Month: February 2016

How to Use Feature Flags

There are two basic types of feature flags: release toggles and business toggles. Release toggles are used for rolling out new features in continuous deployment. Business toggles allow for restricted user access such as through premium accounts. The simplest feature flags are boolean statements however they can be more.

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9 Beliefs Developers Hold That Are Not True

While it is not an exhaustive list everything from interacting with others to interacting with databases, to changing specs mid project, and misunderstandings about how business works are covered. These are the sort of critical mis-communications and non-optimal behaviors that distinguish a less experienced and less professional developer from those that have played the game a while and gotten some life experience. Being aware of these will help improve your employer’s (and fellow coworker’s) perception of you, as well as steer you away from problems that can cause you grief later.

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