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Ultimate Guide to BOSH

BOSH is an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, lifecycle management, and monitoring of distributed systems.

It's incredible. Huge companies are using it. Tiny companies are using it. You too could be using it.

This is the Ultimate Guide to BOSH.


It will place you in the middle of daily life with BOSH and gradually guide you toward understanding, and then deploying your own systems, and then through to deep understanding. You'll become a raving fan.

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The guide is written by Dr Nic Williams: a long-time user and contributor to BOSH, a member of the Cloud Foundry and BOSH communities, prolific contributor to open source projects, the previous CEO of leading Cloud Foundry BOSH consultancy Stark & Wayne, a user of Twitter, and purveyor of humour, sarcasm, and Australianisms.