Today, Rollout.io announced that its organic feature delivery platform has been integrated with Atlassian issue and project tracking software, Jira Software. Jira Software is the number one software development tool used by agile teams. Integrating Rollout with Jira Software generates detailed reports of feature flags right inside Jira issues, resulting in greater collaboration among product teams. By reducing context switching, or the process of stopping work in one project and picking it back up after performing a different task on a different project, engineers can now streamline their workflow and create new software features faster.
“Our platform integration with Jira Software removes friction in the app development process and allows developers and product teams to speed the pace of creating new software features,” said Rollout CTO Eyal Keren. “At the same time, by giving teams the ability to understand more context of what’s happening behind a feature flag, we are greatly reducing risks to the business and ensuring that customers never encounter incomplete code or experience poor app performance because of new features.”
As a best practice, application developers use feature flagging to decouple code deployments from feature releases. The Rollout platform helps teams to reduce the business risks associated with in-production bugs or app downtime, while increasing visibility of feature performance in order to maintain a positive customer experience. Rollout manages the entire development lifecycle so that teams understand who is controlling, using and changing app features at all times. By integrating with Jira Software, Rollout users can understand the current state of a feature in the release process in conjunction with a Jira issue.