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Dave Karow

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.

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Do You Really Need that Change Advisory Board?

If our organizations want to survive this period of political and economic uncertainty, they must be able to move with speed and adaptability.

Dave Karow
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Adaptability in Software Development Must be Powered by Informed Action

The same tools and practices that make modern software delivery sustainable and efficient are what our organizations need to achieve greater adaptability.

Dave Karow
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Why You Need Feature Flags as a Service

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?

Dave Karow
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Continuous Integration: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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.

Dave Karow
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Top 3 Feature Flag Use Cases

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.

Dave Karow
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Feature Flags vs. Feature Branches

Which is a better approach to developing, testing, and delivering new code: feature flags, or feature branches? Can you move faster without merge hell?

Dave Karow
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Know Your Why: Experimentation and Progressive Delivery at Walmart Grocery

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.

Dave Karow
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Progressive Delivery: Safe at Any Speed Playlist, Blogs

Intrigued by Progressive Delivery, the idea of moving faster & more safely by decoupling deploy from release? Watch or read Safe at Any Speed!

Dave Karow
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Top Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2019

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…

Dave Karow

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