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Kill switches


Kill switches are a critical feature in software systems, acting as an emergency measure to swiftly deactivate a particular function or feature. They are essential in mitigating risks and addressing unforeseen issues post-deployment, ensuring system stability and security.



  1. Implementation: Embed kill switches in the software to control specific functionalities.
  2. Activation Mechanism: Ensure switches can be activated quickly and easily, often remotely.
  3. Monitoring: Continuously monitor the system to identify when activation of a kill switch is necessary.
  4. Post-Activation Analysis: After activation, analyze the issue and implement a long-term solution.

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Best Practices


Kill switches are an indispensable tool in modern software management, providing a safety net against unforeseen issues and maintaining user trust. By enabling rapid response to critical problems, they play a vital role in safeguarding both the software's integrity and the user experience. Learn more about kill-switches.

Flag naming conventions

Best practices for naming feature flags to ensure clarity and consistency.

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Operational flags

Feature flags used to control operational aspects of a system.

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Remote configuration

Updating application behavior and settings without redeploying the software.

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