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Java News Roundup - Week of May 3rd, 2021

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New Exploit Breaks Current Spectre Defenses; Fixes Hard without Performance Impact

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In a recent blog post, Alberto Gimeno, GitHub actions engineer, shared how GitHub makes use of feature flags to enable frequent, safe deployments. GitHub leverages feature flags for all potentially risky changes, allowing them to quickly disable the change if needed.

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