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Monitor JavaScript console logs and user activity with Datadog

Monitoring backend issues is critical for ensuring that requests are handled in a timely manner, and validating that your services are accessible to users. But if you’re not tracking client-side errors and events to get visibility into the frontend, you won’t have any idea how often these issues prompt users to refresh the page—or worse, abandon your website altogether.


Useful tools to manage your application's secrets

When you build and deploy an application, chances are that you need to store some form of secrets. These are typically things like credentials for 3rd party systems and database credentials. As an ASP.NET Core developer, Microsoft provides you with an easy way to store secrets like these in your development environment, namely the Secret Manager.


How Asana Uses Asana: Boosting personal productivity

You might think that after using Asana all day long at work, we revel in the opportunity to unplug from the platform during our free time. But Asana doesn’t just help us manage our work at the office, many of us use it for our own personal projects, errands, and goals too. Check out how seven Asanas are realizing major efficiency and happiness gains by using Asana for everything from marathon training to planning a family vacation.


Why You Should Standardize Your On-Call Schedules

In the modern era of application delivery and rapid deployment, both developers and IT professionals need to take on-call responsibilities. Monitoring and alerting needs to encompass the entire stack. From product development to managing systems in production, you need a holistic incident response and on-call strategy that allows you to quickly identify issues and avoid downtime. IT operations teams and developers alike need to be on-call for the services they build and maintain.


Deeper Visibility into ECS and Fargate with Epsagon

Container orchestration services are becoming more and more popular, as teams are looking to run their container workloads at scale. Kubernetes is already extremely popular, as well as the managed orchestration services by the cloud providers. In particular, AWS’s ECS and Fargate, are commonly used among AWS users, often combined with Lambda functions and other AWS services.


What Is MTTR? A Simple Definition That Will Help Your Team

Mean time to resolution (MTTR) is defined as the sum of the total amount of time that service was interrupted divided by the number of individual incidents. The unit of measurement is some quantity of time. Ideally, you can use minutes as the unit. That is, unless you blacked out the eastern seaboard for weeks!

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How to Get Started on a Remote Business with No Investment

Pretty much everyone dreams of becoming their own boss at one point or another. Considering how much business is done online these days, there’s no reason that you can’t finally achieve this dream even if you don’t have any outside money coming in. There’s a good chance that you can build a remote business without any existing income.


Monitoring Apdex with Scout APM

There is no doubt that looking at response times and memory usage is essential to understanding the general health and performance of your application. But as I am sure you are aware, there is more than one way to monitor an application. Approaching monitoring from a different angle can be a powerful way of gaining new insights. If all you did was watch for high response times or areas of memory bloat, then you might overlook something far more simple: the user’s general level of satisfaction.


Integrating Gitlab CI/CD with Sysdig Secure

In this blog post we are going to cover how to perform Docker image scanning on the Gitlab CI/CD platform using Sysdig Secure. Container images that don’t meet the security policies that you define within Sysdig Secure will be stopped, breaking the build pipeline before being pushed to your production Docker registry.