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!
Category Archives: Operability
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:
The benefits of using GoCD deployment pipelines for managing Terraform environments
This post was written by Rich Bosomworth. Although an excellent tool for infrastructure orchestration, Terraform plans can quickly become complex and difficult to manage, especially when deploying to multiple environments. In this post we examine the benefits of abstracting away core aspects of the deployment process into a GoCD wrapper and look at the enhancedContinue reading “The benefits of using GoCD deployment pipelines for managing Terraform environments”
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”
Operability.io 2016 – Automation, monitoring and communication (Day 2)
Day 2 of the Operability.io conference!
Operability.io 2016 – Operations is crucial (Day 1)
This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. After the success last year, the Operability.io returned to London on Monday 19th September. The two-day conference was single line, same as last year, and the speakers were hand-picked and carefully chosen by the organisers. Day 1 started with an opening speech by Marco Abis, with Mark Burgess delivering the firstContinue reading “Operability.io 2016 – Operations is crucial (Day 1)”
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”
Operability.io Conference 2015 – Day 2
This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. BUILDING WORLD CLASS OPS TEAMS by Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) Slides Charity Majors started the second day with her energetic and passionate talk about bootstrapping the ops team, highlighting the main problems and solutions.
Operability.io Conference 2015 – Day 1
This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. WHAT EVEN IS OPERABLE? By Andrew Clay Shafer (@littleidea) Andrew Shafer was the first speaker of the day and started the conference with explaining what Operability is and why IT Operations is/can be a huge competitive advantage.
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