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· 8 min read
Chavez Harris

In a previous post, I covered best practices and tips for using ConfigCat feature flags with Docker. While Docker has advantages for easily sharing and deploying containerized applications, it poses challenges when deploying and managing those containers at scale. This is where Kubernetes comes in. Using feature flags, you can control your Kubernetes deployments and services with a simple click without editing your .yaml config files. Let's take a look together!

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· 7 min read
David Herbert

Nowadays, the issue of sustainability has moved from the fringes of public discourse to become a central concern for industries worldwide, and the technology sector is no exception. The significance of sustainability within the technology sector has escalated more than ever before.

As the digital era continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the environmental footprint of the tech industry has come under increasing scrutiny. This is primarily due to the vast amounts of energy and resources consumed by technology infrastructures such as data centers, networks, and the multitude of end-user devices that have become ubiquitous daily

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· 9 min read
Tímea Kopacz

As the world becomes increasingly digital and technology advances, so too do the threats. As a result, we must adapt and learn how to protect and safeguard our online presence, making robust cybersecurity measures more vital than ever before. This is especially important for companies, which generally have more at stake than individuals, necessitating a shift from outdated methods to new strategies to effectively combat cyber attacks.

A hacker fighting ConfigCat feature flags

· 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

· 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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· 6 min read
David Herbert

The success of a software product often hinges on how well its features resonate with users. However, the path of innovation is often laden with unpredictability and unforeseen user reactions, making feature management a dance between meeting expectations and introducing novelty. As users continue to raise the bar of expectations, understanding the psychology that drives their interactions with new features becomes a cornerstone for delivering superior user experiences.

The realm of feature management is where this understanding transforms into actionable insights, opening a rich avenue for exploring how users engage with applications. This leads to a more intuitive, user-centric approach to feature delivery by using those experiences to iterate and shape how features are optimized. Here, we explore how understanding the psychology behind feature management can lead to more effective feature rollout strategies.

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· 10 min read
Johnkingsley Amaechi

Picture this scenario: you start with a small team building the foundation of your application, gradually adding new features and functionality. As your user base grows, your software should be able to meet the demands of heavier workloads. At this point, the need for scalability arises, driven by the need to keep your application efficient, optimized, and capable. With feature flags, you can manage your user base and scale efficiently.

Scaling with Feature Flags

· 9 min read
David Herbert

The rapid pace of software development and the need to continuously deliver new features to stay competitive in today's market has introduced a unique set of challenges, one of which is security. With more and more software applications coming to play a pivotal role in user's daily lives, ensuring the security of these applications is paramount.

Security has become increasingly important for businesses and organizations of all sizes, especially in today's ever-evolving landscape, where cyber threats constantly loom around the corners like shadowy specters. As software systems become increasingly complex and cyberattacks become more prevalent, organizations need effective strategies and tools to bolster their security posture.

The question arising then is: How can they strike a harmonious balance between ensuring the security of their applications and meeting the relentless demand for innovation? One such tool that has gained prominence is feature flagging, and in this blog post, we'll examine how we can utilize it to enhance security while following best practices.

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