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”

Patterns of DevOps Culture

The latest InfoQ eMag is all about the DevOps and the culture patterns. It is a selection of popular DevOps articles published on InfoQ.com and hand picked by the editorial team. This eMag is a good learning tool and overviews the actualities that you need to know regarding DevOps. We are very happy to have beenContinue reading “Patterns of DevOps Culture”

Webinar – DevOps: Successful Communication Patterns for Effective Responsibilities

We were pleased to host a webinar on 14th October 2015 with Sabine Bernecker-Bendixen of Sof-IT and our own Matthew Skelton where we discussed some real-world successful communication patterns for DevOps. Here is what was discussed:

Database connection auditing for Continuous Delivery

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Continuous Delivery of software systems can be a struggle if a central database is accessed by multiple applications directly, due to the (perceived) increased risk and the need for coordination across different teams. In this post, we demonstrate some techniques for discovering theContinue reading “Database connection auditing for Continuous Delivery”

Bridge the Business-DevOps gap with agile practices

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Some organisations are attempting to adopt DevOps without really understanding or adopting agile practices for software product development, and so are missing out on significant opportunities for improved innovation, delivery, and operation of their software systems. This gap between DevOps and ‘product’ orContinue reading “Bridge the Business-DevOps gap with agile practices”

Microservices, data strategy, and data fragmentation – interview on InfoQ

At QCon London 2015, InfoQ interviewed Matthew Skelton, Co-founder of Skelton Thatcher Consulting, about Continuous Delivery, DevOps, microservices, tools, and teams. Here is an excerpt from the part of the interview on InfoQ covering microservices and data strategy:

Continuous Delivery: Tools, Collaboration, and Conway’s Law – slides from QCon London

We were asked to speak in the DevOps & Continuous Delivery track at QCon London this year, and on 5th March our co-founder Matthew Skelton gave a talk on ‘Continuous Delivery: Tools, Collaboration, and Conway’s Law‘. Here are the slides and some photos from the talk:

Skelton Thatcher Consulting launches ‘Effective DevOps’ series of seminar based workshops

  Skelton Thatcher Consulting has launched a series of workshops and seminars – Effective DevOps – for people within organisations beginning to adopt DevOps as a practice.

Video: the future of DevOps – teams, outsourcing, responsibilities

As part of the Rackspace DevOpsBreakfast event in August 2014, we discussed the future of teams, responsibilities, and outsourcing in a DevOps context; this was in response to a question from Sean Ferigan (@ferigan): How do you see DevOps evolving over, say, the next few years? Are there any particular trends emerging? Here is theContinue reading “Video: the future of DevOps – teams, outsourcing, responsibilities”

How to choose tools for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. With an ever-increasing array of tools and technologies claiming to ‘enable DevOps’, how do we know which tools to try or to choose? In-house, open source, or commercial? Ruby or shell? Dedicated or plugins? It transpires that highly collaborative practices such as DevOpsContinue reading “How to choose tools for DevOps and Continuous Delivery”