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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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