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A Quick Look at Feature Flags

Braden Niswonger Development Technologies, Programming 1 Comment

Using feature flags, also known as feature toggles or switches, is a software technique that allows segments of code to be toggled during runtime, without the need for redeploying.

Feature flags can be a powerful tool for teams utilizing continuous integration practices, allowing code to be deployed in a dormant state and enabled later on. At a basic level, they provide the ability to conditionally render or activate features at will.

In the blog, I’ll cover feature flags. We’ll start by discussing why and when we use them, and then we’ll move into an overview of what it looks like to develop with them. Let’s dive in!