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Simplest possible feature toggle

Published : May 19, 2020
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May 2020
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Unfortunately, feature toggles are less common than we'd like, and quite often we see people mixing up its types and use cases. It's quite common to come across teams that use heavyweight platforms such as LaunchDarkly to implement feature toggles, including release toggles, to benefit from Continuous Integration, when all you need are if/else conditionals. Therefore, unless you need A/B testing or canary release or hand over feature release responsibility to business folks, we encourage you to use the simplest possible feature toggle instead of unnecessarily complex feature toggle frameworks.

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