signalfx

Having Cake and Eating It: How to Use Terraform to Build SignalFx Alerts from Code

If making dashboards or detectors is a great way to protect and understand your stack, imagine how amazing it would be if you didn’t have to make them and they just popped into existence, curated by experts in your organization. It’s like a cooking show where the host pulls a baked and iced cake from under the counter. Voila! This, friends, is one of the benefits of monitoring as code.

cookdown

Getting Related Record Data on ServiceNow Forms

Sometimes a case comes up where you need to lookup further information on the active record, via is referenced records. ServiceNow makes it pretty painless with the g_form.getReference method, which uses a callback to keep from blocking the rest of your script. The example I have below, and on our GitHub repo, uses getReference in a Client Script as a way to notify uses if they are setting the owner of a CI as an inactive user.

apigee

Experian: From credit bureau to technology company with APIs

Editor's note: Today we hear from Dang Nguyen, API Platform Product Owner at Experian, on how the company uses the Apigee API management platform to digitally transform from a traditional credit bureau to a true technology and software provider. Read on to learn how Experian uses APIs to help businesses make smarter decisions and individuals take financial control.

tigera

Istio Routing Basics

When learning a new technology like Istio, it’s always a good idea to take a look at sample apps. Istio repo has a few sample apps but they fall short in various ways. BookInfo is covered in the docs and it is a good first step. However, it is too verbose with too many services for me and the docs seem to focus on managing the BookInfo app, rather than building it from ground up. There’s a smaller helloworld sample but it’s more about autoscaling than anything else.

influxdata

Prototyping IoT with InfluxDB Cloud 2.0

Earlier this week we announced that we are ready for the world to start using InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, the next version of the most popular time series database, in production. I love InfluxDB, and joined the company because it is so easy and fun to use while also being a battle-hardened production database. InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 is suitable for monitoring infrastructure (including easily monitoring your Kubernetes cluster) but is also very popular for IoT projects.

upguard

What is the Dark Web?

The dark web is a collection of websites that exist on encrypted darknet, overlay networks that can't be found by search engines or visited with traditional web browsers. Almost all websites on the dark web require special software (like the Tor browser), configurations or authorization to access. One common misconception is the confusion between the dark web and the deep web. The dark web makes up a small part of the deep which, the part of the Internet that is not indexed by search engines.

teamsupport

What You Need to Know About B2B Customer Success to Beat Your Competition

Great companies have always cared about their customers. When a customer pays for a service or offering, it’s up to the company to make sure what they paid for meets their needs. In the past, this may have meant a follow-up call or two, and then the company moved on. However, as the B2B customer experience evolved, a single phone call is no longer good enough. Now, companies have entire “customer success” teams that focus solely on ensuring the customer is happy and remains that way.