As part of Leeds Digital Festival 2019, Conflux hosted the “Sustainable Digital Delivery” event - half a day of talks from local industry experts and community leaders. The topics for the day ranged from the engineering culture, MVP to open API - there was something for everyone. Also, the attendees had an opportunity to discuss the topics further with the speakers after the talks.
Sustainable software delivery through operability - Matthew Skelton - Conflux
Matthew Skelton of Conflux discusses how a focus on operability can help to make software delivery more sustainable for organisations and teams.
Conflux has acquired Skelton Thatcher Publications, a pioneering publisher of books for engineers and practitioners in the software industry.
The Team Guide books from Skelton Thatcher Publications cover Software Operability, Metrics for Business Decisions, Software Testability, and Software Releasability, all areas that are often overlooked by organisations building software systems.
Serverless is an emerging “new normal” for web-based applications and services where the unit of deployment and billing is a single function a few lines of code in length. Serverless enables radical transparency in billing and radical ease of use for developers; when combined with with marketplace (“app store”) offerings from cloud vendors like AWS — allowing teams to compose applications from pre-built functions rather than writing everything themselves — the Serverless provides hugely accelerated development times and (often) reduced operational cost.
I attended and spoke at the excellent DevOps Conference in Munich in November 2017. While I was there, I was interviewed by the conference organisers about common DevOps hurdles and how to overcome them. Here is the interview and my responses: