Using Packer to create Windows AWS AMIs for declarative build agents

This post was written by Chris O’Dell co-author of Team Guide to Software Releasability. Key Takeaways Take advantage of the Cloud to scale your buildagents to meet development workloads (and save costs by turning them off when not in use Use Packer to build declarative golden images, including with Windows, to reduce handcrafted buildagents DevelopersContinue reading “Using Packer to create Windows AWS AMIs for declarative build agents”

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”

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”

All Day DevOps – it is all about culture and collaboration

This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. Tuesday saw the first of its kind, All Day DevOps global online conference and it went great! Many interesting stories, many demos, useful tips and tricks and a lot of food for thought. One of the organisers Mark Miller mentioned that the aim was to make sure thatContinue reading “All Day DevOps – it is all about culture and collaboration”

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.

Database Deployability – #2 Reduce Accidental Complexity

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 – #2 Reduce Accidental Complexity”

Database Deployability – #1 Minimize changes in Production

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 – #1 Minimize changes in Production”

Skelton Thatcher Consulting partners with Redgate to offer Database Lifecycle Management expertise

This post was written by Rob Thatcher, co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability.   Data and databases are often the most tricky part of automated software delivery. At Skelton Thatcher Consulting, we have helped many organisations with data-driven software systems to move towards Continuous Delivery, so we are very pleased to be part of the new partner programContinue reading “Skelton Thatcher Consulting partners with Redgate to offer Database Lifecycle Management expertise”