Robert W. Oliver II

Author, Tech Writer, DevOps Engineer & Developer

Robert W. Oliver II

I'm a published author, DevOps engineer, and developer. I wrote the Python QuickStart Guide, the Sign of Alchemy fantasy series, and several novels, including Dragonfly.

I'm also an extremely amateur musician and ham radio operator.

Developer

Python, PHP, Ruby, and JavaScript are my primary languages, but I also know C++, assembly, and shell scripting.

Author

I write both tech and fiction books, but I've also written standalone novels like Dragonfly and Snow Day.

Writer

I've ghostwritten several books and have written articles in both online and journal publications.

DevOps Engineer

I build and automate development workflows, manage infrastructure, administer servers, and support developers.

Tech, Fantasy, and Fiction Book Portfolio

  • All Books
  • Fantasy Books
  • Fiction Books
  • Tech Books
Lilly: A Sign of Alchemy Prequel Novella By Robert W. Oliver II

Lilly: A Sign of Alchemy Prequel Novella

By Robert W. Oliver II

Niv'leana: The Sign of Alchemy Book 1 By Robert W. Oliver II

Niv'leana: The Sign of Alchemy Book 1

By Robert W. Oliver II

Olivia: The Sign of Alchemy Book 2 By Robert W. Oliver II

Olivia: The Sign of Alchemy Book 2

By Robert W. Oliver II

Maeva: The Sign of Alchemy Book 3 By Robert W. Oliver II

Maeva: The Sign of Alchemy Book 3

By Robert W. Oliver II

Dragonfly By Robert W. Oliver II

Dragonfly

By Robert W. Oliver II

Snow Day: One Woman's Journey Through Anxiety to Love By Robert W. Oliver II

Snow Day: One Woman's Journey Through Anxiety to Love

By Robert W. Oliver II

Python QuickStart Guide By Robert W. Oliver II

Python QuickStart Guide

By Robert W. Oliver II

Javascript QuickStart Guide By Robert W. Oliver II

Javascript QuickStart Guide

By Robert W. Oliver II

Cyber Security QuickStart Guide By Robert W. Oliver II

Cyber Security QuickStart Guide

By Robert W. Oliver II

Specialties By Robert W. Oliver II

Creative Writing

Ghostwritting, screenwriting, story consulting, and editing.

Technical Writing

Documentation, how-to guides, books, manuals, and man pages.

DevOps Consulting

Code management, deployment pipelines, infrastructure, and testing.

Developer

Python, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, C/C++, Assembly, Shell, and Code Reviews.

Recent Articles On Tech Writing, DevOps Engineer, Developer Blog, Etc.

Turning Bugs into Gems: Debugging Ruby Applications

Ruby is a beautiful language. It’s worst, and best quality is that once you use it, you likely won’t want to use anything else. Read more »

Walking through MS-DOS the latest featured repository on GitHub

When I learned that Microsoft’s MS-DOS source code was one of the most popular repositories on GitHub, I was nothing short of ecstatic. Read more »

Building Another Website, This Time in C

Last time on The Adventures of Bare Metal Web Development, I covered the basic concepts of building a website in C++. Read more »

Apache is Still the Best General-Purpose Web Server

Apache is still the number one web server on the internet, and will likely be for quite some time. Read more »

Debian AppArmor Tutorial

AppArmor is a mandatory access control system for Linux. In a mandatory access control system (MAC), the kernel imposes restrictions on paths, sockets, ports, and various input/output mechanisms. Read more »

Lighttpd Can Lighten Apache’s Load

Is your Apache Web server slowing down under the weight of streaming media content or database-driven applications? Read more »