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Ben Nadel at InVision In Real Life (IRL) 2018 (Hollywood, CA) with: Eric Betts
Ben Nadel at InVision In Real Life (IRL) 2018 (Hollywood, CA) with: Eric Betts ( @AGuyNamedBettse )

Feature Flags Book: Life Without Automated Testing

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People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

— George Bernard Shaw (misquoted)

This may be shocking to some engineers; but, I haven't written a test in years. And, I deploy code to production anywhere between 5 and 10 times a day.

Now, I'll caveat this by saying that I don't write and distribute library code for broad consumption—I maintain a large SaaS product over which the company has full end-to-end control. If your context is different—if the distance between your code and your consumer is vast—this chapter may not apply to you.


In 2023, I published a book titled, "Feature Flags: Transform Your Product Development Workflow". This book contains everything that I've learned over the last 7 years about integrating feature flags into my product development. But, a static book can only take you so far. In an effort to make the book more interactive, I've created a series of blog posts—one per chapter—that provide a place in which the readers and I can discuss the content. You can purchase the book and / or read a preview of each chapter on the book's mini-site. Feel free to leave a question or a comment down below.

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