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)”

DevOpsDays London 2017: Mental Wellbeing, Learnings from the Unexpected and Incident Management

This post was written by Chris O’Dell co-author of Team Guide to Software Releasability. DevOpsDays was back in London this week and was lucky enough to go along on the second day. The format was a mix of presentations the morning, ignite talks after lunch and Open Spaces for the remainder of the day.  I particularlyContinue reading “DevOpsDays London 2017: Mental Wellbeing, Learnings from the Unexpected and Incident Management”

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”

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”

Proud to support DevOps Lisbon – 500 members and growing!

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. The DevOps Lisbon meetup help its first meetup in April 2016 and now has over 500 members (Manuel Pais, who leads our Build Engineering capability at Skelton Thatcher Consulting, is one of the co-founders). With regular monthly talks on topics such as Test AutomationContinue reading “Proud to support DevOps Lisbon – 500 members and growing!”

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”