Pull requests are great for open source. But they can hinder the team performance

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“Pull here” written above a handle
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  • Has the commercial software industry unconsciously acquired feature…


Are sprints really working for your team?

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Marinesdrilling
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  • Decoupling physical deployments from “go-lives” — we can turn features on at any point, separately from physically deploying the code.
  • Decoupling features from a release — if we discover a feature has an issue post deployment, we can turn it off rather than rollback the entire release, therefore mitigating risk.
  • Avoiding separate long running branches — long running branches are a recipe for pain; a maintenance burden likely to produce merge conflicts as well as increasing the chances of finding issues at the…

David Masters

Software developer on the south coast of the UK. Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

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