for the rest of us
Feature flags are an incredibly versatile tool with numerous applications beyond mere feature toggles and the good news is, you can now harness this powerful tool without investing countless hours of engineering work building an in-house solution.
Build. Deploy. Test. Optimize.
Not just feature toggles
Feature flags have the potential to revolutionize your development process. The possibilities are endless when you wield the might of feature flags.
- Build incrementally
Stop using long-lived branches. Deploy features under development and restrict access exclusively to your team members.
- Reduce deployment risks
Gradually enable risky changes by putting them behind a feature flag, giving you the flexibility to swiftly revert if needed, without the need for a full rollback of your codebase.
- Test your assumptions
Leverage feature flags for A/B testing by selectively enabling a specific behavior for a % of the calls while the remaining follows a different code path. Measure relevant metrics and compare the results.
When implementing performance optimizations, such as enhancing SQL query speed, and unsure if it will yield consistent improvements, use feature flags to run the new version for a small percentage of the calls, and check the results.
- Mitigate incidents
Implement graceful degradation in case of an incident, allowing you to selectively disable or modify specific features to ensure smooth operation and minimal impact on users.
- Implement beta features
Last but not least, one of the most popular uses of feature flags is to selectively introduce new features exclusively to a small group of beta testers, allowing for controlled testing and feedback before a wider release.
Easy to create, easy to delete
Deleting feature flags, automated
Deleting feature flags can feel like a daunting task, often causing concerns and potential risks. But fear not, because with GroundControl, we've got your back. Our GitHub app will create pull requests to update your application code for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free process.
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