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· 5 min read
Chavez Harris

It can be time-consuming to create and manage the infrastructure that drives your software applications as they grow and become larger. Also, what about ongoing updates and releases of new features? Luckily, there is a solution to this problem in the form of a tool designed by Hashicorp called Terraform. This allows us to define our infrastructure in a central configuration file without having to create it on every provider platform we use.

Automate and manage your ConfigCat resources with Terraform

· 8 min read
Zayyad Muhammad Sani

Can naming feature flags be hard?

Yes. Just like variables in programming, naming feature flags can get tricky if you don't follow a naming standard. When feature flags don't have good names, it can be difficult for people using them to remember what they do. In this article, we'll see a few naming conventions we can use for feature flags.

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· 7 min read
Chavez Harris

The primary goal of many software companies today is to keep end users engaged with their software by releasing new features and updates. This is made possible via a mechanism known as feature flagging. As software applications grow and scale to the ever-increasing demand for new features, another problem arises. It is easy to lose track of where we use feature flags throughout our code. This results in forgetting to remove them when their features have been fully implemented and deployed. How do we fix this?

ConfigCat feature flags in CI/CD pipelines

· 12 min read
Emil Kovačević

Feature flagging services have become a crucial part of software development. They simplify the release of new software features by removing the complexity of the feature flagging system and allowing developers to concentrate on their software. In this article, we'll examine the ways of adding a new feature to a React application and compare the use of feature flags by integrating two well-known feature flagging services, ConfigCat and LaunchDarkly, into the application.

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· 4 min read
Chavez Harris

Continuous Integration (CI) is a process by which new features and updates are continuously added to an application to keep it updated and secure. At the end of each cycle, the changes are deployed to end users. To prevent human errors, various automated tools are chained together to carry out this process. CircleCI is a broader tool that facilitates this, and it also provides an automated solution for managing your feature flags.

Introducing the ConfigCat CircleCI integration

· 6 min read
Marko Benjak

After using a certain tool, feature, or framework in expanding projects, things will start to look more complicated. You begin to wonder if everything is up to standards. Are things implemented correctly and are we following the best practices at the moment, so we have an easier time in the future? The short answer is probably not, because it's impossible.

Every project is different, and it requires an individual approach which will have to have some shortcuts. That being the case, each tool has a certain set of advice on what not to do. If followed, projects can avoid looming pitfalls.

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Feature flags are an innovative way of feature management. By using it, you can flag the component and easily disable or enable a feature. This can be done without redeploying the application, and it can target specific clients, regions, or any other category needed.

· 4 min read
Chavez Harris

Continuous Integration and Continuous Development/Deployment, most commonly abbreviated as CI/CD has changed and improved the way modern software is developed and shipped. When compared to traditional approaches which had a definite end, the CI/CD process is always ongoing with a strong emphasis on automation. As a result, new features and updates are steadily released to end users. This puts a huge overhead on developers and stakeholders to manage features efficiently. But, with the right feature management tool in place, this can be streamlined and simplified without much overhead, if any at all.

ConfigCat feature flags in CI/CD pipelines

· 6 min read
Chavez Harris

With the rise of cloud computing, Function as a Service (FaaS) services are becoming quite popular in the software industry. This is in part due to them not requiring the setup and implementation of a backend server to process and respond to data requests. This allows developers to focus on doing what they do best, writing better code.

By integrating such a service with feature flags, you can expand the way your functions work by toggling functionalities on or off and even rolling them back if anything goes wrong. Added to that, there is no limit on the number of feature flags you can implement, and they can be integrated into just about any language and framework out there.

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· 9 min read
Emil Kovačević

It has become very common to use e-commerce websites to conduct shopping. Today, e-commerce is a large and competitive market with many options for consumers to choose from. Because of this, E-Commerce companies need to find ways to differentiate themselves and retain customers. One popular method that companies use to improve their website's performance and drive up sales is to conduct A/B testing.

By doing A/B tests, businesses can test different versions of their web pages and app features to see which ones perform best with their audience.

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· 5 min read
Chavez Harris

Feature flags have equipped software developers with the ability to seamlessly roll out and roll back new features with the click of a button.

Due to their design and architecture, feature flags can be adapted and integrated into many languages and frameworks. They can also be used with other technologies to enhance or add decoupled functionalities. Using them in a real-time 3D creation tool like Unreal Engine is no exception to this.

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