Join us for this half day tutorial, an guide to getting started with Continuous Delivery (CD). Taken from the sold out QCon London 2015 tutorial 'Practical and Sustainable Continuous Delivery', this tutorial is a condensed version of the full day tutorial, and will introduce key concepts and show you how to get started with your journey towards CD.
Continuous Delivery involves much more than a deployment pipeline pushing applications to a set of cloud servers. In this tutorial, attendees will learn about the ‘walking skeleton’ deployment pipeline approach, Vagrant with ElasticSearch/LogStash/Kibana (ELK) for application debugging in development, how and when to use Semantic Versioning (SemVer) for packages, and techniques for enhancing the operability of software systems.
We will also explore some of the ‘bigger picture’ aspects of Continuous Delivery that ultimately determine whether a programme of work to adopt CD within an organisation will succeed or fail: Conway’s Law, team topologies, value stream mapping, test strategy, the effect of staff incentives, how to choose tools to encourage collaboration, and the relationship between Agile and IT service management (ITSM) methodologies.
This tutorial is for practitioners and managers within organisations heading towards Continuous Delivery who are looking for practical approaches and knowledge which can be taken back to their own organisations.
Matthew Skelton has been building and operating non-trivial software systems since 1998 in many industry sectors. With significant software architecture experience, he brings a systems thinking approach to software delivery. He has specific expertise in Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and software operability, has helped numerous organisations adopt Continuous Delivery, he is a regular speaker at tech community events and is currently co-writing a book on Continuous Delivery for Databases.
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