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Patch Your Brain — PR-sized posts about continuous delivery

What is Cycle Time?

November 9, 2018

Cycle Time is a comprehensive and versatile metric. It's a boon to any developer concerned with maximizing the impact of their effort. Let's examine this metric and how it may lead you to a streamlined, automated software delivery pipeline.

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Continuous Delivery For Hiring

October 24, 2018

Continuous Delivery removes the friction of delivering code to production. We can apply similar principles to the hiring process in software engineering. Let's examine some experiments you can run on your own hiring pipeline and the benefits you should expect to achieve.

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Calculating Cycle Time

October 10, 2018

"Cycle Time" is a valuable indicator of health for a software delivery pipeline. The calculation of this metric is disputed in software engineering circles. Let's examine the debate and a few formulas you can use.

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Delivery Metrics Worth Tracking

September 17, 2018

What software delivery performance metrics are worth tracking? Here's a testamonial about metrics that matter from an engineering manager at PBS.

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Feature Flags in JavaScript with Vanna

August 29, 2018

Vanna is an easy-to-use feature flagging library. It's lightweight and currently used in production at PBS. In this tutorial we'll go through the easiest way to get started.

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Trunk-based Development with Feature Flags

August 1, 2018

Don't waste time coordinating the features you release with the code you deploy to production. Read the parable of the grocery bagger and heed its cautionary tale. 🛒

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Pitching Continuous Delivery to Management

July 21, 2018

Integrating continuous delivery practices can disrupt institutional processes. Upper management can provide air cover for the transformation. Let's review a presentation that will help management support the changes you're trying to make.

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Toggle Django Views with Cookies

June 19, 2018

We can toggle features at many points in our code. This tutorial describes one way to switch features with cookies at the view level.

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