GrowthBook 1.0.0 is Here! 🎉 Feature Flagging, Chrome DevTools Extension, and more

We are thrilled to announce the release of version 1.0 of GrowthBook. This version comes with feature flags, devtools, and more.

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GrowthBook 1.0.0 is Here! 🎉  Feature Flagging, Chrome DevTools Extension, and more

We are thrilled to announce the release of version 1.0 of GrowthBook. We want to thank everyone who has provided feedback or made contributions over the past year and 20 previous releases. We are excited for the future of GrowthBook in 2022 and beyond!

Release highlights

The major highlight of this release is the addition of feature flagging to our platform, which fits in naturally with experimentation. We are also releasing our Chrome DevTools extension, which is a huge productivity boost for engineers working with our front-end SDKs. Read about all the improvements below.

Feature Flagging 🔥

Feature flags are now a core part of the GrowthBook platform. Feature flags let engineers wrap their code in conditional checks that are controlled remotely. For example, turning a sales banner on or off, or rendering one of three different versions of a registration form. Instead of just setting the feature flag to the same value for everyone, GrowthBook lets you do advanced segmentation, gradual rollouts, and of course, run A/B tests.

Feature flags are available today for our Javascript and React SDKs, with the rest coming soon. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Chrome DevTools Extension

As part of our developer focus we’ve published a Chrome DevTools extension. For those using our front-end SDKs (Javascript/React), this extension adds a new panel to Chrome’s DevTools that makes it easy to see what features and experiments are being used on the page and lets you toggle between states to test all the different variations of your site, all without leaving the browser. Install the GrowthBook Chrome extension here.

My Reports Page

Back in version 0.9.0, we launched Ad-hoc Reports, which let you dig into experiment results in a sandboxed environment. Now, we’re making those reports easier to find and manage. You’ll be able to see all reports for an experiment directly beneath the results. Plus, there’s a dedicated “My Reports” page, accessible from the user menu in the top nav, that shows all of your reports across all experiments

Import Experiment Improvements

You’ve been able to import experiments from your datasource to GrowthBook for a long time, but this action was hidden deep within the settings section. Now, you can import directly from the Experiments page. Just click the “Add Experiment” button and you’ll see a list of tests to choose from.

Multiple Variation Detection

When analyzing experiment results, GrowthBook will now automatically detect and remove users who were exposed to more than one of the variations. This can happen for various reasons, such as someone logging in and out of multiple accounts. Usually, this only affects a tiny fraction of users, but if it’s happening more than expected in an experiment, we will show a warning message above the results with more info.

Other improvements:

Plus numerous other enhancements and bug fixes. You can read about the full list of changes here.

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