About the Book
Learn how a focus on software operability helps to increase system reliability, reduce problems in Production, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
Software operability is the measure of how well a software system works when operating 'live' in production, whether that is the public cloud, a co-located datacentre, an embedded system, or a remote sensor forming part of an Internet of Things (IoT) network. We say that a software system with good operability works well and is operable. A highly operable software system is one that minimizes the time and effort needed for unplanned interventions (whether manual or automated) in order to keep the system running.
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 is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. Head of Consulting at Conflux (confluxdigital.net), he specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability and organisation dynamics for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.
Recognised by TechBeacon in 2018 as one of the top 100 people to follow in DevOps, Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com and is co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016). He is also co-founder at Conflux Books which publishes books for technologists by technologists.
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.