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A time machine for your env variables

One of the great things about Lumigo is that it records a lot of context about each Lambda invocation. This includes the invocation event and its return value, as well as the environment variables that were in use at the time. I find this super helpful because it gives me all the relevant information about an invocation in one place. I don’t have to jump between different screens to find the relevant information and then piece the clues together in my head.

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Feature Spotlight: System Maps

Lumigo’s System Map is a real-time visualization of your entire application. A bird’s eye view of the whole stack with filters that allow you to drill down into a subset of your infrastructure. Our systems have grown exponentially both in scale and complexity. AWS takes care of scaling automatically, ensuring your application will scale gracefully regardless of the programming language, load, or location.

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Feature Spotlight: Timeline

Lumigo’s Transaction Timeline lets you see in a glance the flow of a transaction across its components and the latency caused by each, allowing you to easily identify bottlenecks and issues. Distributed tracing is a popular method for monitoring and profiling transactions in a microservices architecture. It’s what developers use to pinpoint failures, performance drops and other problems.

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Feature Spotlight: Auto-Tracing

Lumigo’s Auto-Tracing allows you to implement distributed tracing on your Lambda functions with 3-clicks and no manual code changes. If you’ve already decided to move to a serverless infrastructure, you probably understand the importance of monitoring your AWS Lambdas and what it might entail. For the few out there that are still wondering what monitoring AWS Lambda means, I’ll break it down for you in a couple of steps.

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Feature Spotlight: Explore

We’ve recently updated one of the most powerful features in Lumigo: Explore, and I wanted to tell you a bit more about it and what it can do for you. Explore is a quick and easy way to find events you are interested in your Lambda invocations. Without a feature such as Explore, you would have to sift through thousands of invocations to find what you are looking for, wasting a lot of time.

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Lumigo achieves AWS Lambda Ready designation

We’re excited to announce that Lumigo achieved the coveted AWS Lambda Ready designation as a serverless-first observability platform. Over the years we’ve put a lot of effort into building a product that would help the mainstream adoption of serverless technology by providing developers with the tools they need and it’s truly an honor to have AWS recognize those efforts.

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Serverless Continuous Integration in the era of parallelism

As a team that does pure serverless, we place a lot of emphasis on fast deployments. Lately, though, as our codebase has gotten larger, and the number of interactions between the microservices has increased, we have come up against the classic problem of excessively long test execution times in our serverless continuous integration.

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Serverless CI/CD: How we added a staging step

Unit tests and integration tests are vitally important, but sometimes even those aren’t sufficient to ensure that critical services in your application will function smoothly in production. In those cases, adding a staging step to our CI/CD process allows us to test a feature with real data in a less supervised environment. For example, here at Lumigo we decided to use it for our Node.js tracer.