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What Should Application Developers Know about Metrics?

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What Should Application Developers Know about Metrics?

What Should Application Developers Know about Metrics?

Jun 16, 2022

In this episode

The most efficient way to observe application behavior relies on metrics, key/value pairs of numerical data. Capturing and processing metrics can help you identify and respond to potential issues before they escalate and cause more serious problems. But what should you measure? What do those measurements really mean? Attendees will leave the talk with an understanding of how application metrics align with other observability and monitoring methods, from profiling to tracing. We’ll also look at the limits of aggregation when working with dimensional metrics, and why your pretty dashboards might be lying to you.

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Guests

Erin Schnabel

Erin Schnabel

Erin Schnabel is a Distinguished Engineer and maker of things at Red Hat. She is a Java Champion, with over 25 years under her belt as a developer, technical leader, architect and advocate, and she strongly prefers being up to her elbows in code. Erin learns (and teaches) by coding ridiculous things, like Monster Combat, an application that makes monsters fight each other to explore application metrics; and Game On! Text Adventure for exploring cloud native development.

Hosts

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee

Whitney traveled the scenic route but is chuffed to have found her way to Kubernetes and cloud technologies. Whitney began her professional career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. After a year-long tour playing keys in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school in 2019 to learn full-stack web development. After graduation, Whitney was employed by IBM as a cloud developer, using none of the skills she had just learned. She developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. Whitney has made many cloud-related lightboard videos that together have 400,000+ views. At VMware, you can find Whitney writing lighthearted yet informative guides, or behind the lightboard during her weekly streaming show ϟ Enlightning. Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to collaborate and play!