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  |  By Roel Bondoc
The ability to record and see everything happening across your web applications is essential when building resilient and highly available systems. All of your events—from application logs to errors to user behavior—contain data that could be useful to you and your team. When you have a central place to access all this information, finding issues and their root causes becomes easier because you have the data at your fingertips.
  |  By Aestimo Kirina
For many applications, access is usually through a single domain, such as yourapp.com. This way, the application developer is able to offer a unified experience to all users. This works great most of the time, but imagine a situation where you need to give each user a customized experience; how would you achieve this? One of the ways you can customize the user experience in a single application is by using account-based subdomains.
  |  By Jeffery Morhous
Have you ever found yourself rummaging through the fridge, trying to figure out what groceries you have and what you need to buy? Okay, maybe this isn't a super serious problem, but what better way to manage this chore than by building a web API? In this guide, we'll craft a grocery management API with Go and Gin. If you're new to API lingo, CRUD might sound a bit... well, crude. However, it's a fundamental concept! CRUD stands for create, read, update, and delete.
  |  By Samson Omojola
When building your Laravel applications, you may sometimes need to use a NoSQL database to store and retrieve data. One popular choice is Amazon DynamoDB, a fully managed, serverless, and highly scalable NoSQL database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this article, we'll take a brief look at DynamoDB. We'll then delve into how to use DynamoDB as a cache store in Laravel, and how to store Laravel models in DynamoDB using the baopham/laravel-dynamodb package.
  |  By Adebayo Adams
Everything you do when using computers is related to files and folders. The browser you're using to view this webpage is a file on your device, and this webpage is a file on this website's server, which means everything is a file one way or another. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know to build files and folder-related features in your PHP applications.
  |  By Aditya Raj
If you are into programming, you might have used commands like cp, mv, cat, etc, to perform different operations using a text interface like bash or Windows PowerShell. This article discusses implementing command-line applications in Python with functionalities such as keyword arguments, flags, positional arguments, and mode selection. It also discusses how to implement the Linux head command in Python.
  |  By Aestimo Kirina
Hanami is a relatively new full-stack Ruby web framework. Unlike Rails, which has many default assumptions about how an app should be built, Hanami promises developer freedom by not imposing too many such defaults. The framework is also blazingly fast due to its low memory footprint and focus on minimalism. Combine that with a focus on strict abstractions, and you get a fully-featured Ruby framework that could rival Rails for building some applications, such as APIs and micro-services.
  |  By Jeffery Morhous
There are many ways to deploy a Ruby on Rails application to the internet. Between hosting on your own hardware, renting a virtual machine, using a cloud provider, and using a platform, the opportunities are endless. The low-hassle way to host a Rails application is to use a Platform as a Service (PaaS). In this article, we'll show you how to deploy a Rails Application to Render.com, and as a bonus, monitor it with Honeybadger! You can find the final project here on Github.
  |  By Samson Omojola
File operations are fundamental when working with data in Node.js. Node.js provides a built-in fs module that allows us to perform various file operations. Whether it's reading from or writing to files, handling different file formats, or managing directories, Node.js offers versatile functionalities to interact with the file system.
  |  By #python
During my recent deep dive into new technologies, I found the classic issues of integrating numerous tech tools effectively. I've written about my experiences to save you the trouble I had. One essential component I've looked into is using Docker to implement containerization. While the initial setup takes a little longer, it significantly simplifies and optimizes your technological stack.
  |  By Honeybadger
This week Ben interviews Garrett Dimon to talk about some of his exciting new projects. They also cover alternatives to the SaaS business model, such as self-hosted licensing options, to make vacations more relaxing for founders if something goes wrong.
  |  By Honeybadger
This week The Founders take a trip down freelancer memory lane and talk about the hot apps they built and which of them are still alive. They also cover NFTs, pivoting to private equity, and candy bar servers. Also, is "spider season" an official season in the Pacific Northwest?!?!? Click to listen now on the interwebs.
  |  By Honeybadger
This week the Founders recap the initial Hook Relay launch and cover things they learned along the way. Also discussed is if developers will struggle to find purpose if products like Hook Relay make their lives too easy. Lastly, do you remember the days of converting PSDs to HTML? Tune in and prepare for launch!
  |  By Honeybadger
There's no episode of FounderQuest this week. However, if you want to hear WHY there's no episode, Ben takes some time out of fighting fires to explain in 34 seconds.
  |  By Honeybadger
It's a special edition episode this week as Ben chats with Felix Livni of Schedulista to talk startups. There are plenty of hot takes to go around such as ignoring good advice when starting a business, how boostrappers should do the exact opposite things that a venture funded company does, and why you may consider direct mail for a SaaS business. Grab your pitchforks and tune in!
  |  By Honeybadger
This week The Founders talk about integrations and the fact they're spending more and more time updating Honeybadger because of partners' app changes. They also conduct an autopsy on the outbound sales initiative, discuss creating a fictional employee for customers to focus their ire, and decide whether to tweak Hook Relay's site or just ship it!
  |  By Honeybadger
This week on FounderQuest, the hosts go over some features of Hook Relay, share some research on broadcast email solutions, and discuss operational security tips for compliance (get a guard dog). Plus, Goatse is remembered as the original Rick Roll (NSW - Do NOT Google it).
  |  By Honeybadger
On this week's episode Ben talks about rolling over Honeybadger's main Redis cluster and timing his MacBook upgrade. Josh provides updates on upgrading the Java package with Docker and his secret method to bootstrapping a new machine. Plus Starr runs the revenue numbers and shares why she is buying a printing press!
  |  By Honeybadger
We're back! The Founders recap their respective Hot Vax Summers. They also provide some updates on automating the SOC 2 process, their outbound sales efforts, and the blog. Also, what if you could trade-up your small business to a larger one, similar to trading up from a starter home? Listen hungry, there's lots of food for thought!

Zero-instrumentation, 360 degree coverage of errors, outages and service degradation. Deploy with confidence and be your team's devops hero.

Monitoring — like web development — is complex. Every day we hear about new tools and techniques, but they're usually for big organizations. Ones with dedicated devops teams and so much traffic they care more about “error rates” than individual user experiences. When you're on a smaller team, this doesn't work so well. You know instrumentation doesn’t pay the bills. Customers do. When they encounter a problem you need clear actionable intelligence, not walls of charts and reams of logs.

What if there were a monitoring tool for developers like us? A single tool that could answer at a glance:

  • Are any front-end or back-end systems raising errors?
  • Is the site unreachable or unusually slow?
  • Are scheduled tasks completing as expected?
  • Which customers have been affected by errors today?
That’s Honeybadger. We’re the application health monitoring tool built for you, not Google.

Honeybadger is used by tens of thousands of pragmatic developers in companies of all sizes who want to focus on shipping great, error-free products instead of wasting time building and maintaining a bespoke monitoring stack.