In modern software development, continuous delivery is essential for rolling out new software features. Using continuous integration to unify changes to the main trunk, features are incrementally tested and released, with measurable impact on the overall platform and user feedback carefully tracked. Organizations are able to react quickly to feature impacts and make well-informed, data-driven product decisions.
In a modern software development environment that uses Continuous Integration (CI) to deploy code along a Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline, having a robust feature flag management solution can bring a wide variety of benefits to an organization.
To understand how businesses can begin using feature flags, let’s look at a typical case of an organization evolving a continuous delivery system using feature flagging from the ground up. By analyzing a system taking shape, we can identify some of the common mistakes that software development teams make and how to avoid them.
The use of feature flags in software development has given developers finer control over feature deployments than ever before, but many people already using them often still aren’t getting all the benefits they offer. Let’s look at some of the ways feature flags can make software rollouts run smoother than ever.
Feature branching has long proven effective as a way of allowing developers to work on separate new features without stepping on one another’s toes. The introduction of feature flags has simplified the process even further, and when used in tandem with feature branches, allows for smoother code deployment, more effective usability testing, and improved quality control.
Feature flags have revolutionized software development by allowing features within a software product to be individually enabled or disabled at any point, even after they’ve already been rolled out to customers. Let’s look at some of the most important ways in which they can improve your ability to develop, test, and deliver new features while […]
Feature flags are a software development technique that allows for individual features within a software product to be instantly turned on and off, even after a given feature has already been rolled out to a live production environment. This technique has proven to be extremely valuable at all stages of the development process, making the […]
When it comes to taking advantage of the unique benefits of feature flags, you don’t have to take our word for it. Many of the biggest names in tech use flags or toggles to manage testing, and to release or roll back features. Feature flags can be used to safely test new features while analyzing […]
You may have heard of a feature flag (also known as a feature toggle or feature switch), but chances are that you don’t really know their full capabilities. In their most basic sense, feature flags refer to a decision structure surrounding a feature or functionality in your code. This decision structure allows you to adjust […]