LaunchDarkly is a powerful development tool which allows software developers to roll out updates and new features. LaunchDarkly lets development teams separate their code deployments from future iterations of their product, allowing developers to deploy their updates faster, control their releases more effectively, and process end user feed back more efficiently. LauchDarkly allows development and operations teams to deploy their products to the end user, while keeping the new features added to their software hidden until the teams are confident that the updates are ready to share. Using this tool, developers can easily turn on and off features via the LaunchDarkly dashboard. The simple to use dashboard for LaunchDarkly was created to give easy and real time feedback to developers, assisting them when rolling out new updates. The dashboard features up to date feedback, custom targeting rules for your new features, timed release options, and most importantly a kill switch. These features allow developers to rest easy during updates to their products, knowing that new product features can be incrementally tested and rolled out to their users. By controlling features that end users can access, LaunchDarkly gives developers the power to test features before their general release, reducing the number of bugs and bad user experiences.
- Production Testing
- Timed Code Releases
- Central Visibility
- Unparalleled Control
- Version Control
- Single and Multi Tenant Support
- Excellent Interface
- Easily Integrate Into Your Operation
- Great End User Support
- Almost Eliminates Risk
- Allows Cooperation Between Development and Operation Teams
- Highly Used in Industry
- Few Integrations
LaunchDarkly is a powerful development tool which seems almost indispensable in the current market. End users and clients want new features to work flawlessly as each new version of a product is released. This puts a high amount of stress on developers as shortened deadlines often result in reduced product testing windows. LaunchDarkly addresses these problems and more. The easy to use dashboard gives developers up to date feedback on their new features, allowing them to see when and where breaks in their code occur. Using the dashboards target feature is a game changer. By choosing the audience you want new features exposed to, developers can control the populations that see their features and isolate problems that occur in a particular sector or industry. One of the drawbacks of LaunchDarkly is that there are few integrations, the two main integrations being New Relic and Optimizely. Other comparative development tools, such as Split or Petri, offer many more integrations such as Slack and Sumo Logic. The goal of LaunchDarkly is to reduce risk to developers, and it does this exceptionally. By using LaunchDarkly, you may be able to reduce your risk when pushing software updates to your end users, allowing you to seamlessly integrate new features for your users to enjoy.