Using specialized tools is beneficial. However, we often keep flicking between screens, making it easy to lose focus on what matters. But, if your tools integrate, that problem becomes obsolete.
Developers are one of the most prone groups of people to sprout white hair before their time. This happens for a multitude of stress-related reasons, and not choosing a proper CI/CD DevOps platform surely plays a substantial role in this!
Manage your feature flags from Visual Studio Code using ConfigCat's new Visual Studio Code Extension.
Ever since we heard about Zapier we have been ecstatic by the possibilities this could bring to our platform. Zapier is an integration platform that allows you to easily connect multiple platforms by taking inputs from one service and outputting them to another service. While software integration is common, some integration may not be appropriate for your technology stack, or native integration may not yet be supported. This is where Zapier can step in and save the day.
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Nowadays, thanks to modern continuous delivery tools, many software development processes make it easy to deliver multiple releases per week. It is often common for several scheduled releases per week to be released. The usual practice is that during the release process, DevOps guys keep their eyes on the monitoring dashboard, and if they find any anomalies, they roll back the version.
But what happens if someone changes a feature flag's value (release toggles) in the production environment?
Release Toggles allow incomplete and un-tested code paths to be shipped to production as latent code which may never be turned on. https://martinfowler.com/articles/feature-toggles.html
DevOps are notified that a certain threshold has been reached for the production environment and that when they open a related metric they see something similar:
Manage your feature flags from Jira Cloud using ConfigCat's new Jira Cloud Plugin.
Get updated via a Slack Channel message when someone changes a feature flag with ConfigCat Feature Flags in Slack App Directory.
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