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What is a 'Feature Flag Toggle' and when to use them (or not)?

Without repeating the content of https://martinfowler.com/articles/feature-toggles.html, since it is an amazing in-depth explanation on what feature flag toggles are. I will just focus on the DevOps ...
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What is the difference between feature flags and feature toggles (if any)?

If you take it on an objective only point of view, there's no difference. But feature toggles carry a heavy binary "on/off" for the whole application idea, whereas feature flags are a more relaxed ...
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Which ways are there to decouple deployment from release?

For software in the web app category, depending on you infra/hosting provider such decoupling might be possible to switch incoming traffic across (or split it between) different deployed versions of ...
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Which ways are there to decouple deployment from release?

While with monoliths you might be restricted to switches, with microservice architectures, you can split every deployment pool of nodes providing a service (ie. pods). You then activate the deployment ...
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What is the difference between feature flags and feature toggles (if any)?

I would add that a toggle is on/off (show ads on the site, don't show ads) and perhaps augmented by a flag like (West Coast gets ads from provider A, East Coast gets ads from provider B). Toggling ...
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feature flags vs versioning for APIs

The two approaches whilst somewhat overlapping solve two different problems: Feature flags allow you to decouple the action of deployment from the action of release. i.e. you can push a change to an ...
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How to use feature toggles and frequent deployment under SOX compliance?

It depends on how you're managing your feature flags. Ideally, you're using a flagging system that allows you to target specific users or segments of users so that an untested feature isn't ...
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What is a 'Feature Flag Toggle' and when to use them (or not)?

Ken Mugrage posted an interesting comment below my question, with a link to an illuminating explanation of "Feature toggles", with a summary of it like so: Feature toggles are a powerful technique, ...
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