Welcome to LaunchDarkly! We're excited to partner with you as you use feature flags to make high-impact changes with minimal risk and maximum control.
To get started with LaunchDarkly, you must first create or join a team. To learn more about LaunchDarkly teams, read Joining a team.
After you have joined a team, you will have have access to the LaunchDarkly dashboard. To learn how to create a feature flag, read Your first feature flag.
Here are some additional resources for learning how to use the dashboard:
- LaunchDarkly in less than 5 minutes: A high-level video overview of LaunchDarkly.
- Quickstart guide: The in-app LaunchDarkly quickstart.
- Your first feature flag: Creating a feature flag tutorial.
- Creating your first flag: An in-depth guide to creating a feature flag.
- Video about targeting users based on user metadata: video overview
- Flag rules and targeting: A guide explaining how to target users with flag variations.
- LaunchDarkly onboarding: A series of videos covering a variety of getting started topics.
In addition to Dashboard access, you must set up a LaunchDarkly SDK to integrate LaunchDarkly with your code. To learn more, read Setting up an SDK. For information about how to choose an SDK, read Client-side and server-side SDKs.
After you join a team, set up your SDK, and begin using feature flags, you may want to ask some questions to learn about your team’s implementation:
- Do we use both temporary and permanent flags in our code base?
- What naming conventions and styles are used for our different resources such as flags, segments, projects, and environments?
- How do we manage flag cleanup?
- Is there a standardized rollout strategy for new features?
- What LaunchDarkly role am I assigned and what does that mean?
To learn more about making these determinations, read Best practices.