One of the goals of DevOps is to make software systems work better in Production, and this characteristic of ‘working well in Production’ is known as operability. Here are the slides I used (available from http://www.slideshare.net/matthewskelton/software-operability-and-run-book-collaboration-29511196):
I presented at DevOps Summit, Amsterdam on 14th November 2013 on Software Operability and Run Book Collaboration, and facilitated some of the sessions. Here are the slides from my talk, and the closing Q&A slides:
Software Operability and Run Book Collaboration
DevOps Summit 14 November 2013 – Closing Q&A
It was a privilege to be part of the first WebPerfDays EU in London on 5th October 2012. Together with the folks from CCPGames, I facilitated a session on Continuous Delivery, opening the discussion with an overview of how build & deployment shapes software architecture at thetrainline.com:
The Continuous Delivery session prompted some excellent discussions around CD; there seems to be interest in setting up a London-based meetup, which I agreed to help coordinate.
Kudos to Steve Thair (@TheOpsMgr) and team for organizing such an excellent event.
I gave an ignite talk* at IASA UK’s second ignite series, slightly cryptically entitled “Architecting the Impossible“. Having seen just how strongly build and deployment concerns can shape the software that we put into production, I spoke on How build and deployment should shape software architectures, ending with the slightly (and deliberately) controversial point that:
software architecture is a function of build and deployment concerns (for some systems)
Thanks to the good folks at IASA, especially Matt Deacon, and Endava, who hosted the event in London.
*(5 mins, 20 slides, 15 secs per slide, auto-forwarding)