You can get my DevOps books free the rest of this month

March 31st Update: Through Device42's generosity, this offer's been extended through the month of April!

The ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and bear market made me realize how beneficial it has been to be adaptable in the tech industry. There are no guarantees in life, and the ability to earn a livelihood is probably the most underrated important aspect of overall health. Most people take it for granted until they are deeply affected by it.

I can't do much to help during this crises, but I figure that I can make my two books, Ansible for DevOps and Ansible for Kubernetes, free for anyone who wants to learn a new skillset as a buffer against possible coming layoffs.

I don't want to seem like a Henny Penny or Chicken Little, but the main takeaway I got from the Great Recession in 2008 was that you should not take your job—or the possibility of finding another like it—for granted. So if you are a student, sysadmin, support representative, or in some other technical field and have been considering learning more about automation and DevOps techniques (especially with Ansible and Kubernetes), I invite you to get one or both of my books.

I made it so you can pay whatever you want for either book—even if that's $0.00—on LeanPub:

Ansible for DevOps - Available Free until April Ansible for Kubernetes - Available Free until April

If you find value in the books, and they do help you either keep your current position, or find some new profitable endeavor, please consider paying back the kindness via GitHub Sponsorship, buying a book as a gift for someone else, or some other means. But don't worry about that for now. I'd rather someone who's been on the fence about learning some new tech get the opportunity now, and invest some time in themselves in the next few weeks—it's not like there's anything else you can do.

I hope layoffs don't happen, but I'd rather be prepared for the worst, so I can enjoy life more when things are going well.

(Note: As with any purchase, if you get the books today, you will still get every update I publish on LeanPub, free forever. I've already updated Ansible for DevOps over 22 times since 2014, and am proud to keep it an extremely relevant learning resource for Ansible.)


Thanks! I already own a physical copy of "Ansible for DevOps", but left it at work before I started working from home :-) This will be very practical to have access to.

Thank you very much, this is much appreciated. 🙏🏽

Thank You but a simple"Thank You" won't make table full,so I'll definitely pay back!

What a great gesture! I already bought and am grateful for Ansible for DevOps, I didn't realise you were writing one for Kubernetes too, great timing thanks :)

I've already bought both of your books and keep recommending them to teams I work with!

Very kind gesture and I hope people will pay later when they have opportunity.

Thanks Jeff - great gesture. I already have the Ansible book but just bought the Ansible for Kubernetes one on LearnPub.
You been a great help in my journey into Ansible last few years, keep up the great work and stay safe.

That's very generous considering the quality of your work.
I bought it at 9.99$, which is a bargain!
Thanks again.

Jeff, you're a gem. Thank you! I can't wait to read these ox

Can any one help me, were can i found that free access for Ansible for Devops

Thanks. Since I was quite happy with the first book and impressed by all the updates I bought the second one nevertheless.

Thank you so much Jeff, by giving money you can help someone for some days but by sharing your knowledge you give them a will to live an independent life. Thank you for your kind gesture, which we need most in this tough situation.

Hi Jeff, loving your Ansible 101 playlist on YouTube, I am currently on episode 08 and realised that your book's were there for free to download. Unfortunately I didn't knew that, cause I am just trying to learn Ansible now from scratch and new to it. So just wanted to know can I have one of the free PDF latest copy of yours for both Ansible and Kubernetes.

I can't buy the book at Leanpub. The creditcard payment is rejected or cannot complete time after time. My card works.