Tag: feature flippers

Powering Continuous Delivery With Feature Flags

In this article, Justin Baker discusses the benefits of feature flags when applied to continuous delivery.  He demonstrates the benefits of flags as a way to enhance continuous delivery, not replace it. Adding feature flags into the continuous delivery cycle enables the separation of feature rollout from code deployment.  This allows teams to conduct percentage rollouts, […]

Feature Toggling

Have you ever had the delicate problem where you’ve made a new feature that the customer doesn’t wish to activate quite yet? – Marcus Hjortzén Yes Marcus, that has definitely happened in the past!  In his blog, Marcus Hjortzén explains how adding feature toggles would be the most convenient method for implementing a new feature that the customer wishes […]

Feature Toggles and Technical Debt – Management

In this article, Jim Bird discusses the implications of feature toggles and technical debt.  He talks about how they need to be well-managed throughout the entire lifecycle to ensure that your application does not become bloated with bad code and unused flags. Abhishek Tiwaridoes a good job of explaining feature toggles and how they should […]

How to use feature flags without technical debt

In this article from LaunchDarkly, Patrick Kaeding gives an explanation of how to properly manage technical debt when using feature flags/toggles. The advantage to managing cleanup this way is that you do the work to remove the flag when all of the context is fresh in your mind. At this point, you know all the […]

Agile Is Dead, Long Live Continuous Delivery

Miko from Gradle writes about how continuous delivery should replace Agile because the term Agile has become so watered down that it has lost its meaning. Agile had a long and productive life. Agile had a great run in it’s youth by taking on some obviously bad practices such as “Waterfall” software development. In retrospect, […]

DevOps 2.0

DevOps 2.0 is here – Announcing Shippable Formations and enhanced CI capabilities There are two different ways to approach DevOps 2.0.  The first focuses on shippable formations using continuous delivery.  The second focuses on team collaboration and separating feature rollout from code deployment. Frictionless Continuous Delivery without writing DevOps code – Achieving an automated workflow from source […]

Implementing Feature Toggles in .NET with FeatureToggle

Jason Roberts explains what feature toggles are and how to use them in applications, and also how to use the FeatureToggle library.  There are a series of video clips that give step by step feature toggle instructions, exercise files, transcripts, and a discussion. By the end of this course you will understand the potential uses and benefits of […]

Feature Flags on Rails

In this blog post, Leonard Garvey discusses how to implement the Rollout gem.  He uses this to integrate feature flags and toggles into his code, perform targeted and percentage feature rollouts, and mitigate overall risk. The Rollout gem I use the Rollout gem as a way of implementing Feature flags. It’s pretty easy to use […]

Feature flagging to mitigate risk in database migration

In this article, Patrick Kaeding discusses how to mitigate risk in data migration by using feature flags.  He goes through the example of migrating from MongoDB to DynamoDB and how to control the read and write traffic to assess performance. There comes a time in every developer’s life when you realize you need to migrate […]

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