Prometheus vs. Datadog: Which is Right for your Business?

Consistent monitoring of your applications is essential for your business’s success. This article discusses key differences between two competitors in the application monitoring market, Prometheus and Datadog. Read more

How to Optimize Docker Performance

Docker containers have revolutionized the cloud industry. This guide will cover different methods of optimizing Docker performance and answer some frequently asked questions about the technology. Read more

Here's What Software Errors Could be Costing your Business

Software errors are annoying – they are troublesome for IT departments and affect many company processes. Sometimes these software errors could have negligible impact, while on other occasions, they could wreak absolute havoc, especially for industries like banking, healthcare, airlines, and stock markets. Read more

A Guide to Application Monitoring Best Practices

Application Performance Monitoring (APM), as the name suggests, is the process of monitoring the performance of the many aspects of your application. APM tools, like Scout APM, allow organizations to get a detailed analysis of the performance of their applications, in real-time. Read more

Alternatives to Using GitHub in 2021

Source code repositories are digital libraries that store codes of different projects created by developers. GitHub is one source code managing repository, along with many others on the market. This article touches on some of Github’s features and provides insights into other similar services to help you choose the best source code management repository for your projects. Read more

Concrete Steps to Reducing MTTR

Mean Time To Resolution, or MTTR, defines how well a system can recover from an average error encountered during normal functioning. MTTR is also among the most misunderstood metrics in the APM industry. This guide looks at MTTR in detail and the best practices to follow for reducing MTTR. Read more

The Essential Guide to PHP Error Logging

There’s a reason developers build dedicated logging systems to track errors that arise throughout an application’s lifecycle. Error logs provide useful info about what went wrong and how to fix it. Read more

Kubernetes: Weighing Advantages and Disadvantages

With Kubernetes, deploying and managing applications is similar to managing a microservice. Instead of worrying about how your servers will scale to accommodate significant traffic and data, you focus on building the application. Read more

A Guide to Error Handling in Express.js

Striving for the most optimized code and squeezing out every last ounce of performance is all well and good; yet, it’s important to remember all it takes is one unhandled error leak into your user interface to override all the seconds you helped your users save. Read more

A Comparison of Top Application Performance Monitoring Tools

Choosing an APM tool that works best for you depends on the requirements of your application, audience, budget, team, among other factors. Take a look at a comparison of the best APM tools on the market based on a specific set of criteria. Read more

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