Feature Toggles, Package Management and Versioning with Azure DevOps

by Marcel de Vries

Learn how to use feature toggles to separate a deployment from a release and enable multiple releases a day! Apply practices to split up your solutions into NuGet packages and apply a versioning strategy that enables fast release cycles.

What you'll learn

Delivering software to production in a repeatable and reliable way requires us to be smarter about the way we deploy and release our software. In this course, Feature Toggles, Package Management and Versioning with Azure DevOps, you'll see how to use feature toggles, package management, and a proven way of versioning in order to deploy your software multiple times without affecting any users. First, you'll discover how to separate deployment from a release by using Feature Toggles as a means to introduce new or changed functionality without the need for branching in source control. Next, you'll explore details on how to split up your solution in multiple packages, and how you can ask crucial questions to determine the correct granularity, coupling, and cohesion between packages. Finally, you'll learn an industry proven way of versioning that helps you avoid endless dependencies. We integrate this into our automated builds in Azure DevOps. By the end of this course, you'll know how to efficiently use feature toggles, package management, and versioning with Azure DevOps.

About the author

Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. Marcel co-founded Xpirit in 2014 as a spin off from Xebia Netherlands. Together with Xebia they help customers with Digital Transformation, Agile Consulting, and Full Stack development with both Microsoft and open source products. Marcel spends most of his time looking at how new emerging technologies, a shift in mindset, and a new way of work, can help organizations get software in production... more

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