Feature Flags, Feature Toggles, Feature Switches. What ever you can call them, they are a tool to easily switch a behavior in your code without making code changes. They are behavior based.
At first glace, Feature Flags and Environment Variables might seem like they are similar, but as we’ll see, they fulfill vastly different roles and conflating the two can be problematic.
A run down on the apps I use regularly and why. Caution, Mac specific drivel ahead.
Back in 2018, I wrote about a password reset method illustrating how to do a password reset without storing a reset code in the database. This has worked well for a few of my apps, but recently some good friends, we’ll call them Pedro and Rosco, came up with a much better solution.
I’m asked all the time “How can I learn all this stuff?". The simple answer is ‘build an app’
Do you want a secret that will make you 10x more productive?
Of course you do. As a programmer, you’re designed to look for better, faster, more efficient solutions to all life’s problems. It’s in your nature, and if you could be 10x faster, you would at least be curious.
Paige Niedringhaus writes a nice blog post called Password Reset Emails In Your React App Made Easy with Nodemailer, where she outlines how to use Nodemailer + ReactJS + Node.js + MySQL + Sequelize to build a simple password reset flow. Everyone reading these words has doubtless gone through the familiar password reset song and dance. Enter your email into a form field, receive an email with a link, click the link, reset your password, voilà!