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Getting Started

Oftentimes, teams start showing interest in feature management solutions because they’re looking to deploy one or two features at a faster rate. Thus, getting started with feature flags is a pretty seamless, intuitive process. We’ve put together both written and visual guides to help your team create their first feature flag. 

The following open source libraries also serve as great resources to help your team get started with feature flags: 

AngularJS // Michael Taranto

.NET // Jason Roberts

Java // Christian Kaltepoth

FF4J // Cedrick Lunven

PHP // Etsy 

Python (Django) // by James Socol

Python (Django) // by Disqus

The Bigger Picture

While covering the basics is important, our goal is to help teams look at the bigger picture and understand how the right feature management solution can truly drive organizational change.

As mentioned above, managing one or two feature flags is a simple task. But feature management becomes more complex as your flag usage grows and you’re tasked with keeping track of multiple flags across environments. That’s where a proper feature management solution like DevCycle comes into play. 

Our comprehensive developer docs are structured in a way that teaches your team everything they need to know about feature flags, from the ground up. From creating your first feature flag to managing flags across environments at scale, we’ve got you covered.

But it doesn’t stop there: DevCycle is built with a feature-first dashboard that supports and reinforces our intention of helping your team perfect the art of feature management at scale

Whereas legacy tools and in-house solutions become more complex as flag usage grows and difficult to maintain over time, DevCycle’s feature-first dashboard gives anyone on your team an instant view into all of your features, across all of your environments, all at once. 

This level of visibility is critical to successfully managing your flags at scale and your technical debt. Know where your flag dependencies are, which flags are running, and which can be deprecated at all times. 

If your current feature management platform (whether you’ve invested in an external tool or have built your own in-house) isn’t supporting this transparency, it’s time to make a switch. Read more about our thoughts on Build vs. Buy here