It’s that easy to design your very own Framer prototype.

Editor’s note: We’ve made some big changes to Framer, and this article refers to a deprecated tool. Learn more about what Framer is today →

I see lots of examples showing how great Framer is for microinteractions — and it is—but it often gets pigeon-holed into this use case. I use it for all my interaction design work. Yeah it relies on code, but increasingly the kind of code I need to get things done is simple boilerplate that I can copy and paste across prototypes. This also makes it fast. I’m hardly any faster at building InVision prototypes than…

We’re constantly making health checks richer in Opsee, and today we’re adding a bunch of new stuff including:

  • Historical data for every check
  • Activity feeds and detail pages for check events, with complete check state
  • State and round-trip time graphs

Activity Feed and Events

There’s a new view in Opsee, showing state-change events for your checks:

See what Opsee can do in a 2-minute demo from the SF Microservices meet-up

More engineers are on autonomous teams that both write code and manage infrastructure. Fewer identify purely as engineers, having more operational responsibilities in addition to, you know, developing the software.

Many of us simply don’t have time to configure and maintain an open-source monitoring system, and many SaaS monitoring tools are powerful but expensive. There needs to be an easier, less expensive way to monitor our services and infrastructure.

In this brief demo we show a little of what Opsee can do to make that happen.

We’re excited to announce the first of our CloudWatch integrations: RDS. Among Opsee users, RDS is the most common AWS service apart from EC2, and it’s more popular than running RDBMS on EC2 instances–it seems not running a database is becoming a popular choice among dev teams.

While we’re not the first monitoring company to offer a CloudWatch integration, there are a few reasons why we believe ours is better.

One check per target, for all metrics

We’re proud to announce our integration with PagerDuty for incident management. For any team managing an on-call rotation or escalation path PagerDuty been the application of choice for years now, and teams of all sizes are using it. Almost as soon as we had a product, we had customers asking us to integrate.

Opsee makes it easy to track the availability and performance of your services, and with PagerDuty integration it’s even easier to share that responsibility with your team and manage incidents together. If you’re new to PagerDuty, you can sign up for a free trial.

In this guide I’ll introduce you to some of the ways you can use Opsee’s HTTP health checks to monitor your environment. Great health checks can save your dev team a ton of time by alerting you whenever a service is misbehaving or not responding the way you expect. You can learn more about the check types and targets we offer in our docs, but there are basically two kinds of targets for HTTP health checks in Opsee:

1. AWS resources (e.g. Security Groups, ELBs, EC2 instances)
2. …

We auto scale with you, reacting instantly whenever your environment changes, with no agents to install or shell scripts to cURL

From our earliest days as a company we wanted the experience of using Opsee to be special. Monitoring isn’t an experience you’d normally call effortless or minimal, but it’s what we set out to achieve. With public cloud services like AWS, there’s a lot we can do to make monitoring effortless. We have a decent idea what your services and systems are doing, and what they’re supposed to be doing, using environment data. That’s the basis for the experience we’re trying to create.

Getting Started

All you need are AWS keys to get started with Opsee. We don’t install agents on your…

There’s an easier way to be sure your services are working as you expect — Opsee’s health checks have you covered

Health checks are the core of the Opsee product. You create checks for your services and infrastructure, and we seamlessly integrate with your AWS environment so your checks are always up-to-date.

Our health checks do some things we’re really proud of:

They’re Automatic

When you start using Opsee, we discover your infrastructure and services and create health checks automatically:

I’m a designer, but I have some trouble talking with other designers about what I do. I make developer tools, and though our goals are the same there’s a lot about this work that other designers don’t relate to. On-boarding new users is complicated (does your product require new users to deploy code?), the importance of good API documentation can’t be overstated, and building a successful product means becoming part of a developer’s flow.

As software consumes the world around us, good design in our tools is a growing competitive advantage. The term Developer Experience (DX) Design isn’t getting used…

Steve Boak

VP of Product Design @datadog. Try my product.

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