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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 is a full stack developer who enjoys understanding and using tools in the cloud native landscape. Creative and driven, Whitney recently pivoted from an art-related career to one in tech. She is active in the open source community, especially around CNCF projects focused on developer productivity. You can catch her lightboard streaming show ϟ Enlightning on Tanzu.TV. And not only does she rock at tech - she literally has toured playing in the band Mutual Benefit on keyboards and vocals.