- In the early stages of implementation, a hurdle emerged while working on a new customer onboarding process.
- The team handling this process stored their code in a separate branch, necessitating frequent synchronization with the main branch.
- This approach resulted in the existence of two code versions, introducing complexities and increasing the workload for our developers.
The adoption of Feature Flags proved to be a game-changer. This mechanism allowed us to activate or deactivate specific sections of code seamlessly without creating separate branches. From a developer's perspective, the integration of Feature Flags provided a significant advantage during testing and development.
By proactively implementing Feature Flags, we enhanced the developers' quality of life and facilitated swift rollbacks of erroneous changes, empowering our business stakeholders. Presently, 14 functionalities are secured with their respective flags, and any new feature introduced follows this approach. Subsequently, the iOS team also adopted this mechanism, further promoting consistency and efficiency across the development process. The successful integration of Feature Flags has set a precedent for our development teams, showcasing the power of adaptability and agility in the ever-evolving landscape of software development.