Book review and interview with Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton, authors of "Build Quality In", a collection of experience reports (including their own) on Continuous Delivery and DevOps initiatives, by authors ranging from in-house technical and process leaders to external consultants implementing technical and organizational improvements.
As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring and fixing systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout an organization and are applicable where testing might require too much scaffolding.
This series explores some of the patterns of behavior of healthy organizations through testimonies from their practitioners and through analysis by consultants in the field.
How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.
There are many different team topologies that can be effective for DevOps. This article explores the cultural differences between them, to help you choose a suitable topology for your organisation.
Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments. 1
We take a look at Etsy's blameless postmortems, both in terms of philosophy, process and practical measures/guidance to avoid blame and better prepare for the next outage. Learning is the key outcome.
The "Lean Enterprise" book authors discuss how traditional management practices fail to balance innovation and product exploitation as they require very different sets of capabilities.
Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.
If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1
This article features highlights from interviews on the state of practice and challenges in release engineering space. Interview questions cover topics like metrics, continuous delivery's benefits. 2