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What’s The Difference Between Feature Flags and Other “Flags” in Software Engineering?

When I hit the road and chat with people at shows and meetups, I’ll often ask, “Do you use feature flags?” More often than not, the answer is “Yes.” Then I started asking follow-up questions and discovered a confusion we need to clear up.

Dave Karow
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If You Are Doing Experimentation, Do You Need a Roadmap?

“We’re agile, so we don’t need a product roadmap.” In an increasingly agile world, I’ve heard this statement and variations of it time and time again. Organizations implementing agile methods often struggle to see how and where a long-term strategy fits in while working under a philosophy built on uncertainty.…

Jim Semick
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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.

Adil Aijaz
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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.

Adil Aijaz
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Forrester: AD&D Pros Need to Stop Guessing and Start Experimenting

Learn how experimentation platforms help development teams test ideas directly with customers and enable continuous delivery with lower risk.

Lenore Adam
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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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