We have joined the Conflux Books family

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!

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 DZone Guide to DevOps: Continuous Delivery and Automation, Volume IV

DZone has recently released the latest version of their free DevOps report: “The DZone Guide to DevOps: Continuous Delivery and Automation, Volume IV”, a collection of articles, reports and surveys by IT experts.

Database Deployability – #7 Avoid Production-only tooling and config where possible

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 – #7 Avoid Production-only tooling and config where possible”

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”

Free eBook – DevOps Journeys

DevOps has become a highly common term with more and more organisations adopting it, however, the idea is still quite new and everybody has their own opinion on what it actually is. Considering this, Linux Recruit interviewed fourteen industry experts about their experiences and tried to reach a common definition, overviewing the current state of DevOps andContinue reading “Free eBook – DevOps Journeys”

Database Deployability – #5 Source Business Intelligence from a Data Warehouse

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 – #5 Source Business Intelligence from a Data Warehouse”

Database Deployability – #4 Name Things Transparently

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 – #4 Name Things Transparently”

Database Deployability – #3 Archive, Distinguish, and Split Data

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 – #3 Archive, Distinguish, and Split Data”

InfoQ – “Q&A on Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net”

    Chris O’Dell and Matthew Skelton have recently collaborated with O’Reilly Media and published a book titled “Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net“. This quick guide is meant to show that continuous delivery can work very well with .Net and Windows environments despite the common misconception that it is for Linux users only.