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SD Times news digest: TypeScript 4.3 beta, Pluralsight Skills platform free for the month of April, and Julia 1.6

TypeScript 4.3 beta introduces separate write types on properties, an ‘override’ and the ‘–noImplicitOverride’ flag, template string type improvements and more.  When a method is marked with ‘override,’ TypeScript will always make sure that a method with the same name exists in the base class. If writing override on a method isn’t added, the new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Split’s new feature flag capabilities, IBM Trsuted AI toolkits, and WhiteSource adds support for Microsoft Visual Studio

Split announced new capabilities that allow enterprises to stream feature flags to their apps in milliseconds and to export data records on demand.  As part of the new Feature Flag Data Streaming capability, Split has also included a Data Hub that gives enterprises a single place to view, query and export all of their feature flag … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Optimizely releases A/B testing and feature configuration, Couchbase’s $105 million equity investment, and C# 9.0

Optimizely announced that the free feature flagging plan for development teams Rollouts now includes A/B testing and feature configuration.  “Using feature configuration, product development teams can include variables in their code that can be parameterized and remotely configured from the Optimizely dashboard without redeploying code,” Optimizely wrote in a announcement. The company also introduced the … continue reading

How statistics can lead to a successful experiment

It’s human nature to want things to go your way; dropping little hints for your birthday presents, avoiding certain topics, even companies commissioning surveys tailored to provide results they want has been well documented. But on a more basic level, we subconsciously (and sometimes consciously) will try to influence variables to provide the results we … continue reading

Process drives better feature flag management

Feature experimentation platforms make feature flagging easier to do and easier to manage, but even the greatest tools don’t contain all the DNA an organization needs to succeed. Without a process in place, developers, product managers, and even salespeople may be able to turn flags on and off at will, which may not be the … continue reading

Speed releases with feature flags

Feature experimentation platforms can help organizations deliver software faster because they are aware of expected and unexpected feature-related behavior sooner. As organizations continue to accelerate their release cycles, they continue to ship ever smaller amounts of code that should be experimented with, individually.  “It’s the next obvious step in continuous delivery [because] continuous delivery is … continue reading

Waving the flag for feature experimentation

Digital transformation is making companies more software-dependent than they’ve ever been. As analog products become digital and manual processes are superseded by their automated or machine-assisted equivalents, organizations are building more apps at the core and edge to compete more effectively. One way of hedging bets in an organization’s favor is using feature flagging to … continue reading

Flagging new software features

Decisions, decisions. That’s what attendees said their organizations were struggling with, at the inaugural DECISIONS conference, put on by software experimentation platform provider Split.io in San Francisco last week. Many organizations today find themselves with a mix of senior employees, who have years of institutional knowledge and understanding of their market, and younger workers who … continue reading

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