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Adil Aijaz

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The 80% Rule of Software Development

Software development has an impact gap: 80% of features have no or negative impact.

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To Feature Flag is to Experiment

With feature flags as a foundation for controlled rollout, dev teams can measure and experiment as they deliver new features.

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Feature Flag Anti-Patterns: Flags to Manage API Versions

When versioning your API, consider the tradeoffs between distinct microservices and feature flags.

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To Stage or Not to Stage: Moving Fast to Production

Staging environments aren’t great reflections of reality. Instead, investing in CI/CD, feature flags, and QA can skip your code straight to production.

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The 5 Phases of a Feature Launch

Feature launches in leading engineering teams increasingly look like a ramp rather than a one time switch, going through dogfooding, debugging, max power ramp, scalability and learning phases.

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Release Frequency: A Need for Speed

If your release train is moving slower than you would like, take a look at these three essential ingredients you should have.

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OODA Loops in Product Management

Col. John Boyd came up with a theory of warfare called the OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act). Companies compete through OODA loops in product. Instead of air-to-air combat, a company that is better at “rapidly delivering valuable software” has a better chance for overcoming competition.

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Managing Feature Flag Debt with Split

Following up from the excellent post by Pete Hodgson on Retiring Your Flags, and his presentation at the Meetup we recently sponsored, I wanted to dive into how Split plays a role in managing your flag debt. Feature flags (aka toggles, flips, gates, or switches) are a software delivery concept…

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Linking Multiple Features to Better Target Users with Split’s Dependency Matcher

Dependency matching is a powerful tool to tie the experience of a customer between two features. Combined with Split’s ability to ramp, combine different matchers, and negation, you will benefit from the capability to granularly understand and target your customer base, and to roll out features accordingly.

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