Dave has three decades of experience in developer tools, developer communities, and evangelizing sustainable software delivery practices. He has held programming, product management, and product marketing roles at Sun Microsystems, Gupta Technologies, Remedy Software, Marimba, Keynote Systems (Dynatrace), SOASTA, and BlazeMeter. Dave’s current passion is demystifying progressive delivery, especially the ways it enables better outcomes by removing constraints and building-in feedback loops.
The same tools and practices that make modern software delivery sustainable and efficient are what our organizations need to achieve greater adaptability.
Why build or buy a robust feature flags as a service platform when you could just implement a simple toggling mechanism as a one-off and be done with it?
Blind spots have a way of coming back to bite you down the road. When building software, the size of that “bite” grows exponentially with time.
Feature flags let you control which users are exposed to code. This super-power of dynamic exposure control drives the top three feature flag use cases.
Which is a better approach to developing, testing, and delivering new code: feature flags, or feature branches? Can you move faster without merge hell?
Learn how Walmart uses product experimentation as a way to increase engineering impact and progressive delivery as a way to reduce the risk of moving fast.
Intrigued by Progressive Delivery, the idea of moving faster & more safely by decoupling deploy from release? Watch or read Safe at Any Speed!
We had an amazing time at this year’s AWS re:Invent in Vegas. We were able to chat with more than 2,000 developers, operators, and cloud architects that stopped by. A few observations: Feature flags were a hot topic. We chatted with quite a few organizations that are already getting value…
Great teams don’t run experiments to prove they are right; they run them to answer questions. Guard against wishful thinking and hidden biases with this shortlist of core principles for productive online controlled experiments. (Video, transcript and screenshots from talk given at Pinterest HQ on September 13, 2019)
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