The latest News and Information on Serverless Monitoring, Management, Development and related cloud technologies.


Understanding Serverless Observability

Ideally, observability should help you understand the state of your application and how it performs under different circumstances. However, while serverless observability may seem similar to serverless monitoring and testing, the three achieve different goals. Testing helps you check your application for known issues, and monitoring helps you evaluate system health according to known metrics. Observability helps you search and discover unknown issues, providing end-to-end visibility.


Dashbird app launches new version

The new Dashbird app is bringing your data together for a faster, more secure, and smoother observability experience with team collaboration in mind. The enhanced version of the Dashbird app is making your account more secure and your app navigation and data exploration faster, more intuitive, and all-around enjoyable. Additionally, you can now enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your Dashbird account. Check it out now!


Decoding Azure Service Bus Exceptions for Operational Excellence

Consider an E-Commerce Application with millions of users, built with various microservices. Since these microservices are decoupled, highly scalable, the communication and data sharing should be more reliable and seamless for business continuity. Here comes the Enterprise Service Bus technology. An enterprise service bus implements a communication system between mutually interacting software applications in a service-oriented architecture (SOA).


Debugging with Dashbird: Resolving the Most Common API Gateway Request Errors

Adding an API Gateway to your application is a good way to centralize some work you usually have to do for all of your API routes, like authentication or validation. But like every software system, it comes with its own problems. Solving errors in the cloud isn’t always straightforward, and API Gateway isn’t an exception. AWS API Gateway is an HTTP gateway, and as such, it uses the well-known HTTP status codes to convey its errors to you.


Serverless Vs. Containers: Which One Should You Use?

Containers and serverless computing are two of the most popular methods for deploying applications. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. To choose the one that’s right for your business, you need to understand the pros and cons of managing your own containers versus using serverless services.

Planning Center: Simplifying observability and reducing MTTR in a serverless world, with Datadog

Justin Bodeutsch, Systems Administrator at Planning Center discusses how Datadog’s alerting, log management, serverless, and infrastructure monitoring tools have simplified internal processes and been instrumental in minimizing MTTR across the business.

Understanding Azure Logic Apps Resource Types

In recent years, businesses innovate and migrate at a faster pace by using Microsoft Azure cloud-native technologies. Azure Integration Services, an industry leading Integration Platform as a Service (iPaas) provides multiple offerings like Logic Apps, Service Bus, API Management, Event Grid, Azure Functions & Data Factory to meet application integration scenarios. Azure Logic Apps gaining good interest with more than 40,000 customers using it.


Serverless Stonks checker for Wall Street Bets: week 3 activity report insights

A few weeks ago we posted the “How we built a serverless Stonks checker API for Wall Street Bets” article. And ever since, we’ve seen quite a lot of volume in the Stonks checker app. In this follow-up article, we will show you some interesting findings around the API. Over the past three weeks, we have seen a good amount of usage of the API we set up. You can see that there was a nice spike soon after the story broke.


Learn to look at the bright side of Serverless in 2021

It seems like the inventors of public clouds forecasted that 2020 will leave no choice but force millions of office workers to adopt the concept of working from home overnight. Imagine how different pandemic communication would have been without cloud computing in various aspects, proving that a good crisis should never be wasted although there were no contingency plans for reference.