Monitoring an application is something about which countless books have been written and rewritten. I’ve personally worked as an enterprise-level software consultant where we monitored everything. Earlier this year, however, I switched to a startup where there was no monitoring except for some sanity checks done after each deployment. That startup has more than 100k active users per month and only now have they started to think about monitoring.

So what’s the right way to go? Should we spend all our time monitoring our monitoring tools, or should we just stop monitoring altogether? What should we monitor and how can we keep our team interested and involved?

1. Set up UI tests that can run periodically

2. Configure alerts to show up in the most-used communication channel

3. Generate lower-priority monitoring digests for the team


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