Hi everyone,

I have some exciting news to share with you. I’ve been working on a book lately together with Russ White. It’s called Unintended Features – Thoughts on thinking and life as a network engineer. The book is partly based on blog post we have written in the past but also some unique content for the book. The outline of the book is as follows:

So you’ve decided you want to be a network engineer—or you’re already you a network engineer, and you want to be a better engineer, to rise to the top, to be among the best, to… Well, you get the idea. The question is, how do you get from where you are now to where you want to be? This short volume is designed to answer just that question.

This book tries to teach concepts not found in other writings such as thinking more about architecture and seeing patterns in technology and how to stay current in the networking industry. With the rapid pace of the networking industry it seems like we are sipping from the fire hose. How can we prevent this? Isn’t every new technology pretty much an old one with some new parts? When you start thinking at that level and start to see the patterns you won’t feel as stressed about the evolvement of the industry.

If you want to buy the book it’s priced at 9.99$ currently + VAT Unintended Features.

We’ve just published it and it’s published at Leanpub which means we can push corrections and updates to it. There will probably be some editing errors and spelling errors etc so please report those and we will work them out.

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9 thoughts on “Book – Unintended Features

  • July 3, 2016 at 2:09 am
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    Great. Will make sure I get a copy.

    I have been following you for a while now and I am very proud of you Daniel, I must admit it you motivate me to become a better engineer.

    Yann, from Ghana, West Africa.

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    • July 3, 2016 at 9:15 am
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      That’s very kind of you, Yann. Thanks for the support!

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  • July 11, 2016 at 12:38 am
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    Hi Daniel,

    As promised earlier, I got a copy of the book and couldn’t take my eyes it till I got to the last page.

    Great work to you and Russ!

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    • July 11, 2016 at 12:41 am
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      Thanks! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it.

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  • July 11, 2016 at 12:52 am
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    I would like to send you a file I compiled whiles reading the book, can you suggest a way to do it since I can’t attach anything on here.

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  • July 23, 2016 at 1:17 am
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    Good job, Daniel. Keep up with your nice work.
    I’m writing a book in the IT networking field as well. Hope you can give me some feedback when it is ready.

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    • July 26, 2016 at 7:35 am
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      Thanks, Jack!

      Looking forward to see what you have written.

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      • July 26, 2016 at 5:22 pm
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        I’m putting together my learning experience, tips and guides into a book about Cisco VIRL to help others. I’m happy to hear your advice on what areas the book should be focusing on more. Setting up the lab, network mock-up or anything else?
        https://www.speaknetworks.com/the-virl-book/

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      • September 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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        Hi Daniel,
        I’m wrapping up my book title “The VIRL Book”, it is about Cisco VIRL, the virtual routing lab. I’d love to have you preview it and provide some constructive feedback. Please let me know your email address. Here is the book website: virlbook.com

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