Are you comparing feature flag management tools? We took a look at different options your organization may want to consider using.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once proclaimed, "The only constant in life is change." This profound proclamation is especially true within the world of technology. Adopting this type of mindset can help individuals manage newfound innovations and capabilities.
The complexities involved in the world of software development make for constant change and progression. Implementing an enhanced software infrastructure requires us to continuously fine-tune digital ecosystems with experimentation and feedback.
Feature flag management tools provide developers a vehicle for deploying features and changes that can be turned off or on. Feature toggle switches can be implemented by development teams for continuous deployment and simplification of feature rollbacks, ensuring that features fail safely when issues arise. As an example, tech giants such as Facebook implement dark launches to ensure app stability, gather usability testing insights, and evaluate test results.
Testing feature rollouts is critical for helping product teams deliver reliable and updated software to the end user. In this blog, we'll help you discover which feature flag management tools may be best suited for your organization.
Harness Feature Flags is a module within the Harness Software Delivery Platform that helps organizations deliver features quickly and efficiently, with less risk. Designed for simplicity and speed, Harness Feature Flags focuses on the developer experience. Harness helps teams maintain secure, compliant and functioning systems with the help of easy-to-use pipelines and automated progressive delivery.
LaunchDarkly is a feature flags-as-a-service platform that can be implemented into an organization's ongoing development process. The tool provides DevOps teams and others with the ability to communicate and collaborate with other users. System behavior can be controlled and modified for certain groups of people or the entire user base by using feature switches and flippers.
Taplytics is a cross-platform A/B testing solution that helps developers, marketers, and product managers test and implement features within a simplified user interface. Companies can use feature branches to closely target, test, and time the release of different functionalities. If a feature fails to go as planned, things can be rolled back as necessary. After adequate testing, features can be published to small audiences before being scaled to larger populations.
Split is a platform designed as a multi-purpose tool that uses data to measure the impact of each feature. Split helps teams reduce latency, minimize risk, and optimize business operations using logic-driven data insights. By closely analyzing the impact of individual features, organizations can determine if changes should be implemented on a wide-scale or rolled back.
CloudBees Feature Management is a platform that allows teams to manage toggle features within various groups of users. CloudBees assists teams with designing and managing various types of applications. By using release toggles, teams can temporarily turn features off and on for various segments. This enables groups to closely manage functionalities amongst different users.
Optimizely is a digital experience platform Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tool that helps companies make data-driven decisions. As part of their full stack Optimizely offers feature management tools that help launch features safely and efficiently without deploying code. Teams can manage and control feature flags to various users and applications to optimize user experiences. This tool is primarily used for A/B testing by Product and Marketing teams.
Did you know that Harness Feature Flags can be used in conjunction with our CI and CD modules? That’s right - a single, unified pipeline from build to deploy to feature rollout! Harness provides you with end-to-end visibility to easily govern and manage your pipelines, all in one place.
The complete one-stop approach of Harness helps organizations release features more quickly, safely, and efficiently than ever before. If you would like to learn more, feel free to review our other blogs about feature flag management tools. Here's a great piece on Feature Flag Management basics, and a much more detailed free eBook on the same topic.
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