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Sep 1, 2021   |  By Alexandre Couëdelo
One big reason I started implementing DevOps culture and practices at my company in 2018 was because we didn't want to fall behind our competitors when it came to software delivery.
Jul 26, 2021   |  By Dylan Etkin
The larger your team grows and the faster your teams move, the harder it is for engineering leaders to find trust but verify moments, the moments where you should dig in and make sure your team's health is improving. Imagine a world where all your engineering tools are working together such that accurate and insightful trust but verify moments come to you. Imagine a world where you have the finest Sleuth in the world, working just for you.
Jul 14, 2021   |  By Don Brown
In this 8-minute explainer video, Don Brown, Sleuth CTO and Co-founder and host of Sleuth TV on YouTube, explains what DORA / Accelerate metrics are and shares his recommendations on how to improve on each of them. Watch or read the transcript below.
Apr 14, 2021   |  By Dylan Etkin
‍In Sleuth’s continuing efforts to help our customers to deliver faster and safer, we have always put security as a top-level business priority. Security and privacy of our customers’ data is always in the forefront of our design, development, and deployment concerns. We understand the level of trust our customers put in us when they connect key systems together with Sleuth.
Jan 29, 2021   |  By Dylan Etkin
‍Today we’re excited to be rolling out a completely redesigned Sleuth experience. Our new Command Center provides one place to visit so developers can quickly and safely deploy new changes. ‍
Dec 24, 2020   |  By Michael Knighten
Data from monitoring tools like Datadog are useful for developers to help them understand whether the code they've deployed is healthy or needs to be fixed or rolled back, or when there is an incident to investigate. As a deployment mission control, Sleuth helps developers see metrics data from a developer-centric point of view - by deployment - and interpret such data for them. ‍‍
Nov 12, 2020   |  By Michael Knighten
One of our most commonly requested integrations, Datadog cloud monitoring, was announced last week on the Datadog blog! Sleuth organizes your deployments into projects, which collect and organize key data from your code sources and their associated staging environments. This data consists of metrics and errors.
Oct 26, 2020   |  By Michael Knighten
At times, directing projects in multiple locales from a desktop or laptop feels like conducting an orchestra in the dark. Coordinating with diverse, remote teams of developers producing software on an agile schedule of continual updates and releases can be especially nerve-wracking. At Sleuth, we’re crushing the remote-work challenge because, in 20 years of managing from afar, we’ve learned a thing or two — actually three — about how to do it right.
Oct 8, 2020   |  By Dylan Etkin
As a small startup, and a fully remote one to boot (thanks COVID), having only the “right” amount of meetings is crucial. Over-index on meetings and your team will get nothing done. Go too far the other way and your team won’t understand the vision, why you are doing what you are doing, and won’t be able to form the personal bonds that are required for a small team to succeed. We set aside 45 minutes every morning to discuss pretty much anything and everything.
Oct 5, 2020   |  By Don Brown
Here at Sleuth, we live in Zoom, and have accumulated a list of tips to make video meetings better. I'm going to talk about three quick tips to go from a muddled dungeon dweller to a clear, engaging talking head, all without spending a dime. If you want even more, the above video shows you 9 more tips, including one advanced (but still completely free) tip to turn a video call into a real-time broadcast experience.
Dec 17, 2021   |  By Sleuth
Two of the four DORA metrics, Change Failure Rate and MTTR, require that you first define what failure means. Does failure always mean incident? Or should failure mean rollback? In this video, Don walks you through a couple different ways to define failure, and how Sleuth does it today. SLEUTH A deploy-based DORA / Accelerate Metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Dec 16, 2021   |  By Sleuth
Log4j and Java sucks, but I don't use that, so I'm safe...right? Wrong. This video walks through the wrong lessons to take away from the huge Log4j remote code execution vulnerability, and points you at the lessons you should be learning instead. While the Log4j vulnerability may not directly affect you, its type of vulnerabilities certainly do.
Dec 10, 2021   |  By Sleuth
Sleuth tracks not just changes but also the moments they hit production. Sleuth goes backwards to figure where they came from, and forwards to figure out their health. In this 12 minutes video, Don describes the main functionalities of Sleuth: SLEUTH A deploy-based DORA / Accelerate Metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Nov 15, 2021   |  By Sleuth
Pull requests don't have to suck. In this video, Don shares his top 10 tips for making PRs a more friction-less experience for everyone involved - from the developer who opens the PR to those who need to review it.
Nov 11, 2021   |  By Sleuth
For the final story from the trenches, we're sharing how we ourselves use Sleuth at Sleuth to track Accelerate / DORA metrics, find bottlenecks, and automate to deploy faster.
Oct 21, 2021   |  By Sleuth
Code coverage, or test coverage, refers to the percentage of your source code that are "covered" by your test suite. Presumably, the higher the better, right? Not necessarily, Don explains in this video. SLEUTH A deploy-based Accelerate Metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Oct 10, 2021   |  By Sleuth
With Sleuth, you can instantly and automatically track the four DORA metrics: Change Lead Time, Deploy Frequency, Change Failure Rate, and MTTR. No more, no less. Sleuth tracks them accurately, doesn't attempt to track dubious individual metrics, and doesn't require any manual work. SLEUTH A deploy-based Accelerate Metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Oct 10, 2021   |  By Sleuth
Setting up Sleuth is easy a caveman can do it 😜 Seriously, all you need to do is enable a few integrations with tools in your toolchain, plus one extra optional step that'll signficantly improve the accuracy of your DORA metrics. SLEUTH A deploy-based Accelerate Metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Oct 10, 2021   |  By Sleuth
The time it takes to get a change into production, also known as Change Lead Time, is an important measure of developer productivity, and one of the four DORA metrics. In Sleuth, you can easily break down Change Lead Time into activities to get insights into potential bottlenecks. SLEUTH A deploy-based Accelerate Metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Sep 16, 2021   |  By Sleuth
A story from Don's time at Reciprocity where they went from deploying once every 3 months to once a week! How did they do it? As it turns out, what was blocking them wasn't really a technical problem.

Deployment tracking, move fast without breaking things. When a deployment causes downtime, reduced performance, or customer facing bugs, Sleuth knows. Drawing from the best in class tools your engineering teams already use such as source control, APM, issue and error tracking. We equip your teams with the data needed to dramatically reduce downtime!

How Sleuth Deployment Tracking Works:

  • Detect: When a deployment causes downtime, reduced performance, or bugs, our impact detection engine knows. Quickly identify, resolve, and re-deploy.
  • Alert: Real-time Slack notifications fine-tuned to only the information you care about. Consolidate all your DevOps-related notifications into a single, powerful channel.
  • Command: Track releases from staging to production. Know what's deployed, and what's coming. Understand the impact, and fix shit when it goes wrong.
  • Control: Create order and eliminate release lag with PR-based workflows. Manage approvals, lock deployments, and ship with confidence.

Deploy Your Code With Confidence!