Build Quality In
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About the Book
Build Quality In
The interdependent disciplines of Continuous Delivery and DevOps are of immense value to an organisation, but they are hard. We have seen Continuous Delivery and DevOps work in the wild, as have other practitioners. We want to help people on their own Continuous Delivery and DevOps journey, by sharing the experiences of those who have done it – what worked, what didn’t, and the highs and lows of trying to build quality into an organisation.
We have an incredible group of Continuous Delivery and DevOps practitioners, who have freely shared their own first-hand experiences in this area.
- Alex Wilson and Benji Weber
- Amy Phillips
- Anna Shipman
- Chris O’ Dell
- James Betteley
- Jan-Joost Bouwman
- Jennifer Smith
- John Clapham
- Marc Cluet
- Martin Jackson
- Matthew Skelton
- Niek Bartholomeus
- Phil Wills and Simon Hildrew
- Rachel Laycock
- Rob Lambert and Lyndsay Prewer
- Sriram Narayanan
- Steve Smith
Thanks to all our contributors!
The Continuous Delivery foreword is written by Dave Farley. Dave Farley is co-author of the Jolt award winning book Continuous Delivery. He has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. Over that period he has worked on most types of software. He has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, large and small. Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s. More recently Dave has worked in the field of low latency computing developing high performance software for the finance industry. Dave currently works for KCG Ltd.
The DevOps foreword is written by Patrick Debois. Patrick Debois is a developer, manager, sysadmin, and tester. He first presented concepts on Agile Infrastructure at Agile 2008 in Toronto, and in 2009 he organized the first DevOpsDays . Since then he has been promoting the notion of ‘devops’ to exchange ideas between these groups and show how they can help each other to achieve better results in business.
We are donating 70% of author royalties to Code Club – a not-for-profit organisation that runs a UK-wide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. We passionately believe that diversity within the IT industry must improve, and efforts must start in our schools. A purchase of our book at $20.00 will yield a donation of $12.26 and a purchase at $25.00 will yield a donation of $15.40.
Thank you for buying Build Quality In. As well as providing a range of in-depth Continuous Delivery and DevOps stories, your purchase will contribute to children learning to code and general skills such as problem solving and collaboration regardless of their gender or ethnicity.
Doing the DevOps thing
Chris O'Dell is a Senior Developer at JUST EAT. She has nearly ten years experience working on the back-ends of web based services, primarily in .Net, most recently focussing on Web APIs.
Chris has a keen interest in Test Driven Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile development practices. She lives in London and in her spare time has begun learning to play the Cello.
Niek Bartholomeus is a DevOps and Continuous Delivery evangelist who has implemented a Continuous Delivery pipeline during his most recent mission at ReQtest, a small agile company. Before that he was a technical architect at a large financial institution where he was responsible for bringing together the dev and ops teams, on a cultural as well as a tooling level. He currently works as a DevOps consultant for BMC. He has a background as a software architect and developer and is fascinated by finding the big picture out of the smaller pieces.
Continuous Delivery Consultant, Thoughtworks
Process Owner Service Operations and Service Transition
Systems Architect / Integrator / DevOps / Hacker
Jennifer Smith is a Software Consultant for ThoughtWorks Australia. She originally got into software development through the coincidence of mandatory C++ classes that formed part of her Music Technology degree. She equally accidentally became interested world of infrastructure and operations worked ‘cos you gotta get software out somehow! Grudgingly this has translated into actually enjoying learning more about infrastructure and understanding how to keep things running in production.
Rob Lambert is heading up Engagement and Enablement at a fast paced, forward thinking Tech company where he helps people perform at their best. He started work as a Software Tester, building a strong foundation as The Social Tester. He then became a Development Manager where he helped build an outstanding Software Development team with agility and learning at its core.
Lyndsay is an Agile Delivery Consultant. He’s passionate about helping people, teams and products become even more awesome. A former rocket-scientist, over the last two decades he’s helped ten companies in both hemispheres improve their solution delivery.
Freelance Linux and Virtualization Consultant
A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.
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