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ℹ️  This repository is about gathering any useful resources and information regarding DevOps and secondly, provide some roadmap for those who want to practice DevOps.

📝  Feel free to add more resources by sumitting pull requests


DevOps
DevOps
Jenkins
Jenkins
Git
Git
Ansible
Ansible
Network
Network
Linux
Linux
Terraform
Terraform
Docker
Docker
coding
Coding
Python
Python
Go
Go
Bash
Shell Scripting
kubernetes
Kubernetes
Prometheus
Prometheus
Mongo
Mongo
sql
SQL
Cloud
Cloud
AWS
AWS
azure
Azure
gcp
Google Cloud Platform
openstack
OpenStack
security
Security
puppet
Puppet
OpenShift
OpenShift
ELK
ELK
ELK
DataOps

DevOps

DevOps Roadmap

  • The following path is opinionated. You can find alternative paths in the alternative roadmaps section
  • Do NOT attempt to learn everything, especially if you are a complete beginner (the burnout will make you regret you ever heard the word DevOps)
  • Learn enough to say "I know what is DevOps and I understand how to practice it". You can learn everything else by demand or when you feel ready

The must list

Topic What to learn Alternatives Description
Version Control Git None Version Control is used everywhere and Git is the leading version control technology
Programming At least one programming language None. Don't settle for learning only shell scripting Anyone who practice DevOps should know programming to some extent
Operating System Linux Windows? Operating Systems is another must when it comes to DevOps
Protocols DHCP, UDP, TCP, HTTP, SSH Not as an alternative, you can simply learn later: NFS, NTP, FTP Learn how these protocols work and what they are used for
Applications Web Server, Load Balancer, Cache, Database Learn how they work and try out some implementations (e.g. MySQL for databases and httpd for web servers)
System Design Availability, Reliability, Scalability, Performance Learn how to design infrastructure and systems

The second must list :) Seriously though, don't try to master everything in this list and start with something that you are interested in. The order has no meaning in this case.

Topic What to learn Alternatives Description
Configuration Management and IaC Ansible and Terraform CM: Chef, Puppet and Salt. IaC: Pulumi and CloudFormation
Cloud Azure, AWS, GCP OpenStack
Containers Podman and Kubernetes Docker instead of Podman. Nomad instead of Kubernetes
CI/CD Jenkins, GitHub Actions Gitlab CI, Circle CI, Argo CD
Logging and Dashboards Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch and Logstash), Report Portal Graylog, Splunk
Monitoring Prometheus and Grafana Nagios, Datadog

Alternative Roadmaps

There are other DevOps roadmaps and learn plans out there. If you feel the one above is little bit too much, maybe you'll find these better.

Name Description
DevOps Roadmap DevOps skills roadmap. What to to learn at each step.
DevOps 3 Weeks Plan Detailed plan on what to do at each day

Learn about DevOps

Name Description
What is DevOps? - Amazon Learn what is DevOps by Amazon and which AWS services can help you to practice DevOps
What is DevOps? - Red Hat Learn what is DevOps by Red Hat, including many interesting articles
What is DevOps? - Microsoft Learn what is DevOps by Microsofy, including Azure DevOps service
What is DevOps? - Google Learn what is DevOps by Google

Learn Git

Make sure you are comfortable with the following list once you done learning Git basics

  • Commit changes to a project
  • Submit pull/merge requests
  • Working with branches
  • Rebase changes (change order, squash, ...)
Name Description
Interactive Git Branching Learning Visual and interactive way to learn Git branching
Learn git concepts, not commands Article on Git concepts
Codeacademy Learn Git Not Free

Programming

Practicing DevOps without knowing programming is like eating cornflakes with ketchup - it's just doesn't makes sense (yes, my analogies are the worst).
Here is a list of some good sites to practice programming in general:

Name Comments
HackerRank Practice Coding skills
Exercism Over 48 languages and 2600 exercises
LeetCode Practice programming online

A better approach might be to actually write some DevOps related scripts or projects. Start simple. Here are some ideas:

  • Write a script that gets a number of instances and a name of a platform (AWS, local, Azure, ...) as parameters and provisions those instances on the chosen platform
  • Write a script to parse logs and extract some specific information you are interested in

Operating Systems

Deep dive into operation system internals. I would say choose Linux but I must admit I'm biased.
If you do choose Linux eventually, here is a list of resources that will help you learn Linux.
Also, don't waste a second on picking the right distribution. For learning OS concepts and internals, any distribution would work fine.

Name Comments
Linux Journey Written guides + exercises + quiz
Techmint Linux Written articles/lessons
Linux Survival Interactive guide

Once you are familiar with the commands and feel comfortable enough to keep deep diving, learn some OS concepts:

  • Memory Management
  • Processes
  • Kernel
  • Virtulization

Linux Master Application

A completely free application for testing your knowledge on Linux

System Design

System Design can be a complex topic. For that reason, I've created a separate repository for you to learn it properly.

Tools, Apps & Services

Name Description
Periodic table of DevOps tools Table of DevOps tools per category
DevOps tool chest List of DevOps tools
DevOps Bookmarks NSIA
CNCF Cloud Native Interactive Landscape CNCF's recommended path through the cloud native landscape
DevOpsBookmarks To discover tools in the devops landscape.

