Explain feature flag DevOps easily with diagrams

draw.io 06 Apr 2023


Explaining new technologies to a less technical audience, like management-level stakeholders, can be difficult. Our whitepaper explains feature flags DevOps in clear diagrams how feature flags work and how they could benefit your product.
A new whitepaper to explain how feature flags DevOps works easier with diagrams
Explaining feature flag DevOps with diagrams whitepaper (PDF version)

When fast development, updates and releases are required by online services, feature flags make it easier to incrementally test updates, serve customised deployments, roll back when errors are encountered, and respond quickly to customer requirements.

From one deployed code base, feature flags are used toggle functionality in both the user interface and the back end on or off for specific customer segments.

Feature flags let you enable or disable features for specific user segments

While feature flags don’t change the development process overly much, as detailed in our earlier post on using feature flags in gitflow diagrams, they do require larger changes in the operations part of DevOps.

Diagrams help you explain clearly

To justify these changes, you’ll need to convince stakeholders. Diagrams convey complex information clearly and reduce misunderstandings - important in discussions to justify changes to existing processes,

Feature flags let you enable or disable features for specific user segments

You can draw the wide variety of diagrams you need for presentations and whitepapers more quickly and neatly in our diagram editor than if you would use the built-in presentation or word document diagramming tools.

All of the diagrams in our feature flag DevOps whitepaper were created in draw.io, using the built-in shape libraries and icons found using search terms.

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