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Canary release


Canary release is a technique used in software deployment where a new version is rolled out to a small subset of users before a full deployment. This strategy allows teams to test the waters with real users in a controlled environment, minimizing the risk of widespread issues.



  1. Version Preparation: Ready the new version of the software for release.
  2. Select Canary Group: Choose a small, representative group of users for initial rollout.
  3. Gradual Rollout: Release the update to the canary group and monitor closely.
  4. Full Deployment: If successful with the canary group, proceed with a full rollout.

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Best Practices


Canary releases are an effective strategy for implementing new software updates with minimized risk. By allowing for real-world testing on a small scale, they provide valuable insights that guide full-scale deployments, ensuring smoother and more reliable software updates. Learn more about release management.

Blue-green deployment

A method of deploying and releasing applications by switching between two identical environments that are only differentiated by their version of the deployed application.

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Dark launching

Releasing a new feature to a subset of users without them being aware of it, for testing purposes.

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Feature lifecycle management

The process of managing the introduction, operation, and retirement of features.

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