Implementing Feature Flags in an Angular E-commerce App

This article delves into creating an E-commerce website with real-time feature toggles controlling pricing E-commerce applications can take on many forms. Whether they’re retail, goods exchange, or an auction website, online commerce is becoming more common than offline. Modern front-end frameworks, such as Angular and React, provide the tools necessary for creating fast and responsive […]

A peak into feature flagging with Zumba

Zumba’s open-source Swivel API for feature flagging provides an interesting take on canary releases. This is achieved by deploying features to a random blocks of users, before a full release. Be sure to check out the GitHub repo, with the full project, ready for use.

10 Ways to Use Feature Flags

This article showcases a video in which LaunchDarkly‘s CEO discusses the many ways to use feature flags. Take back control of your products with Edith Harbaugh, CEO and Co-Founder at Launch Darkly. Edith shares her expertise with 10 things to do with Feature Flags. She explains why feature flags are beneficial to Product Managers and […]

Net Promoter Score + Feature Flags for canary releases

Canary releases are a DevOps best practice of pushing new features to a subset of your customers. By pushing to a subset, this group can provide early feedback, verify functionality, and act as “canaries” to your entire population. Originally, canary had a negative connotation – miners took canaries down into mines, as canaries were more […]

Controlling Releases with Microsoft VSTS + LaunchDarkly

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) enables development teams to build, integrate, test, and release new software in a single platform. It has a centralized version control system that allows for continuous integration, package management, and release management. Together, these components enable agile teams to move faster in a more centralized manner while also minimizing […]

Stackoverflow Feature Flag Discussion

This stackoverflow discussion provides an overview of feature flags/toggles at their very core. A ‘feature flag’ (or Feature Toggle) is the ability to turn features (sub-sections) of your application on/off at a moments notice. I guess the example there was that it’s handy to have the control to reduce the feature-set somewhat if you need […]

Beta testing without the risk – LaunchDarkly raises $8.7m

This article by Jeffrey Lee highlights the recent funding announcement from LaunchDarkly, a company specializing in feature flags that allows companies to beta launch software with less risk. Last month, LaunchDarkly raised $8.7m from DFJ, with SoftTechVC and Bloomberg Beta following on.  DFJ’s portfolio has had huge wins like Box, Twilio, SolarCity and Tesla.  This […]

MAKE YOUR NEXT REDESIGN YOUR LAST

This article by Sam Moore discusses the intricacies of a redesign, and the do’s and dont’s, including best practices. In certain situations sites that have grown truly dated sometimes need a more intense, focused design effort to move away from the pattern of periodic redesigns. The best strategy in a case like this is to […]

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