Dustin Decker

Reading Room

I love books. I’m a huge fan of “treeware” because it’s tangible and I can hold it in my hands. I can dog-ear the pages, highlight relevant passages and write notes in the margins. The majority of my reading these days is non-fiction and technical in nature. Still, should I find time to wander into the land of fiction I’m still drawn to the likes of Neal Stephenson.

I don’t always get what I want from a book. I likewise don’t read every book I own cover to cover. What interests me the most is learning about a subject in the clearest and most succinct way possible. Finding volumes that accomplish this can be tricky. How many choices do I have for learning DevOps? How many for DevSecOps? How much time will it take to absorb the knowledge such that it becomes useful to me?

This page (which will likely grow stale with time) will highlight some of the shining, radiant gems I’ve discovered. Technical information imparted with the least amount of cruft, in the most straight forward manner.

When you first start using containers, they seem really weird. Is it a process? A virtual machine? What’s a container image? Why isn’t the networking working?

Enhance DevOps workflows by integrating the functionalities of Git, Docker, Kubernetes, Argo CD, Ansible, Terraform, Istio, and more with the help of practical examples and expert tips.

Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world’s most difficult codes