We’ve updated Instrumental’s pricing to be fully metered and we replaced our 30-day trial with an entirely free Development Plan. While Instrumental’s pricing has been usage-based for a long time, this new model eliminates our plans and minimum spend requirements. With no minimum monthly spend, Instrumental is now a much better fit for smaller projects. Read More
Author: Instrumental Team
We’re firm believers that developers at product companies should focus on core business problems. We try to off-load the development, and maintenance, of most non-product related technology to a cloud provider. For example, just as we’d suggest you let Instrumental handle your application monitoring, we would rather let someone else host and maintain our WordPress blog. Read More
One of the best parts about running a service devoted to monitoring is that we get to talk to lots of folks near and dear to our hearts: System Administrators. When we do, we tell them about our Instrumental Tools monitoring software, that lets them start capturing server metrics in seconds. Read More
According to a post in the AWS forum, this issue was fixed sometime in 2016. You can safely ignore the below! (but you should check out Instrumental’s application and server monitoring while you’re here)
Unfortunately this past Friday (April 19th), Instrumental ceased displaying up to the minute data for a period approaching 15 hours. Astute observers of the app and our Twitter account (@instrumentalapp) have likely noticed that this is the worst of a series of graph delays that have been occurring for the past month. Read More
Happy February everyone! Last week was quite a doozy for site owners, between a new Rails vulnerability for 3.0.x and 2.3.x, high profile sites like Twitter being attacked, and Amazon suffering some rare downtime. Are you monitoring enough of your infrastructure to know when your own site is being attacked? Read More
What a week! We’ve been improving the service, fixing bugs and talking to awesome new customers. New customers and existing customers alike may find our new help site useful, which you can use to send us feature requests, make suggestions about the service, and get ahold of us if you’ve been having problems. Read More
It’s easy to underestimate the benefits of building lightweight tools. A simple status bar provides substantial insight to devs and admins, is unobtrusive, and can be implemented in an afternoon.
Why should I do this?
By keeping indicators of app health visible during general site usage, errors get caught earlier. Time usually wasted flipping back and forth between the app and sources of key metrics while troubleshooting is reduced. Read More
Last week was a busy week for Rails folk, as two serious vulnerabilities were publicized and patched (CVE-2013-0155 and CVE-2013-0156). If you haven’t upgraded yet, it is strongly recommended that you do so now.
Dan Mckinley from Etsy had a great post entitled “Whom The Gods Would Destroy They First Give Realtime Analytics”. Read More