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Apr 9, 2020   |  By Nikola uza
Every JavaScript project starts ambitiously, trying not to use too many NPM packages along the way. Even with a lot of effort on our side, packages eventually start piling up. package.json gets more lines over time, and package-lock.json makes pull requests look scary with the number of additions or deletions when dependencies are added. “This is fine” — the team lead says, as other team members nod in agreement. What else are you supposed to do?
Apr 8, 2020   |  By Thijs Cadier
DHH just coined the term “Citadel,” which finally gives us an excellent way to reference how we approach tech at AppSignal. We said, “Hey, this is us! Our thing has a name now”. In addition to the Majestic Monolith, someone should write up the pattern of The Citadel: A single Majestic Monolith captures the majority mass of the app, with a few auxiliary outpost apps for highly specialized and divergent needs.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Stefan Verkerk
Many of us are impacted in one way or another by the Covid-19 virus. At AppSignal, we asked our team to prioritize their families and (mental) health first. We hope you were able to do the same. We are starting to find a new rhythm in these uncertain times, and are continuing on our mission to bring developers amazing monitoring. In that light, we are happy to ship the first version of AppSignal for Node.js.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Stan Lo
Ruby has always been known for the productivity it brings to its developers. Alongside features such as elegant syntax, rich meta-programming support, etc. that make you productive when writing code, it also has another secret weapon called TracePoint that can help you “debug” faster. In this post, I’ll use a simple example to show you 2 interesting facts I found out about debugging.
Mar 25, 2020   |  By Stefan Verkerk
If you have some experience setting up monitoring for different setups, this post is for you. Since different parts of your architecture have different tasks, they also have different expectations. Today, we’ll take a quick dive into how to deal with that reality and set up monitoring for it. Warning: In this post, you’ll have to bear with our enthusiasm for setting things up perfectly.