Introducing Waffle for Django
Waffle is a feature-flipping library for Django that strives to be easy and intuitive, and work with both the Django/Jingo/Jinja2 stack we use at Mozilla, and Django templates out of the box.
Waffle lets you define various reasons a flag can be active for a given request. You can make flags active for all superusers, or authenticated users, for example. You can also define a percentage of “everyone else” who will see the flag as active.
If Waffle uses a dice roll to determine if the current request will have the flag turned on, it sets a cookie so the flag will continue to be active or inactive for subsequent requests. For all subsequent requests, the cookie value is respected. Waffle only sets cookies if a given flag was actually used during the request.
Flags are global: once a given flag is set for a user, that flag is set on every request or page view. You can test a flag on
/foo and trust that a given user will see the same flag value on
Flags can be used in templates, in views, or even to hide whole views.
Optionally, Waffle can activate flags based on the query string, so you can guarantee a flag will be on or off for any request for testing.
Check out Waffle on Github and let me know what you think!