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Best SAAS Books To Read


In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Saas books and tutorials can help fill your brain this June and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

1. Engineering Long-Lasting Software: An Agile Approach Using SaaS and Cloud Computing, Beta Edition (2012)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadA one-semester college course in software engineering focusing on cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), and Agile development using Extreme Programming (XP). This book is neither a step-by-step tutorial nor a reference book. Instead, our goal is to bring a diverse set of software engineering topics together into a single narrative, help readers understand the most important ideas through concrete examples and a learn-by-doing approach, and teach readers…
Author(s): Armando Fox, David Patterson

2. Microservices, IoT and Azure: Leveraging DevOps and Microservice Architecture to deliver SaaS Solutions (2015)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadThis book provides practical guidance for adopting a high velocity, continuous delivery process to create reliable, scalable, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that are designed and built using a microservice architecture, deployed to the Azure cloud, and managed through automation. Microservices, IoT, and Azure offers software developers, architects, and operations engineers’ step-by-step directions for building SaaS applications―applications that are available 24×7, work on any device, scale elastically, and are resilient to change–through code, script, exercises…
Author(s): Bob Familiar

3. Cloud Computing: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Virtualization, Business Models (2012)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadCloud computing is changing the way businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices. Gone are the days of expensive data centers, racks of disk drives, and large IT support teams. In their place are software applications delivered to users on demand from the cloud, high-capacity, auto-replicated, secure cloud-based disk-storage and databases, virtualized-server and desktop environments, and cloud-based collaboration tools which support on-premise-, remote-, and hybrid-team success.
Author(s): Dr. Kris Jamsa

4. Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (2nd Edition) (2018)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadPrepare for Microsoft Exam 70-532—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of the skills needed to develop Microsoft Azure solutions. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for job success. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Create and manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines; Design and implement a storage and data strategy…
Author(s): Zoiner Tejada, Michele Leroux Bustamante

5. Cloud Computing (2016)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadWhy cloud computing represents a paradigm shift for business, and how business users can best take advantage of cloud services. Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user’s viewpoint — the business user’s in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate…
Author(s): Nayan B. Ruparelia

6. Docker in Action (2016)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadDocker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy, and manage applications hosted in Docker containers. The idea behind Docker is simple. Create a tiny virtual environment, called a container, that holds just your application and its dependencies. The Docker engine uses the host operating system to build and account for these containers. They are easy to install, manage, and remove. Applications running inside containers share resources, making their footprints small. Docker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy…
Author(s): Jeff Nickoloff

8. VMware Horizon Suite: Building End-User Services (VMware Press Technology) (2014)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadThe authoritative guide to delivering end-user services with VMwarE View and VMware Horizon Suite. Today, IT professionals must manage stateless, mobile, streamed workspaces delivered across devices ranging from traditional PCs to tablets and smartphones. Using VMware View and VMware Horizon Suite, they can do so–providing flexible end-user services that support any business requirement cost effectively. Now there’s a complete guide to planning, configuring, implementing…
Author(s): Stephane Asselin, Paul O’Doherty

9. Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices (2016)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadLooking to select a web content management system (CMS), but confused about the promises, terminology, and buzzwords? Do you want to understand content management without having to dive into the underlying programming? This book provides a clear, unbiased overview of the entire CMS ecosystem—from platforms to implementations—in a language- and platform-agnostic manner for project managers, executives, and new developers alike. Author Deane Barker, a CMS consultant with…
Author(s): Deane Barker

10. Amazon Web Services in Action (2015)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadAmazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. The book will teach you about the most important services on AWS. You will also learn about best practices regarding automation, security, high availability, and scalability. Physical data centers require lots of equipment and take time and resources to manage. If you need a data center, but don’t want to build your own, Amazon Web Services may be your solution. Whether you’re analyzing real-time data, building software…
Author(s): Andreas Wittig, Michael Wittig

11. Enterprise Software Platform (2013)

 Best SAAS Books To ReadTHIS IS 3rd EDITION (NEWEST EDITION) OF THE BOOK – published AUGUST 2016. Intended for Introductory and Advanced courses in Software Engineering. This book discusses various software technology as part of Cloud platform as a service, which enables software developers to create enterprise grade networked applications in the cloud. This book is structured into 11 chapters: Enterprise Software in the Cloud Computing Era; The Cloud Operating Systems; Managing Information in the Cloud; Big Data Analytics; Internet of Things; Cloud Platform as a Service…
Author(s): Rakesh Ranjan

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Best SAAS Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some Saas books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The SaaS Email Marketing Playbook: Convert Leads, Increase Customer Retention, and Close More Recurring Revenue With Email

Author(s): Étienne Garbugli
ID: 2581862, Publisher: Independent, Year: 2020, Size: 17 Mb, Format: azw3

From Protoplanetary Disks to Planet Formation: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 45. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Author(s): Philip J. Armitage, Wilhelm Kley, Marc Audard, Michael R. Meyer, Yann Alibert
ID: 2355434, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Lyman-alpha as an Astrophysical and Cosmological Tool: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 46. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Author(s): Mark Dijkstra, J. Xavier Prochaska, Masami Ouchi, Matthew Hayes, Anne Verhamme, Pierre North, Sebastiano Cantalupo, Hakim Atek
ID: 2471778, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2019, Size: 21 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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