Essential reading - books from Conflux

Our books help to accelerate and deepen your learning in the field of software systems . We focus on subjects that don't go out of date: fundamental software principles & practices, team interactions, and technology-independent skills. 


Team Guides to Software

The Team Guide series from our Skelton Thatcher Publications imprint takes a team-first approach to software systems with the aim of empowering whole teams to build and operate software systems more effectively. Written and curated by experienced practitioners, the Team Guide books emphasise the need for collaboration and learning, with the team at the centre.

Titles include: Software Operability, Metrics for Business Decisions, Software Testability, Software Releasability.

Visit the Team Guide website for more details.

Build Quality In

Build Quality In is an e-book collection of Continuous Delivery and DevOps experience reports from the wild edited by Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton.

Read and learn from the experiences of 20 authors around the world: how they helped their organisations to adopt Continuous Delivery and DevOps through changes in technologies, teams, and practices.  

70% of royalties from the book are donated to Code Club to help kids learn to code. 

By buying from our shop, we're able to donate more money to Code Club. 

By buying from Leanpub, you get lifetime updates to the book.

Better Whiteboard Sketches

How to Sketch Clear Technical Diagrams

By Matthew Skelton

  • February 2019

  • ISBN 978-1-912058-93-8

Communicate better with colleagues and clients. Reduce ambiguity in diagrams without resorting to Visio or UML.