Improvements to Graph Behavior

Graphs Are Easier to Share

You can now copy and paste any graph URL, and be sure that when someone clicks it they’ll see the same thing as you. This always worked once you’d saved a graph, but now we continuously update the URL for every graph. This means you can share a graph as soon as you create it without cluttering up your project.

Here’s an example for how you might use this in production.

Let’s assume you’ve noticed an uptick in alerts over the last three days. You have some idea of where the issue is coming from, and you want to investigate the problem with another member of your team with a new shared graph.

You create a new graph to investigate the problem, setting the time period to the last 3 days with events shown. Once you’re confident you’ve found the correct time frame and have a graph that illustrates the issue, you can copy and paste the URL to share it with the others helping you investigate.

The URL will include all the options you used to create the graph – including timeframe, notification visibility, and queries. Anyone you share the URL with will see the graph exactly as it was created.

Graphs Always Update

We tracked down a bug that caused graphs to stop updating when left open for several days. This should be a huge help for customers displaying their application dashboard on a set of wall mounted monitors.

You can now be sure that if Instrumental is open, it will work past any errors it encounters and keep your graph up to date. This should make life easier for everyone keeping an eye on application performance with Instrumental, even if you aren’t using an entire wall of monitors to track your app.

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