Feature Flags with Edith Harbaugh
Releasing software has inherent risk. If your users don’t like your new feature, they might stop using your product immediately. If a software bug makes it into production, it can crash your entire application.
Releasing software gradually has many benefits. A slow rollout to an increasing population of users allows you to test your software in multiple real-world environments before it goes live to everyone. A system of AB testing different versions of your software lets you see how different flavors of your software perform against similar audiences.
Edith Harbaugh is the CEO of LaunchDarkly, a system for feature management. LaunchDarkly allows developers to deploy new software releases in a controlled fashion. Edith joins the show to discuss how to implement feature flagging, and why an intelligent release process can lead to a more scientific, predictable environment for software development. Edith is also the host of To Be Continuous, a podcast about continuous delivery, software engineering, and DevOps.
- Homepage – LaunchDarkly
- AMA with Edith Harbaugh, Co-founder & CEO of LaunchDarkly
- Feature Management | LaunchDarkly Blog
- The Product Manager’s Guide to Feature Flags
- How LaunchDarkly improves your customer experience | LaunchDarkly Blog
- Feature Flag-Driven Development
- Buying vs Build Feature Flag Driven Development
- Benefits – LaunchDarkly
- Getting Started with Feature Flags – #1 LaunchDarkly Feature Flags – YouTube
- LaunchDarkly – Launch, control, and measure your features – YouTube