Monitoring

sentry

Common Sentry Settings Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Sentry helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real-time. Of course, finding and fixing bugs with Sentry is easier when Sentry itself is set up in a way that minimizes disruption. Our help center and documentation can help with that. We’ve also put together a list of the most common issues our Support team works on with Sentry customers that you’ll find useful (or, at least we hope you do).

elastic

Implementing a Hot-Warm-Cold Architecture with Index Lifecycle Management

Index lifecycle management (ILM) is a feature that was first introduced in Elasticsearch 6.6 (beta) and made generally available in 6.7. ILM is part of Elasticsearch and is designed to help you manage your indexes. In this blog, we will explore how to implement a hot-warm-cold architecture using ILM. Hot-warm-cold architectures are common for time series data such as logging or metrics.

lightstep

How to Get Started with Chaos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Gamedays

When you first start deploying applications in the cloud, it can feel amazing. You just tell the system to do something and suddenly your code is available to everyone. A bit later though, you’ll likely experience failure. It could be failure of the instance running the code, networking to clients, networking to databases, or something else. After a while, that failure can seem like Chaos: uncontrolled, unpredictable, unwelcome.

datadog

Collect Google Stackdriver logs with Datadog

Google Cloud’s Stackdriver Logging is a managed service that centralizes and stores logs from your Google Cloud Platform services and applications. We are excited to announce that Datadog’s GCP integration now includes Stackdriver Logging. You can collect all your GCP logs using Datadog so you can search, filter, analyze, and alert on them along with your metrics and distributed request traces in a single platform.

bugfender

How to Fix Crashing Apps on iPhone and Android: A (Non) Developer’s Guide

If you’ve got an app that keeps going down for no apparent reason, don’t worry: this quick and easy guide will give you the tools to get it up and running smoothly. If you’re not from the tech world yourselves, you probably think us programmers get everything right all the time. That everything in our world is so cutting-edge it can slice through ice, and app crashes are practically an alien concept for us.

uptime

Is Uptime.com the Right Nagios Core Alternative for You?

Uptime.com and the Nagios monitoring tool serve similar functionality from a surface view. Both alert users to downtime, both offer extensive notification options, and both maintain an API for a variety of flexible use cases. However, these surface distinctions are the extent of the similarities between the two. Nagios Core and Uptime.com serve very different user types, and offer different benefits. You can think of Nagios as your internal safeguard, and there are some challenges to scaling.

lightstep

Announcing LightStep Developer Mode: A Simple Way to Instrument Services and Get Started with Tracing

As long as I have been programming, the console has been my friend. I’m writing code, and I want to visualize it better. Slap in a few debug logs, check out the console, and carry on. This. Is. My. Life. But as much as I love my console, I also love structured data. Trace data is inherently structured. It’s visual. Let’s take advantage of that. This brings us to Developer Mode.