We have a large collection of system metrics created by our techops teams, but we (the developers) are less good at thinking about application-level metrics. I’ve decided to investigate different methods for collecting metrics from our applications.
A Very Quick Introduction To Application Metrics
Take a minute to think about monitoring and metric collection; what comes to mind…?
CPU usage? Memory usage? Free disk space?
These are all very important metrics to collect, but they’re obviously very low-level metrics.