DevOps in the Spotlight

TH17 Advanced DevOps – Deep Dive into Feature Flags


2:45pm - 4:00pm

Level: Intermediate

Steven Murawski

Cloud Ops Advocate


For projects with some complexity, it is always a challenge to implement DevOps safely and quickly. How do organizations like Netflix, Amazon, and even Microsoft manage to deploy complex software multiple times per day into production without creating complete chaos? Feature flags are a vital component for DevOps at speed.

In this code-heavy session, you'll learn what feature flags are and why they're important. You'll look at how to implement feature flags for UI elements, back end code and even database changes. You'll learn about the benefits of DevOps at speed, and how feature flags can help enable these benefits for Enterprises. Finally, you'll discuss the main challenges facing Enterprises trying to implement feature flags.

You will learn:

  • How to implement feature flags
  • Best practices w/feature flags