Introducing: firebase feature flags for Jira
Today is the first release of a Jira plugin to allow firebase feature flags to be toggled from within a jira ticket! In this article I will be discussing how to use this plugin, and some suggestions for how it could fit into your work flow
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Feature flags and CI / CD
Feature flagging in effect means hiding new features behind a simple on /off toggle in code, and enabling the feature when it’s ready to go. In the world of continuous delivery, this works particularly well as it allows a developer
The plugins’ main purpose is to provide a way of toggling feature flags directly from a jira ticket. It allows a QA engineer to toggle feature flags on just for QA when they want to test a new feature, and for product teams to decide which features can be released when they’re ready for public consumption. The idea of integration into jira is simple — if jira is already where product features are defined, managed and tracked why not also make it the place that releases of features are managed?
To use the feature flagging plugin, install on your jira instance, connect your account in the settings and then on any jira ticket where you want to link a ticket to a feature flag simply select the firebase icon and follow the instructions on screen. Full details here:
I hope you enjoy the plugin!!