Perhaps you have built a tight feature flag package that you can deploy. It has a Slick REST API in a microservice where you can query a flag saying, “Are you on?” It seems easy for other services to...
Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to visit a site on your phone and you get a pop-up that says, “for the best experience, download our app”? You don’t want a different app for each...
- Melissa McEwen
- Jul 12, 2018
Every DevOps initiative needs support from leadership. Without DevOps leadership support, teams won’t be able to move forward smoothly. Leaders have a significant impact on results—not just with DevOps, but...
- Christian Meléndez
- Jul 10, 2018
Have you heard the buzz about service migration? Do you want to know why it’s important to your agility? In this post, I’ll explain what service migration is and how it may be important to your company....
- Rich Dammkoehler
- Jul 05, 2018
In the early days of software, the US federal government funded software projects using many different contractors. The results varied wildly. Many projects overran their budgets and schedules. Even more...
- Rodney Smith
- Jul 03, 2018
Mobile apps are often tied to backend services and are expected to evolve in parallel with them. Of course, the backend developers have it a lot easier. They can release a new version of their application pretty...
- Eric Goebelbecker
- Jun 28, 2018
Around the same time Git got popular, the trend for writing web-based applications using object-relational mapping (ORM) libraries also became well known. The key idea was this: since developers can make changes in...
- T.J. Simmons
- Jun 26, 2018
Atlassian has rolled out a groundbreaking integration. You can now view feature flag information right within a Jira issue. At first glance, this might seem passingly interesting more than groundbreaking. If you...
There has been a big push lately to have enterprises focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. The Lean Startup began as a system for, well, startups. Now it’s seen as an important component in the...
- Sylvia Fronczak
- Jun 21, 2018
Ten years ago, I was just starting out in my career as a developer. Back then, I was using subversion for my version control—then I came across Git. I remember how thrilled I was to find that Git worked way better...
- T.J. Simmons
- Jun 19, 2018
Continuous deployment may sound like a magical, mystical thing. No manual deployments? Production code with no pain? Sign me up! But then the reality hits you: what tools do I use? What if they’re hard to...
As leaders, we always want to get the best out of our people. So it’s not surprising that many brilliant thinkers have spent a lot of time pondering management theories. When great men and women contemplate a...