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· 5 min read
Tímea Kopacz

In the ever-evolving world of software development, the ability to create personalized and dynamic user experiences is paramount. This article explores how InfluxDB, a prominent time-series database solution, leveraged ConfigCat's feature flags to enhance their Cloud 2 user testing processes. The insights shared in this article are based on a video presentation by Gavin Cabbage from InfluxDB.

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· 9 min read
David Herbert

The rise of AI in software development is reshaping the industry's landscape, redefining roles, and setting new benchmarks for efficiency, innovation, and creativity. Gone are the days when software development was exclusively the domain of developers meticulously crafting code, with the process steeped in manual oversight and prone to human error. The introduction of AI into this sphere has been akin to when factories started using assembly lines in manufacturing—revolutionizing productivity and output quality.

AI's role in software development has swiftly moved from a supportive backdrop to a central player, taking on tasks that once consumed countless hours of human labor. Its capabilities have snowballed, from analyzing vast data to identifying patterns, automating repetitive tasks, and even preempting developer actions by suggesting improvements and debugging possible errors or bugs. It has enabled developers to transcend traditional limitations, empowering them to innovate at an unprecedented pace and scale. Hence, AI has become a keystone in the quest for efficiency, precision, and speed in software development.

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· 9 min read
Chavez Harris

Machine learning models are the core building blocks of artificial intelligence. As of this writing, a popular AI chatbot circulating in the media and tech industry is ChatGPT. It uses several large generative language models under the hood and can perform tasks that some might describe as super-human.

This advancement in AI showcases the potential of machine learning models and their transformative impact. With the number of machine learning libraries available on the internet, you can even develop your custom models. What's even better is that you can decouple the features of your model and control how they behave using feature flags.

Using feature flags with machine learning models

· 8 min read
David Herbert

The conversation about ethics in technology has become increasingly vital as software continues to advance and intertwines deeply with our daily lives. Among the various pivotal tools at a developer's disposal, feature flags stand out due to their profound impact on user experience and business outcomes. They allow for the selective enabling and disabling of features without deploying new code, fundamentally transforming how features are rolled out, tested, and managed. This flexibility is revolutionary, facilitating dynamic changes to the software environment that can be tailored to diverse user groups and providing a robust platform for experimentation.

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· 7 min read
Tochukwu Gabriel Donatus

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, delivering a seamless and adaptive user experience is paramount for any software application. Apart from functionality, users expect a responsive and evolving interface that caters to their ever-changing needs. With feature flags, this becomes a reality. Feature flags are not just technical gadgets but are pivotal in crafting a user-centric software environment. By offering the ability to activate or deactivate features without altering the underlying codebase, they empower developers to enhance the user experience dynamically.

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· 2 min read
Alex G. Mircean

We're proud to finally announce that Config V2 is going live soon! Config V2 is our all new feature management system that comes with great improvements over our last version. It's coming with a bunch of exciting goodies: fresh functionality, a revamped user interface, and increased user-friendliness to make navigating the system a breeze.

· 8 min read
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

It's no secret that a higher user engagement rate translates to increased customer loyalty and, subsequently, a higher ROI. However, keeping users engaged in an increasingly competitive market is akin to striking gold in your software product. The journey towards amplifying user engagement often feels like navigating through a dense, enigmatic forest with no clear path in sight.

Engaging users isn't just about having an aesthetically pleasing interface or a groundbreaking product; it's about continuously optimizing the user experience and adapting to user feedback in real time. So, how do seasoned developers and product managers maneuver through this forest and emerge triumphant? One powerful torchlight in this scenario is the use of feature flags.

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· 6 min read
Musab Habeeb

DevOps is a software development methodology that integrates and automates the work of software and operations teams, while continuous deployment involves automating the release of software features. Together, they create a culture of collaboration, communication, and feedback. What if you could enhance DevOps with feature flags? Let's dive in and learn how they work, where they fit in the DevOps lifecycle, the benefits they offer, their role in DevOps and Continuous Deployment, and best practices for integrating them into a DevOps environment.