Bullet Train Client

The SDK clients for Ruby https://bullet-train.io/. Bullet Train allows you to manage feature flags and remote config across multiple projects, environments and organisations.

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See running in production for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.


VIA gem

gem install bullet-train-client


Retrieving feature flags for your project

For full documentation visit https://docs.bullet-train.io

require "bullet-train-ruby-client"

bt = BulletTrain.new(<<Your API KEY>>")

if bt.getValue("font_size")
  #    Do something awesome with the font size

if bt.hasFeature("does_not_exist")
  #do something
  #do nothing, or something else

Available Options

Property Description Required Default Value
environmentID Defines which project environment you wish to get flags for. example ACME Project - Staging. YES null
onError Callback function on failure to retrieve flags. (error)=>{...} NO null
defaultFlags Defines the default flags if there are any NO null
api Use this property to define where you're getting feature flags from, e.g. if you're self hosting. NO https://bullet-train-api.dokku1.solidstategroup.com/api/v1/

Available Functions

Property Description
init Initialise the sdk against a particular environment
hasFeature(key) Get the value of a particular feature e.g. bulletTrain.hasFeature("powerUserFeature") // true
hasFeature(key, userId) Get the value of a particular feature for a user e.g. bulletTrain.hasFeature("powerUserFeature", 1234) // true
getValue(key) Get the value of a particular feature e.g. bulletTrain.getValue("font_size") // 10
getValue(keym userId) Get the value of a particular feature for a specificed user e.g. bulletTrain.getValue("font_size", 1234) // 15
getFlags() Trigger a manual fetch of the environment features, if a user is identified it will fetch their features
getFlagsForUser(1234) Trigger a manual fetch of the environment features with a given user id

Identifying users

Identifying users allows you to target specific users from the Bullet Train dashboard. You can include an optional user identifier as part of the hasFeature and getValue methods to retrieve unique user flags and variables.


Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.

Getting Help

If you encounter a bug or feature request we would like to hear about it. Before you submit an issue please search existing issues in order to prevent duplicates.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our projects you can email projects@solidstategroup.com.