Harnessing feature management with Statsig

Statsig – a powerful feature management platform that empowers developers to control feature releases, run experiments, and gather valuable insights in real-time. In this post, we’ll explore how you can seamlessly integrate Statsig with your Ruby on Rails projects to enhance development flexibility and deliver exceptional user experiences.

Introducing Statsig

Statsig is a feature management platform designed to help developers build, release, and iterate on features with confidence. With Statsig, you can control feature flags, run A/B tests, and monitor feature performance in real-time, all through a simple and intuitive interface. Whether you’re rolling out new features, conducting experiments, or gathering insights, Statsig provides the tools you need to optimize user experiences and drive product success.

Integrating Statsig with Ruby on Rails

Step 1: Installation

To get started with Statsig in your Ruby on Rails application, you’ll need to install the statsig-ruby gem. Add the following line to your Gemfile:

gem 'statsig-ruby', '~> 0.4.0'

Then, run bundle install to install the gem.

Step 2: Configuration

Next, configure Statsig with your SDK key. Create an initializer file (statsig.rb) in the config/initializers directory with the following configuration:

Statsig.configure do |config|
  config.secret_key = 'your_secret_key_here'

Replace ‘your_secret_key_here’ with your Statsig SDK key.

Step 3: Using Feature Flags

Once Statsig is configured, you can start using feature flags in your Ruby on Rails application. Here’s an example of how you can check if a feature is enabled:

if Statsig.check_gate('your_feature_key', user_id: current_user.id)
  # Feature is enabled
  # Implement feature code here
  # Feature is disabled
  # Implement alternative code here

Replace ‘your_feature_key’ with the appropriate value for your feature flag.


By integrating Statsig with Ruby on Rails, you can take advantage of feature management capabilities to streamline development processes, run experiments, and deliver personalized user experiences. Whether you’re rolling out new features, testing hypotheses, or gathering insights, Statsig provides the tools and insights you need to drive product success. Start harnessing the power of feature management with Statsig in your Ruby on Rails applications today!

Happy coding!