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Team Guide to Software Operability
Team Guide to Software Operability
Team Guide to Software Operability

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Last updated on 2016-12-29

About the Book

Team Guide to Software Operability is the first guidebook in the new collection from Skelton Thatcher Publications.

Learn how a focus on software operability helps to increase system reliability, reduce problems in Production, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

The ‘Team Guide’ collection is designed to help teams building and running software systems to be as effective as possible.

Guides are curated by experienced practitioners and emphasise the need for collaboration and learning, with the team at the centre.

About the Authors

Matthew Skelton
Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (, he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability.

Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at and is co-author of the books Database Lifecycle Management (Redgate, 2015), Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016), and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016)

Rob Thatcher
Rob Thatcher

Rob Thatcher has worked on technology deployment, management and support projects in the financial services industry for over 15 years, with technologies including Solaris, Linux, Microsoft, Cisco and Juniper networking.

Prior to that he spent time working in a range of IT roles from task scheduling to teaching and mentoring IT skills in the workplace.

He has built and led successful matrix teams, combining IT staff across multiple disciplines, for managing electronic trading platforms, technical infrastructure, remote offices, VPN services, virtual machines, and storage platforms. He has co-built four trading floors in the City of London along with associated data-centre and Direct Market Access components.

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About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Skelton Thatcher Publications

Developing and running modern software systems requires teams of motivated and well-trained people; however, most IT books are written for the individual technologist. The Team Guide series from Skelton Thatcher Publications takes a team-first approach to software systems with the aim of empowering whole teams to build and operate software systems more effectively.

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