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Emil Kovačević

In the ever-evolving landscape of software development, delivering high-quality software that meets user expectations is a formidable challenge. The journey from conceptualizing innovative features to their seamless integration into a live application involves careful consideration, testing, and risk management. One valuable tool that has emerged to address these challenges is the concept of dark launches. This strategic deployment technique allows development teams to introduce and test new software features with precision, unlocking controlled innovation and user-driven improvements. Let's further explore the concept of dark launches and what they offer to development teams.

Dark launches

· 8 min read
David Herbert

In a traditional software development workflow, whenever there are updates or feature releases to be made, they are typically tied to a single major deployment to production. As a result, the frequency of feature delivery is slower and a lot riskier because there’s a lot more at stake with each deployment if things don't go as planned.

That is to say that releases should not be tied to deployments but rather, decoupled from them. Due to this reason, in a continuous delivery environment, it is considered best practice to decouple feature releases from deployments as it allows for more incremental releases.

Hence, understanding the concept of decoupling releases from deployment and how feature flags can make that possible is a key for any team.