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Technical Debt Management with Feature Flags: Strategy & Best Practices

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Technical debt is accumulated as unmanaged flags accrue in an application’s code. And the associated marginal gain (i.e. each unmanaged flag added) directly impacts the amount of time and resources needed for testing. This can lead to more serious issues with the affected development, performance/testing and product processes becoming more expensive. As software teams grow …

Application Security Testing Techniques

Recommended Application Security Testing (AST) Techniques

Thursday, July 23, 2020

There are some very interesting takeaways from Gartner’s recent report “How to Deploy and Perform Application Security Testing” (published March 20, 2020, Gartner subscription required). Primarily, “application security testing (AST) is a critical practice within the software development life cycle (SDLC) and covers multiple techniques, from early development stages through to, and including, production.” Clearly, …

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10 Visual Studio Navigation Productivity Tips

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A large code base is a complex asset. Visual Studio is a complex environment. In this context developers spend a significant part of their time searching and navigating across code elements and the multiple IDE tools and options. Fortunately Visual Studio proposes many features to simplify navigation that I am going to present.  Note that …

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Just like New Year’s resolutions, a lot of people make predictions — but not everyone follows up on them. Last year, we looked into the 2019 crystal ball and tried to predict the trends concerning cybersecurity for that year. Now that it’s 2020, let’s review those predictions to see how well we did, and make some new …

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Testing with Feature Flags to Improve Developer Productivity

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Feature Flags can improve your continuous integration process in a number of ways. This post will focus on how CloudBees Feature Flags can help improve your developer productivity and shorten the feedback loop with the Flag Override view for frontend validation.  It includes Javascript in examples, but the override view can be used in all available platforms. The flag …