Waffle’s New Alexa Skill

At at recent internal Hackathon at Waffle.io, devops engineer John Skarbek made an Alexa Skill for Waffle. Check out all the things this new Alexa Skill can do in the video below: ***Please note this Alexa Skill was not designed and is not available for public use. Thinking about making your own Alex Skill? Checkout … 

 

DevOps Wall Street 2017

Announcing DevOps Wall Street! Waffle is partnering with Modus Create, GitHub and CircleCI to bring you a whole day of talks and programming dedicated to embracing agile culture culture shift inside of highly regulated industries. Top contributors from core teams and community contributors supporting meteoric advances of the latest infrastructure, workflow, and automation technologies.  On top … 

 

Hobbits in the Shire

In a former furniture storage space at Rally Software in Boulder, CO, there dwells a team of Waffle lovers. Not a cluttered, dirty space filled with unwanted and unused chairs and tables, nor an empty, open space with nothing to sit down on and work with: it’s a startup hole, formally known within Rally as … 

 

Sidebar Navigation Tips

Yesterday we launched a new sidebar navigation for all Waffle boards. So far we’ve received a lot of great feedback from our users about the new design. As a developer and user of Waffle, I wanted to share my workflow and motivation behind some of the new sidebar mechanics. The easiest and most efficient way … 

 

Why We Use Feature Toggles

If you’ve followed waffle.io at all, you’ll remember a while back when we started supporting private repositories. What you wouldn’t know is that the code for private repos was in production for days or even weeks before we officially unveiled the feature. In order to be as safe as possible, yet still push code to … 

 

Not TDD, or BDD, but EDD

The Theory That stands for Experiment Driven Development, the practice of writing code for the purpose of gaining validated learning through experimentation. Don’t write a single piece of code without an experiment in mind. Not just in mind, but on paper as well (it’s too easy to rationalize learning afterward when it’s not written down). …