You build it, You run it (Why developers should also be on call)

This post was written by Chris O’Dell co-author of Team Guide to Software Releasability.   It’s all about Feedback Loops The Continuous Delivery Pipeline is familiar to most developers.  It’s a collaborative process built upon loops of feedback at every stage.  A new feature will defined between a Product Manager, a Developer and a QualityContinue reading “You build it, You run it (Why developers should also be on call)”

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”

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”

Artifactory for global software teams

  This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability.   Artifactory is an excellent solution to the problem of package management and binary artefact distribution when teams are spread around the world. The caching and data replication features of the Artifactory Enterprise edition hugely simplify global software development.

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”

Pipeline 2017

This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. It is that time of the year and we are excited to be at PIPELINE again. Organised by Matthew Skelton, Steve Smith, Chris O’Dell, Beccy Stafford and Inka Howorth, the “unconference” is getting better and better every year!  After a quick opening by Inka Howorth and Chris O’Dell the conference started with theContinue reading “Pipeline 2017”

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.

Migrating Infrastructure to the Cloud using AWS and Chef

This is a guest post from Kamalika Majumder, an Independent Cloud and DevOps Consultant and founder of CloudKata (previously Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks). For the past seven odd years, she has been helping enterprise customers apply DevOps practices and culture in their organisations and have also been helping them go to Cloud securely with scale. YouContinue reading “Migrating Infrastructure to the Cloud using AWS and Chef”

“Internal Tech Conferences – How and Why” – InfoQ

  Internal ‘tech’ conferences can make a big impact on your organisation’s level of sharing and communication, thus while they are yet not very common, more and more people are trying to use this powerful tool to spread new ideas and practices. With this view in mind, Matthew Skelton (Co-founder at Skelton Thatcher Consulting) and Victoria Morgan-Smith (Agile Delivery Coach, Financial Times)Continue reading ““Internal Tech Conferences – How and Why” – InfoQ”