If our organizations want to survive this period of political and economic uncertainty, they must be able to move with speed and adaptability.
Teams working with feature flags usually come to the conclusion that a large number of active flags isn’t necessarily a good thing. While each active feature flag in your system delivers some benefit, each flag also comes with a cost. I’m going to explain those costs, such as cognitive load and technical debt, and explain how to avoid them.
Feature flagging systems can sometimes become victims of their own success. The benefits of feature flagging along with the broad applicability of the technique can lead to rapid adoption within an organization, and pretty soon the number of active flags can start to feel overwhelming. One way to keep your feature flags manageable is to introduce a categorization system.
New technology is becoming available for use by enterprises to help them make smarter product decisions. Here are the top 5 trends we see unfolding in 2018.