Software teams are under increasing pressure to ship code faster than ever before, but without the right workflow and tools in place, this can introduce unnecessary risk and headache. We wanted to share how to configure deployments, identify issues, and track performance gains using tools and process to get the best results and enable you to ship software with speed and confidence. The tools we will be using in today’s example include Jenkins, Octopus, and Raygun.
Raygun’s Launch Notes are your regular round-up of all the improvements we made to Raygun last month — from significant features to performance updates.
We’ve had a lot of great feedback about our integration with Slack. Customers find it invaluable to have all the information about an error or issue delivered to a channel of their choice. Using Raygun Crash Reporting or APM and Slack together, everyone involved is alerted to a problem, and an indication of the cause can be ascertained immediately. The appropriate person can then be assigned to complete the investigation and resolve the error or issue pronto.
During development, it's important to think about how your application will work with your databases. You can run into performance issues all the way through the stack, so you'll want to be mindful of how the data is being accessed. From the client to the database, there are layers where trouble may creep in.
Customer experience is becoming a key differentiator between competitors. Actually, it already is! If your website is performing poorly, it’s hurting your business. The first step towards improving this performance is using a real user monitoring tool to identify problems and monitor your progress towards improvement.
Loading speeds of websites will always be a tricky thing to manage. They depend on anything and everything between your user’s choice of device and the server hardware your site runs on. There are many web performance killers that can be removed as you develop your web page. Removing as many of these barriers as possible is critical if you want your website to load smoothly and quickly for the majority of your users.