Tue, 3 Mar




None. No computers will be needed by attendees for the tutorial.

Tutorial: Practical & Sustainable Continuous Delivery [Sold out]

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Continuous Delivery (CD) involves much more than a deployment pipeline pushing applications to a set of cloud servers.

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how and why to build a ‘walking skeleton’ deployment pipeline, how to use 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.


Level/audience: Beginner/Intermediate. This tutorial is for practitioners and managers within organisations ‘on the road’ towards Continuous Delivery who may have taken some of the first steps already, but who are looking for practical demonstrations and knowledge which can be taken back to their own organisations.

Matthew Skelton Elsewhere