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Engineering Burnout: What it is and how Experimentation and Continuous Delivery can help

The effects of burnout can be significant for any software development organization, large or small. In this blog post, we discuss how burnout can be alleviated with an agile workflow powered by feature flags, a robust feature experimentation platform and incremental feature rollouts using continuous delivery.

Henry Jewkes
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Why an SRE should be among your first 15 hires

As an engineering organization begins to scale, the focus on a sound production environment becomes more important. Learn more about the SRE role and why it should be fitted in earlier into your hiring plan.

Pato Echague
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An Interview with Jez Humble on Continuous Delivery, Engineering Culture, and Making Decisions

Chances are if you’re an engineer or product manager who works on anything even somewhat related to continuous delivery, Jez Humble wrote your handbook. Literally. This co-author of the Jolt award-winning Continuous Delivery also made hefty contributions to both Lean Enterprise and The DevOps Handbook. And if his list of…

Kimbre Lancaster
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Shift Right with Feature Flags: Best Practices for Testing in Production

The shift-left testing emphasizes test execution early and often, providing rapid feedback to development teams for each new code commit. Shift-right extends application testing into the production environment. Learn about the benefits and recommended best practices of using feature flags to support Testing in Production.

Lenore Adam
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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.

Adil Aijaz
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Why Quality Automation Engineer should be among your first 10 hires

At Split, our first hire was a Quality Automation (QA) Engineer. It would be an understatement to call it unusual. I’ve yet to see another company that has done this. However, it is one of the best decisions we have ever made.

Pato Echague
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Top 5 Predictions in DevOps and Analytics for 2018

New technology is becoming available for use by enterprises to help them make smarter product decisions. Here are the top 5 trends we see unfolding in 2018.

Ed Sawma
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Dropbox’s Stormcrow and The New Era of Customer Experience Control

With Dropbox’s announcement of Stormcrow, they join an elite group of large tech companies handling controlled rollouts internally. But what do these systems have in common, and how can they be applied to any business using Split?

Adil Aijaz
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Releasing with Feature Flags Instead of Feature Branches

Feature branching relies heavily on a human process to validate releases, often causing backups that effect the rest of the business. These slowdowns can be avoided by using feature flags, allowing engineers to QA as they go, and QA teams to spend their time creating automation and verification software, rather than inspecting branches.

Adil Aijaz

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