Monitis/TeamViewer Web Monitoring Alternatives: A Top Option to Consider

SolarWinds® Pingdom® provides a range of services from user experience insights to proactive transaction monitoring. For those evaluating TeamViewer Web Monitoring (Monitis), Pingdom is a trusted alternative in the same space. This post examines the core features of both Monitis and Pingdom from a balanced standpoint, and we’ll cover the additional functionality Pingdom provides. Find out more from Taurai Mutimutema on DNSStuff’s blog.

Centralized Logging for Docker – Configuration and Troubleshooting

Container logging adds some complexities we don’t experience when using VMs or dedicated hardware. With containers, once the container dies, the logs and data for the container also die. This may not be a problem for small applications with little logging. But for more complex applications or applications running in production, you need to start thinking about log persistence and management. Learn more from Sylvia Fronczak on Solarwinds’ blog.

Event Log Monitoring and Management: Best Practices

When you’re logging, you might come across different types of log data: database logs, network logs, API logs, front-end app logs, and security logs. However, not every developer uses logging the same way. Some developers are verbose and try to log every action in their code, and others log only a single action per component. But what’s best? This article takes a look at six best practices for event log monitoring, aggregation, and management. Check it out in this post from Michiel Mulders on Solarwinds’ blog.

End-User Monitoring: Best Practices and Tools

Poor application performance, besides being a sign of potential problems, is a strong predictor of unhappy users—and unhappy users are likely to become former customers. So software organizations are always searching for ways to improve the performance of their applications. One of the most effective of such ways to improve performance is obtaining visibility of your app’s behavior—which is something that can be achieved through monitoring. This post is about a specific type of monitoring: end-user monitoring. Learn more from Carlos Schults on Solarwinds’ blog.

Monitoring Kafka – Key Metrics and Tools

Apache Kafka is a publish/subscribe messaging platform that helps us stream data into servers. To get a better grasp of this definition, let’s break it down a bit. Streaming is the process of publishing data from sources like web logs and sensor data into a cluster of servers. We can process this data as it’s coming into the cluster in real time. As distributed systems like Kafka are becoming more prevalent, with thousands of companies using them, the need for advanced monitoring is increasingIn this post, we’ll learn what Apache Kafka is, why it’s important to monitor it, and what tools are best for the task. Get filled in by Alex Doukas on Solarwinds’ blog.

Build A Flutter Horizontal ListView in 20 Minutes

ListViews are a great way to present collections of information in an app. Flutter is an app development framework that is very easy to get started with. It provides ready-to-use components to get you going, including those that we’ll use in this tutorial to create a horizontal ListView. In this post, we’ll go through the steps of putting together a simple horizontal ListView. It’ll take you less than 20 minutes to complete and doesn’t require any special tools. Get the details from Daliso Zuze on Waldo blog. 

SwiftUI DatePicker: A Comprehensive Tutorial With Examples

Working with DatePickers in Swift has always been simple and straightforward. Despite the complexity that these elements contain behind the curtain, implementing the different representations of a DatePicker has always been manageable—albeit a bit limited, without resorting to some hacking. SwiftUI is no different. Become acquainted with SwiftUI in this post from Juan Reyes on Waldo blog. 

React Native Carousels: A Practical Guide With Tests

Carousels are one of the most popular ways to view a bunch of related images on mobile. At the time of this writing, they’re even more famous because Instagram carousels are quite popular. Since we consume most content on mobile in portrait view, the horizontal carousels are quite popular. In this post, we’ll learn to create a horizontal carousel in a React Native application. Find out more from Nabendu Biswas on Waldo blog.

React Native Alert: Tutorial and Detailed Examples

Are you looking for a way to include an alert in your React Native app? If yes, read on to learn how. Alerts are very common components in mobile apps. For example, a good application will show a confirmation message before performing a delete operation. In this post, we’ll learn how to set up a React Native alert. Learn all about it from Pius Aboyi on Waldo blog.

Puppeteer Screenshots: A Comprehensive How-To

We also updated two posts this week, like this one on puppeteer screenshots. Have you ever tried to interact with the web using apps like cURL or some programming language with its HTTP Client Library? If so, you have undoubtedly run into struggles with HTTP headers, authentication, cookies, specific application layer requirements, or a seemingly simple task like taking a screenshot. Puppeteer screenshot is one of the tools that Puppeteer offers to take and save screenshots of a page. Find out more about it on Testim’s blog. 

Finally, we updated a post on logs. Logs come in a variety of formats and are stored in multiple different locations. Getting insights from all of these logs isn’t a trivial task. Microsoft Log Parser is a tool that helps us extract such information easily, using a SQL-like syntax. It supports many different input and output formats. But it also has some limitations because of its age. Find out more on Scalyr’s blog.