Monitoring As Code With Checkly

SMC Journal

Nov 21 2023 • 26 mins

Monitoring as code could be the future of synthetic monitoring, allowing for continuous monitoring of APIs and websites through automation scripts and configurations stored in a repository, making it a collaborative effort in a DevOps culture.

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Show Notes

GUEST: Hannes Lenke LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanneslenke/

Checkly demo (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWFH8M_GOBw

Video Insights on Monitoring As Code

🤔 The use of Monitoring as Code has the potential to revolutionize synthetic monitoring, allowing for more efficient and scalable monitoring practices. 🚀 “Monitoring as code” is a concept that enables continuous monitoring of APIs and websites using synthetic users, driven by open source technologies like Playwright and JavaScript/TypeScript. 🛒 Synthetic monitoring aims to provide a clear signal of whether a system is running and working from an end user perspective, particularly important for e-commerce companies to ensure their online shops are functioning properly for customers. 🚀 “Monitoring as code enables monitoring to become a team sport, where all configurations, alerts, dashboards, and private locations can be checked into a repository.” 💡 Synthetic monitoring allows for early bug detection before real users experience them, ensuring crucial transactions are tested and catching issues before they become a problem. 🌐 Synthetic monitoring involves instantiating a real browser that runs like a user, allowing for more accurate metrics and insights. 🔄 Monitoring As Code enables users to identify the specific code changes that may have influenced website performance, helping them make informed decisions about rolling back or improving their deployments. 🚀 Checkly aims to go even deeper in synthetic monitoring by adding multi-step API checks and enhanced playwright support, making it easier for various industries to test their systems and improve their monitoring capabilities.

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