I’m Paul Traylor with LINE Fukuoka’s Development Department where I focus on monitoring many servers used to support LINE Family Apps.
For most developers, it’s much more fun to focus on code and adding new features but when things are running poorly it’s useful to know why. Since it’s sometimes difficult to configure monitoring by yourself, it has been my responsibility to make it easier to use so that all services can be monitored for peak performance. As part of this, we developed Promgen to help maintain our Prometheus configuration and make it easier for developers to register monitoring targets or subscribe to alerts for any service they are responsible for.
Taking advantage of the menu bar on macOS
I’m Paul Traylor from LINE Fukuoka’s development team. Since starting at LINE, my primary responsibility has been working with Prometheus and Grafana to update our internal server monitoring system into something that is easier to use. The end goal is to make it possible for developers to easily set their own alerts. Since I’m in charge of monitoring the monitoring system, I often have to look at many different charts and check servers from several different environments. As it gets quite difficult to keep an eye on everything, I like to find small tools that make that easier. One of my favorites to work with is a tool called BitBar, which allows me to build simple status plugins to observe anything that I can think of.