A Guide to Continuous Delivery and Release Automation for Microservices

Anders Wallgren highlights the role of microservices in the continuous delivery process – a set of independent, compartmentalized services that are tailored towards specific functions.  He talks about the pros and cons of microservices and the best practices for designing CD pipelines for harness these microservices. By splitting the monolithic application into smaller services and decoupling interdependencies […]

Patterns in Continuous Delivery

I recommend checking out this Dzone Ref Card on continuous delivery. It will highlight the fundamentals of continuous delivery in your development cycle, including the terminology and nomenclature. With Continuous Delivery (CD), teams continuously deliver new versions of software to production by decreasing the cycle time between an idea and usable software through the automation […]

Architecting a Better Rollout with Continuous Delivery

LaunchDarkly and Codeship recently released a webinar on Continuous Delivery.  They talk about the newest ways to implement continuous delivery using automated tools and feature flags. Quality assurance doesn’t end after you deploy. In a recent webinar hosted jointly by Codeship andLaunchDarkly, Codeship co-founder Florian Motlik said, “While QA is undoubtedly important, you need to extend […]

Feature Branching

Benefits of Feature Branching In this InfoQ interview, Steve Smith talks about the significance of feature branching and its impact on continuous integration.  Essentially, feature branching allows you to work on features independently.  This helps avoid conflicts with other developers’ branches when it comes time to merge.  It also simplifies the process of code reviews and […]

Trunk Based Development

Check out this great Dzone article on Trunk Based Development. Trunk Based Development is a style of software development in which all developers commit their changes to a single shared trunk in source control, and every commit yields a production-ready build. It is a prerequisite for Continuous Delivery as it ensures that all code is continuously integrated […]

Top Feature Toggle Tools for 2016

Hey there! I just wanted to point out some cool things regarding feature flag development in 2016.  There seems to be a shift in continuous delivery where we need to satisfy customer demands to release better software faster.  This is the year where canary deployments will become a necessary continuous delivery process. Top Feature Toggle Tools […]

DevOps / Feature Flags / Incremental Rollouts

CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS Every morning, I roll out of bed at 8:01am and lazily reach for my phone to check my Apple News feed.   Sometimes, the app has the audacity to make me wait 2 full seconds before it refreshes my feed with 100 articles from dozens of sources around the web. Unacceptable!  I want my […]

Feature Flags for mobile iOS Released

 SOURCE: EDITH HARBAUGH @launchdarkly Mobile feature flagging has always been the next step for LaunchDarkly. In fact, I’ve heard a drumbeat of questions of “when mobile, when mobile, when mobile?” We’re pleased to announce that yes, LaunchDarkly mobile iOS SDK is now in beta! Mobile feature flagging is perhaps even MORE useful than web feature […]

Feature Flag Driven Development by Justin @ LaunchDarkly

Source: Justin Baker @ LaunchDarkly This article provides a broad and comprehensive overview of feature flag driven development, from gradual rollouts to A/B testing. A TYPICAL AFTERNOON It’s an uneventful Friday afternoon.  You’re ready to head home, hit the gym, and spend time with the family.  The last thing you’d want to do is deploy some new […]

Feature Flag Advanced Uses

Feature flags are great for feature rollouts and canary launches, but what about system-saving functionality?  Imagine being able to funnel all of your traffic away from a broken application to a redundant cloud backup without any service disruption.  That is the true power of feature flags.  It is the ability to toggle sub-sections of your application […]

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