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Matthew Skelton
Works at Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd
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Recently I blogged about the Agile on the Bench conference, a minimum viable conference in a campsite that I ran with David Lowe. It happened last Saturday, 25th July and it was an awesome day. The speakers and audience were fantastic and, much like our lunchtime events, the sun came out, despite the heavy rain the …
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Most people in software agree that unit testing is a good thing. It is certainly one of the biggest developments in the way we code to occur in the last 20 years. Whether you unit test or not, you probably acknowledge the benefits of unit testing. On some projects I follow a TDD approach, on … Read More
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Nice detailed post from Matt Wrock on creating Windows VM images from ISO
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"If you're finding doing agile software development easy, you're probably doing it wrong"
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You can’t attach the debugger to your application in production, but good logging patterns let you diagnose problems during development and in production.
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"an unholy alliance between shareholder value and hierarchical bureaucracy"

"in the process of “aligning” Agile teams with corporate goals such as making quarterly profits and pumping up the stock price, SAFe destroys the very essence of Agile"
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I'm speaking at SQL in the City London 2015. Join me!
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Continuous Delivery specialist. DevOps enthusiast. Operability nut.
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  • Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd
    Co-founder and Principal Consultant, 2014 - present
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    Build & Deployment Architect, 2011 - 2014
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    Technical Director
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    Senior Engineer
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    Senior Software Engineer
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Optimized Flash Storage Platforms: Disrupting the Economics of the Data ...
www.datacenterknowledge.com

When you consider the total cost of ownership, an optimized flash platform costs less than legacy disk-based storage, hybrid storage, or eve

Creating windows base images using Packer and Boxstarter
www.hurryupandwait.io

I've written a couple posts on how to create vagrant boxes for windows and how to try and get the base image as small as possible. These pos

Building Real Software: Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Te...
swreflections.blogspot.com

Feature flags or config flags aka feature toggles aka flippers are an important part of Devops practices like dark launching (releasing feat

Running IT Infrastructure
blog.robthatcher.net

What is IT Infrastructure? This question can be approached from a number of angles, and whilst it is useful to have a standard definition, I

Update on Stack Overflow's Recovery Strategy with SQL Server 2014 - Bren...
www.brentozar.com

Back in 2009 (wow, seems like only yesterday!), I wrote about designing a recovery strategy for Stack Overflow. Back then, I wrote: With the

Guidelines for a Successful Test Strategy | DZone
www.dzone.com

At LMAX where I worked for a while, they have extensive, world-class, automated acceptance testing. LMAX tests every aspect of their system

DevOpsRun: DevOps is great but what about Run? | The IT Skeptic
www.itskeptic.org

Is there a bigger picture than DevOps? (I defined it here). In theory no, it encompasses the whole IT lifecycle of services. But in practice

What DONE Looks Like in DevOps | The Agile Management Blog
blogs.versionone.com

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of DONE in DevOps? If you’re including DevOps in the definition of DONE, what are the agile changes

Dropwizard, Hibernate, mySQL, & Deadlocks | Javalobby
java.dzone.com

Ignorance can be bliss. Well, it can be blissful until your application encounters production loads and begins to wail. Fortunately, you loa

Inspired by... Tech - "Did virtualisation create DevOps? Will Containeri...
jascbu.blogspot.com

--- My Inspiration --- Since mid/late 2014 I have noticed some interesting consequence of containerisation within areas of DevOps and people

Court invalidates four HP patents under Alice | Lexology
www.lexology.com

A California federal judge invalidated four out of eight technology patents that Hewlett-Packard accused a competitor of infringing. HP clai

Microsoft Announces Nano Server
www.petri.com

Microsoft announces Nano Server, a server OS optimized for cloud infrastructure and born-in-the-cloud applications.

A “definition of done” for Agile at scale
www.agileorgdesign.com

It seems everyone wants to scale Agile. Many say they have done so already. But there are different views on what the end state looks like.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace - An exhibition | BCS Academy of Computing
academy.bcs.org

In 2015 the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of computer visionary Ada Lovelace. The centrepiece of th

The end of the good old ITIL world | | Vom Kennen zum Können zum Tun
blog.itil.org

Almost over decades, internal IT organizations have been busy trying to understand how to move away from technology focused 20th century typ

Data Governance and Your Company’s Legal Department - DATAVERSITY
www.dataversity.net

by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm of Information Management recently wrote, “As data governance becomes increasingly part of the business (ra

Tasty, interesting xmas menu, with pork belly pizza and scrummy puddings. However, it was the service which really shone. One of our table was blind, and the skill, care, and understanding shown by our server (female, ex-music student) was exemplary; without fussing, she helped to make everyone feel at home, placing sauces and drinks at convenient arms-reach and noting verbally where they were on the table. Also, the Braille menu was easy to read, and even had amusing anecdotes at the back. Definitely worth a visit if you have Braille-reading friends or colleagues.
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