IBM Cloud App Configuration is a centralized feature management and configuration service for use with web and mobile applications, microservices, and distributed environments.
Instrument your applications with App Configuration SDKs, and use the App Configuration dashboard or administrator API to define feature flags, organize them into collections, and target them to segments (groups) of users or resources that you define. Change feature flag states in the cloud to activate or deactivate features in your application or environment, often without re-starting.
Configure multiple, distributed resources from a central location. Use Collections to organize your flags by app or resource. DevOps engineers can easily manage configurations for complex application and environment from one dashboard.
Include features that are not ready for launch into your deployments, and activate them when they are ready. Developers can use dark launch to reduce source code branch complexity and troublesome merges by including untested or unfinished features behind a feature flag in their master branch. Testers can be confident new features will work in production by using feature flags to actually test there.
Activate features for different segments at different times, or vary features by segment. App owners can fine-tune applications to users, and DevOps engineers can have granular control over environment configurations.
Roll out features and configurations without requiring new code deployments. App owners can efficiently control features without time-consuming pipeline runs.
Instantly roll back problematic features by toggling feature flags in the App Configuration cloud dashboard.
What are Feature Flags?
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