Docker is a platform that enables developers to build apps and run them in mini virtual machines called containers. As a result, developers can just focus on writing code without needing to set up or configure an environment for running that code. Docker also allows easy application sharing because its environment is abstracted away from the host machine. This allows the containerized application to run on any host machine Docker is installed on. Developers can extend the functionality of Docker's desktop application with extensions. But the goodness doesn't stop there. You can use feature flags to control smaller feature components of these extensions without rebuilding and updating them.
One of the most important technological breakthroughs of the century has been the internet — a digital network that makes the rest of the world feel like our next-door neighbor. Within the realm of the Internet, a recent technology known as cloud computing has paved the way for software developers to rent and manage remote servers in the cloud for hosting their applications. A smaller component of this technology is called Function as a Service, abbreviated as FaaS. FaaS removes the complexity of managing a full-blown backend server, enabling developers to focus solely on writing and executing the necessary functions required to run their applications.
When FaaS and feature flags are combined, you can toggle individual functions or code blocks in those functions on or off without touching its code. Let's take a closer look.
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Adding new features to existing applications used to mean that code pushed into production automatically updated the entire app. This raises security risks to the existing application, because a single bug could have catastrophic consequences. This risk can be reduced by implementing a secure feature management architecture that allows code updates with increased flexibility and the power to easily switch between versions.
Despite their best efforts, many individuals have been unsuccessful in their business pursuits. For Elon Musk, one of the world's richest men, the story is a little different. He succeeded in one of his earliest business ventures (Zip2) and has since replicated his success across PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX.
While not everyone agrees with his decisions, he has set himself apart by being a visionary leader. He stubbornly holds on to his dreams until they are fulfilled. He is also known for hiring the most qualified hands to get things done. Musk doesn't hold back from trying out new ideas, and he swiftly implements changes he believes are best for his businesses.
Improving your digital product over time is a sure way to keep your target audience engaged and your business running smoothly. Rewarding specific users, such as loyal customers, can be an effective way of increasing customer loyalty and brand recognition.
In this article, I’m exploring how feature flags can be used in a C#10 console application for simple user targeting and feature management, while walking you through an easy-to-reproduce example.
In software development, being quick is always an asset. In a world where everything moves at a nauseating speed, you can’t afford to waste time. This means every second counts, especially when it comes to loading a website! Fortunately, frameworks are constantly evolving and becoming faster and lighter every day. In this written piece, we'll look at development in Qwik with the help of feature flags.
There’s nothing quite as exciting as seeing your app live on Google Play or the App Store. The culmination of months, if not years, of hard work can bring a sense of accomplishment, but with it comes the pressure of ensuring that your digital product functions as intended and meets the needs of your users.
Whether you’re planning to launch your first app or are a veteran in releases, you’re probably aware of the review process your app must go through before it can go live on the store. These reviews can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the complexity of your app and the number of apps waiting to be reviewed.
Tests! They've been haunting us since our school days when even the mere mention of the word would send shivers down our spines and make us dream of a world without pop quizzes.
Well, guess what? The world of software development didn't get the memo! In fact, they've gone and upped the ante with a little something called "testing in production." Oh, the nightmare! It's like a horror movie where the monster lurking around the corner is a bug that slipped through QA!
At ConfigCat, we always prioritize our customers' feedback and requests to ensure we provide the best experience possible. That's why we took action on a user suggestion to support browser extensions based on the Manifest V3 platform.
chrome.storage API, which enables proper SDK functionality.