External configuration store pattern

The majority of application runtime environments include configuration information that is held in files deployed with the application, located within the application folders. In some cases, it is possible to edit these files to change the behavior of the application after it has been deployed. However, in many cases, changes to the configuration require the application to be redeployed, resulting in unacceptable downtime and additional administrative overhead.

Local configuration files also limit the configuration to a single application, whereas, in some scenarios, it would be useful to share configuration settings across multiple applications. Managing changes to local configurations across multiple ...

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