Rob Hornby

John Lewis

Software Delivery (A) 2020
Software Delivery (A)
Thursday 11.30 - 12.15

Session type: Lecture

From 10 to 4000 deployments a year on the John Lewis & Partners Digital Platform

How do you go from 10 to 4000 deployments a year, at one of Britain’s oldest, largest, and most popular retailers?

In 2017, John Lewis & Partners had an ecommerce monolith with 10 deployments a year. We committed to a digital platform and cloud-based microservices. In 2019, we had 22 teams with 30 products, and 4000+ deployments

We’d like to share how we’ve built our digital platform, some of our socio-technological challenges, and how we encourage Continuous Delivery and Operability at scale


Rob is the Platform Lead at John Lewis & Partners. Rob has worked at John Lewis & Partners for 10 years in a variety of roles including Test Manager, Transformation Lead, and Platform Lead. Rob tweets at @hornbyrob, blogs at software-engineering, and is a keen runner.


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