The “Distributed” book-in-progress: Early Release#1 now available!

My previous post described how O’Reilly does rapid releases, instead of waterfall-model releases, for book publishing. Since then, I’ve been working with the folks at O’Reilly to get the first milestone of my book ready. As this is the first public deliverable of my first book, I had to learn a bunch of mechanics, asking […]

A Release Engineer’s view on rapid releases of books

As a release engineer, I’ve designed and built infrastructure for companies that used the waterfall-model and for companies that used a rapid release model. I’m now writing a book, so recently I have been looking at a very different industry through this same RelEng lens. In days of old, here’s a simplistic description of what […]

“An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments” by Ali Almossawi

Most engineers I know are good at writing software. Some engineers I know are good at writing software for extraordinarily complex projects. Some have a brain that naturally, instinctively, just worked this way while some took all sorts of courses on algorithms and structured programming in university. Regardless, when you are coding by yourself, these […]

The “we are all remoties” book!?!

I’ve been working in distributed teams, as well as talking, presenting, coaching and blogging about “remoties”‚ in one form or another for 8?9? years now. So, I’m excited to announce that I recently signed a contract with O’Reilly to write a book about how to successfully work in, and manage in, a geo-distributed world. Yes, […]