AB Tasty Glossary

Most commonly used terms and acronyms by product managers, engineers and devops.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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C

CI/CD Pipeline

A CI/CD pipeline is a series of steps which automates the software delivery process allowing releases to be delivered rapidly and efficiently.

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D

Dark Launch

Dark launch is a software release technique that involves turning on features for a subset of users using feature flags to gather feedback and improve releases.

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DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer is an IT professional who oversees the release of new code and facilitates collaboration between development and operation teams for increased productivity.

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Faceted Search

If you have a website with a wide and varied product catalogue, it’s essential to ensure that your customers can find exactly what they need

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Feature Branch

Feature branching allows developers to collaborate effectively around a central mainline by keeping any changes to a feature in a separate branch.

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Feature Testing

Feature testing is a software development process that allows you to test several variations of a feature to validate new releases and to determine the one with the best positive impact.

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K

Kill Switch

A kill switch is a button used to disable features, such as turning off a faulty feature during production, usually implemented through a feature flag.

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M

Multi-Armed Bandits

Multi-armed bandits are a complex form of A/B testing that use machine learning algorithms to dynamically allocate traffic to better performing variations.

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P

Progressive Delivery

Progressive delivery is a software development technique where features are gradually rolled out to users to minimize risk of testing in production.

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R

Release Manager

A Release Manager manages all aspects of the software delivery lifecycle and works across teams to ensure a proper release schedule.

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Remote Config

Remote config is a mobile app development technique where the behavior or features of an app can be changed remotely without releasing an app update.

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Ring Deployment

Ring deployment is a technique to gradually introduce new features to different groups of users to limit impact or blast radius on end-users.

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Smoke Testing

Smoke testing is a rapid regression test of major functionality to detect early errors and indicate whether the product is ready for further testing.

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Soak Testing

Soak testing is a type of performance and load test that evaluates how a software application handles a growing number of users for an extended period of time.

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Trunk-based Development

Trunk-based development is a practice in which developers divide their work into small batches and later merge their work into a shared trunk or mainline at least once daily.

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Type 1 and Type 2 Errors

Type 1 and type 2 errors, also known as false positive and false negative) are two types of statistical errors that may result from a hypothesis test such as A/B tests.

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Faceted Search

If you have a website with a wide and varied product catalogue, it’s essential to ensure that your customers can find exactly what they need

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Onsite Search

What is onsite search? Onsite search is a term to describe the search functionality implemented on a website or any digital platform. This functionality allows

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Soak Testing

Soak testing is a type of performance and load test that evaluates how a software application handles a growing number of users for an extended period of time.

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Multi-Armed Bandits

Multi-armed bandits are a complex form of A/B testing that use machine learning algorithms to dynamically allocate traffic to better performing variations.

Read More >

Type 1 and Type 2 Errors

Type 1 and type 2 errors, also known as false positive and false negative) are two types of statistical errors that may result from a hypothesis test such as A/B tests.

Read More >

Smoke Testing

Smoke testing is a rapid regression test of major functionality to detect early errors and indicate whether the product is ready for further testing.

Read More >

Release Manager

A Release Manager manages all aspects of the software delivery lifecycle and works across teams to ensure a proper release schedule.

Read More >

DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer is an IT professional who oversees the release of new code and facilitates collaboration between development and operation teams for increased productivity.

Read More >

CI/CD Pipeline

A CI/CD pipeline is a series of steps which automates the software delivery process allowing releases to be delivered rapidly and efficiently.

Read More >

Feature Testing

Feature testing is a software development process that allows you to test several variations of a feature to validate new releases and to determine the one with the best positive impact.

Read More >

Trunk-based Development

Trunk-based development is a practice in which developers divide their work into small batches and later merge their work into a shared trunk or mainline at least once daily.

Read More >

Progressive Delivery

Progressive delivery is a software development technique where features are gradually rolled out to users to minimize risk of testing in production.

Read More >

Dark Launch

Dark launch is a software release technique that involves turning on features for a subset of users using feature flags to gather feedback and improve releases.

Read More >

Ring Deployment

Ring deployment is a technique to gradually introduce new features to different groups of users to limit impact or blast radius on end-users.

Read More >

Remote Config

Remote config is a mobile app development technique where the behavior or features of an app can be changed remotely without releasing an app update.

Read More >

Kill Switch

A kill switch is a button used to disable features, such as turning off a faulty feature during production, usually implemented through a feature flag.

Read More >

Feature Branch

Feature branching allows developers to collaborate effectively around a central mainline by keeping any changes to a feature in a separate branch.

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