Abstract: Feature flags are a DevOps pattern to push changes live to production “off”, and then turned on to different users. Feature flags allow the separation of deployment from rollout, enabling the ability to quickly throttle features for different users segments. In this talk, you’ll learn how you can use feature flags for opt-in early access, private beta, canary launches and dark releases. The benefit is to break down the walls between Developers, Operations, QA, Design, Marketing, and even Sales to give access at the right time. More effective releases allow teams to move faster, build trust, and deliver better products.
Edith Harbaugh is CEO & co-founder of LaunchDarkly. She has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering with both consumer and enterprise companies. She is cohost of “To Be Continuous”, a podcast on continuous delivery published by devops.com and a columnist for ReadWrite. She holds two patents in deployment. Edith earned a BS, Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. She enjoys trail running distances up to 100 miles.