Practice and learning sites

Learning by doing proved to be a very effective way to learn new things. If you are at a point where you don't feel comfortable enough to do it by yourself and you look for some guidance, the following sites might assist you

Name Description
KataKoda Linux, Docker, ML, Kubernetes, ... environments and scenarios
QWIKLBAS AWS, GCP, ... lab practice

Community

Another great way to learn is to learn from the experience of others. For that, the are some excellent DevOps communities. Name | Comments :------|:------: Reddit DevOps | Reddit DevOps Community Linkedin DevOps | Linkedin DevOps Community DevOps Bits | Facebook DevOps group. Disclosure: I started it :)

Books

Read book! Practice is important and the best way to learn practical things but reading about cultures, methods, concepts, ... has its own important role in your path towards mastering DevOps and SRE.

Name Comments
The Phoenix Project DevOps explained through a story of a fictional company on the brink of a failure
The DevOps Handbook
Google SRE books Very detailed books on the theory and also practice of SRE

Blogs & News

Name Description
opensource.com open source related articles including DevOps
CooperPress various newsletters on different topics
afreshcup "covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software"
thisweekindevops.com "DevOps news without the hype"
Uber Engineering Not only DevOps
Azure DevOps Blog Microsoft DevOps Blog
DevOps Dudes "Shortening the system development life cycle"
Netflix Tech Blog Not Only DevOps
CloudBees Blog
Red Hat Blog Not only DevOps
Atlassian DevOps Blog
Facebook Engineering Blog Not only DevOps

Articles

Name Description
Infrastructure as Code, Part One
DevOps Best Practices What is DevOps + list of resources

DevOps Snippets

Name Description
DevOpsnipp Sharing DevOps Snippets
Gist Not DevOps specific

Other Great Projects

Name Comments
DevOps Wiki "A wiki of Devops Tools, Tutorials and Scripts"
System Design Primer "Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards."
awesome-sre A curated list of Site Reliability and Production Engineering resources

Interview Questions

Name Comments
DevOps Exercises Personally, I think it's pretty decent :)
System Design Primer "Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards."
kdn251 Interviews

Misc

Name Description
CheatSheets CheatSeets for Kubernetes, Jenkins, YAML, Groovy, etc.
Codelabs "Codelabs provide a guided, tutorial, hands-on coding experience"

Design & Architecture

Name Description
The 12 Factor App must-read in my opinion
A distributed Systems Reading List

DevOps Toolchain

  • [ ] CI/CD
    • [ ] Jenkins (Managed & on-premise, Containers supported, Plugins)
    • [ ] GitHub Actions (Hosted service)
    • [ ] Travis (Hosted service)
    • [ ] CircleCI (Hosted service)
    • [ ] GitLab CI (Hosted service and on-premise)
    • [ ] Bamboo (Managed service and on-premise)
    • [ ] BuildKite (Hosted)
    • [ ] Zuul (Hosted and on-premise)
    • [ ] Drone
    • [ ] Tekton
    • [ ] Argo CD

Note: "Provisioning" tools can be used to perform configuration management to some extent. The same applies for configuration management tools, which can be used for pprovisioning.

  • [ ] Provisioning

    • [ ] Terraform (Open Source)
    • [ ] CloudFormation (Available only on AWS)
    • [ ] Pulumi (Open Source)
  • [ ] Configuration Management (all Open Source)

    • [ ] Ansible (Agentless, Mutable Infrastructure, Procedural)
    • [ ] Puppet (Agent, Mutable Infrastructure, Procedural)
    • [ ] Chef (Mutable Infrastructure)
    • [ ] Saltstack (Mutable Infrastructure)
  • [ ] Images

  • [ ] Cloud

    • [ ] AWS
    • [ ] Azure
    • [ ] GCP
    • [ ] OpenStack
  • [ ] Monitoring

    • [ ] Prometheus
    • [ ] Nagios
    • [ ] Datadog
    • [ ] Zabbix
    • [ ] Monit
    • [ ] Statuscake - Website Uptime & Performance Monitoring
  • [ ] Log Management

    • [ ] Logstash
    • [ ] Graylog
    • [ ] Papertrail
    • [ ] Fluentd
    • [ ] Splunk
    • [ ] SumoLogic
  • [ ] Dashboards

    • [ ] Kibana (Elastic)
    • [ ] Grafana
    • [ ] Report Portal
  • [ ] Security

    • [ ] Vault - "Secure, store and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, encryption keys for protecting secrets..."
    • [ ] Open Policy Agent - "Flexible, fine-grained control for administrators across the stack"
  • [ ] Code review

    • [ ] Gerrit - Code Review system
    • [ ] PullPanda - A collection of Tools such as reminder & analytics
    • [ ] Review Board
  • [ ] Issue Tracking

    • [ ] Jira
    • [ ] Bugzilla
  • [ ] Code coverage

    • [ ] Cobertura
    • [ ] Clover
    • [ ] JaCoCo
  • [ ] Data Processors

    • [ ] Spark
    • [ ] Apache Hadoop
    • [ ] Apache Airflow
    • [ ] Presto
  • [ ] Analytics Engines

    • [ ] Druid
    • [ ] Dremio
    • [ ] Snowflake
  • [ ] Operations Data

    • [ ] Salesforce
    • [ ] Zuora

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License

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0


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