Skelton Thatcher Publications has been acquired by specialist publisher Conflux Books, who publish books by technologists for technologists. Our pioneering Team Guide series of books will benefit from increased author and reader resources, including regular interviews with authors, online and physical companion tools, and (from 2019) real printed books!
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New focus for Skelton Thatcher – Team Guide series of books on software practices
We’d like to share some exciting news about the latest direction for Skelton Thatcher Consulting. After four years of successful consultancy helping numerous organisations to adopt modern technology practices such as Continuous Delivery and DevOps we are now focusing efforts on our publications business, Skelton Thatcher Publications:
Container Clustering with Rancher Server (Part 7) – Stack and service build out to create a custom catalog item for Splunk
This post was written by Rich Bosomworth. This is the seventh post in an on-going series exploring Rancher Server deployment, configuration and extended use. In the last post I detailed how to create and deploy custom catalog items for GoCD. This post shows how we built out stack services from a docker-compose file to create a custom catalog item for SplunkContinue reading “Container Clustering with Rancher Server (Part 7) – Stack and service build out to create a custom catalog item for Splunk”
Useful tool for tracking Continuous Delivery – cdchecklist.info
This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Summary: At cdchecklist.info we have made available a Trello board that contains all the key practices and recommendations from the book Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and Dave Farley. You can clone this board to help with Continuous Delivery transformations in your ownContinue reading “Useful tool for tracking Continuous Delivery – cdchecklist.info”
ThoughtWorks Tech Radar vol.16 – developer experience, API as a product, CodeScene, per-team CI tools, operability in Spring Cloud
This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. At the excellent Agile Manchester conference recently, I picked up a copy of the latest Technology Radar (Vol.16 – March 2017) from our friends at ThoughtWorks. Several things in this version stood out for me, most of which are really about how weContinue reading “ThoughtWorks Tech Radar vol.16 – developer experience, API as a product, CodeScene, per-team CI tools, operability in Spring Cloud”
Smart IoT London: All Emerging Technologies Under One Roof
This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. This week I had an opportunity to visit Smart IoT London conference and expo. The event was organised by CloserStill Media and was co-located with four other events: Big Data World, Cloud Security Expo, Cloud Expo Europe and Data Center World. Altogether that was 500+ talks and 500+Continue reading “Smart IoT London: All Emerging Technologies Under One Roof”
Database Deployability – #6 Value more highly the need for change
This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Deployability is now a first-class concern for databases, and there are several technical choices (conscious and accidental) which band together to block the deployability of databases. Can we improve database deployability and enable true Continuous Delivery for our software systems? Of course weContinue reading “Database Deployability – #6 Value more highly the need for change”
Addressing Build & Deploy Anti-patterns for Continuous Delivery Success
What follows is a guest post from Fiercely, a software consultancy based in Coimbra, Portugal. After a great presentation at IPEXPO Europe on “Continuous Delivery Anti-patterns from the wild” by Matthew Skelton, we quickly drew parallels with our own work and experiences here at Fiercely.
WinOps Conf 2016 – DevOps-ification of Windows Server
(This is a guest post from Chris O’Dell, co-author of Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (with Matthew Skelton) and developer on the Platform team at JUST EAT) WinOps describes itself as “the world’s only dedicated conference to ‘Windows in a DevOps world’”. The 2016 conference took place on 24 May in London; the event partnerContinue reading “WinOps Conf 2016 – DevOps-ification of Windows Server”
Expanding The Definition Of Done
This post was written by John Clapham. Look around your team board, is it there? Perhaps there’s a scruffy, and curled post-it to one side, maybe by now it has fallen face down and joined the dust, old avatars and used markers on floor. Perhaps though your definition of done is in better shape; whatContinue reading “Expanding The Definition Of Done”
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