So …

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My new book, Be the Master: Achieve Success & Help Others is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and you can participate in the “next edition” at Leanpub.com. For full details, visit BeTheMaster.com.

Thought I’d share this quick excerpt from Be the Master’s in-progress audiobook. Spent about a day dialing in the audio to what I hope will meet Audible.com’s specifications, but if not, there are other places I can publish it ;). Enjoy, and hope you’re having a great weekend! (BTW, comments are welcome about the audio technical quality …

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