After you have feature flags setup in your app, you’re likely to want to enable/disable them easily. Frequently this is done on more of an ad-hoc basis and doesn’t necessarily warrant an interface from within your app.
This sort of ad-hoc activity is a good match for Rake and Capistrano.
Here is a basic set of Rake tasks for enabling/disabling feature flags. Note – I’m using Mongoid for the ORM.
We can leverage Capistrano to make the Rake tasks available remotely.
Running the Recipe
Now, enabling or disabling a feature flag on an account is as easy as running a Capistrano recipe.