Feature Flags

Laura gets waaaaay too excited about feature flags, and Lisa very kindly does not mock her too much. They discuss how to use flags to control feature launches and prevent giant merge conflicts. 

I swear this podcast was not sponsored by LaunchDarkly, but it probably should have been. 

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Learning to Code

Micah and Laura talk about how they learned to code and how much harder it was back in the days when you had to write code by carving it into stone tablets with tools made from the bones of a mammoth that you just killed. Also, we give you some advice for where to start and what to learn, if you're so inclined. 

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Security and Privacy

From database dumps to spear phishing to users angry about privacy settings, a lot of privacy and security problems can be prevented by understanding the issues ahead of time. In this episode, Laura and Micah talk about the human causes of privacy and security problems and offer a few solutions for your team. 

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Post Mortems

The only thing worse than causing a major product failure is causing it a second time in the exact same way. That's why it's critical to run a post mortem after you've had any kind of major failure or outage. 

In this podcast, Micah and Laura discuss what people get wrong about post mortems and give some suggestions about making them better. 


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