June 16, 2021

Using Feature Flags For Testing In Production

Using Feature Flags For Testing In Production

Amy Tom talks to Yoz Grahame, a Solutions Architect at LaunchDarkly about feature flags. 🏴 Yoz has worn many hats in his tech career - from programming to movie production to developer advocacy - he seems like he's done it all! Yoz talks about his career...


Amy Tom talks to Yoz Grahame, a Solutions Architect at LaunchDarkly about feature flags. 🏴 Yoz has worn many hats in his tech career - from programming to movie production to developer advocacy - he seems like he's done it all! Yoz talks about his career and how he ended up at LaunchDarkly. Amy gets curious about feature flags and how they work. 🤓

In this episode of The Hacker Noon Podcast:

  • Yoz says that as you become a more experienced engineer, you realize that it is your ability to communicate with others that is important 🗣 (5:40)
  • Yoz took an interest in tech at 5 or 6 years old and learned basic programming on a Sinclair ZX80 (09:15)
  • Yoz talks about how he worked on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in the late '90s 👍 (12:39)
  • Amy asks if Yoz has suffered from switching projects too many times and gets his thoughts on corporate loyalty (16:20)
  • Sooooo Amy wants to know Yoz's process for evaluating project opportunities 🤔 (21:14)
  • What's tech scene like in London? (27:30)
  • Amy attempts to explain feature flags - it actually goes pretty well 😎 (30:30)
  • Yoz talks about the idea of testing in production (36:28)
  • Is there a situation where feature flags don't make sense? ⛳️ (41:10)

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