REST API: Your Guide to Getting Started Quickly

Here a post I wrote for Stackify a while ago. You can find the original here.   Even though REpresentational State Transfer, also known as REST, is often referred to as a protocol, it’s an architectural style. It defines how applications communicate over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Applications that use REST are loosely-coupled and […]

A Guide to Getting Started Quickly with the Feature Toggle in Java

This is the first post I wrote for the Rollout blog. The original is here. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the feature flag posts, and it’s something I plan on adding the enviornment at the day job soon.   Feature toggles (also known as feature flags) are simple. You want to introduce […]

Creating a New Project with TeamCity

Here’s a post I wrote for the Techtown blog a while back. The original is here. Techtown also offers a course about using TeamCity for Continuous Integration. I am a big fan of Jetbrain’s products, especially this one.   TeamCity is a continuous integration server that supports building and deploying a variety of different project […]

Agile Release Train Smells – The Most Common Mistakes

Here’s a post I wrote for EnoV8 a while back. You can find the original here. Whether your organization is starting an agile transformation now or is well on its way, there are always pitfalls. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a big leap for most organizations. After all, even if some of your development teams […]

How to Measure Lines of Code? Let’s Count the Ways

Here’s a post I wrote for NDepend a while back.  The original post is here, on their blog. NDepend’s tools for .Net are very cool and made me jealous. We don’t have anything close to that powerful for Java. This post was a lot of fun to write, since counting lines of code is one of […]

Docker Tutorial: Get Going From Scratch

This is a post I wrote for Stackify a while back. You can find the original here. Docker is one of the most exciting technologies I’ve seen in a long time. I enjoy working with it. Docker is a platform for packaging, deploying, and running applications. Docker applications run in containers that can be used […]

Getting Started With the Swift iOS Feature Flag

This is another post I wrote for the Rollout blog. You can find the original right here. This post was a lot of fun to write since I hadn’t done any IOS development in a few years. Mobile users expect more. They want their applications to be as stable as yesterday while looking and acting […]

The Spring Feature Toggle: Your Guide to Getting Started Quickly

This is a post I wrote for Rollout, a tech company that has a system for managing feature toggles in enterprise applications. The original post is here. When it comes to agile development and “moving fast and breaking stuff,” many people think of REST APIs. Decomposing services into manageable building blocks with clearly defined interfaces […]

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