AWS UG North #37

The next AWS User Group North Event will be on the 30th of April in the Booking.com offices in Manchester. We'll add more details as and when they become available. Speakers: Emanuil Tolev, Community Advocate, Elasticwww.linkedin.com/in/emanuil-tolev/ "Hiring a Private Investigator for your app" It has been a busy several years in monitoring and observability. Logging solutions are widely deployed, from scp+grep to proper federated logging. Collecting centralised server environment and resources metrics has also matured significantly. In this talk we'll introduce the next layer in this onion - in-depth Application Performance Monitoring (APM). While other parts of the monitoring stack could be described as watchpeople, APM plays much more of a detective role, bringing ever more metrics into increasingly complex UIs to suss out performance bottlenecks.We'll talk a bit about the history of APM and show a brief demo of a free APM system (made by Elastic). We'll reflect on a case study of 2 of the speaker's old clients, 2 small web technology-driven organisations which could have gotten more out of their APM systems. We will look at why that might be and how you could do better - what's a good vendor-agnostic way to pick an APM tool.

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