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.
About the Editors
Steve Smith is a Continuous Delivery consultant at Continuous Delivery Consulting. As an early adopter of Continuous Delivery, Steve has overseen Continuous Delivery transformation programmes in multiple organisations to reduce lead times and increase product revenues.
Steve is the author of "Measuring Continuous Delivery", co-author of "Build Quality In", and co-organiser of the annual PIPELINE conference. Steve blogs at Continuous Delivery Consulting and is on Twitter at @AgileSteveSmith.
Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (https://skeltonthatcher.com/), 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 devopstopologies.com 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)