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AI engineering for AI Error Resolution

Smart engineering teams are working out how to use Large Language Models (LLMs) to solve real business problems. At Raygun, we’re no exception, and we’re committing our time and effort to developing AI software applications that bring value to our customers. Our first AI-powered release is AI Error Resolution (AIER), a novel Crash Reporting feature that takes debugging with ChatGPT to the next level. We know that LLMs have already dramatically increased software engineers’ productivity.

Spans - a key concept of distributed tracing

Spans are fundamental building blocks of distributed tracing. A single trace in distributed tracing consists of a series of tagged time intervals known as spans. Spans represent a logical unit of work in completing a user request or transaction. Distributed tracing is critical to application performance monitoring in microservice-based architecture. Before we deep dive into spans, let's have a brief overview of distributed tracing.

From Cloud Adoption to Reversal: Navigating the Hybrid Cloud Advantages Adventure

In the ever-evolving world of IT infrastructure, there’s one question that often ignites passionate debates within IT teams: ‘What’s the golden ticket for our business?’. Hybrid cloud solutions are like stumbling upon hidden treasure in the vast IT landscape. But diving into them isn’t a leisurely stroll—it’s a thrilling adventure, complete with unexpected twists and turns. Each new step reveals new complexities, unraveling the quest for seamless integration.

Xamarin alternatives for cross-platform mobile development

Xamarin is now officially sunset, leaving many developers seeking other options for cross-platform mobile development. If you’re one of them, don’t panic. While Microsoft themselves have shifted towards.NET MAUI, it’s not the only option – there are several robust frameworks that can match Xamarin’s capabilities, and even introduce exciting new features and efficiencies. Let’s look at some leading alternatives to keep your mobile projects thriving.

Break Free from APM's Shackles: Unlock True Resilience with Catchpoint IPM

Are traditional Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools holding you back? Discover how Catchpoint's Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) can transform your approach to digital experience monitoring and unlock true resilience. In this video, we delve into the limitations of APM and how IPM addresses these challenges by providing comprehensive visibility across the entire Internet stack, from backend infrastructure to end-user experience.

Datadog Conversations: How Life360 Keeps Families Safe with Observability

Life360 is a family safety app driven by the mission to protect and connect people, pets, and things. Naveen Puvvula, Director of Cloud Operations, and Jesse Gonzalez, Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer, discuss why observability is critical to achieving reliability and how they continue to deliver real-time location updates for their users even during high-traffic events. Finally, they share their advice for other tech leaders in the industry to choose partners that align closely to solve problems together and technologies that reduce friction and improve developer joy.

DataDog vs Jaeger - key features, differences and alternatives

Both DataDog and Jaeger are tools used to monitor application performance. The difference lies in what they monitor and terms of usage. Jaeger is an open-source tool focused on distributed tracing of requests in a microservice architecture. While DataDog is a SaaS APM vendor covering most monitoring needs of an application. Application performance monitoring is the process of keeping your app's health in check. APM tools enable you to be proactive about meeting the demands of your customers.

Latest Top 13 Distributed Tracing Tools [perfect for microservices]

Modern digital organizations have rapidly adopted microservices-based architecture for their applications. Distributed tracing tools help monitor microservices-based applications. Choosing the right distributed tracing tool is critical. How do you know which is the right one for you? In this post, we will cover the top 13 distributed tracing tools in 2024 that can solve your monitoring and observability needs.

Monitoring your Nextjs application using OpenTelemetry

Nextjs is a production-ready React framework for building single-page web applications. It enables you to build fast and user-friendly static websites, as well as web applications using Reactjs. Using OpenTelemetry Nextjs libraries, you can set up end-to-end tracing for your Nextjs applications. Nextjs has its own monitoring feature, but it is only limited to measuring the metrics like core web vitals and real-time analytics of the application.

Choosing an OpenTelemetry backend - Things To Keep In Mind

OpenTelemetry is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) incubating project aimed at standardizing the way we instrument applications for generating telemetry data(logs, metrics, and traces). However, OpenTelemetry does not provide storage and visualization for the collected telemetry data. And that’s where an OpenTelemetry backend is needed. Cloud computing and containerization made deploying and scaling applications easier.