This week in techAuthor: Mossy Breen
I’m jotting down some notable tech news we’ve been discussing internally (in our slack #techtalk channel) this week.
We use New Relic on a number of applications, it’s a great tool for highlighting performance issues in applications. Microsoft has always been somewhat in that game, but their new offering built into Azure is called “Application Insights“. It looks to be a direct competitor to New Relic. It also has logging and a query engine to go with it, so it may also be aiming for cloud logging providers too (like Log Entries). https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-insights-overview/.
Trevor uses a mac (boo!), and we’re a Microsoft development house. At times he struggles to find the right tools to work in a primarily windows environment, and he usually resorts to a virtual machine or RDP. We recently found this tool called Wagon (https://www.wagonhq.com/), and Trevor has been using it and enjoying it. Wagon is built on Electron, another tool we have been keeping an eye on lately. Fabrizio is especially enamored by it.
Apparently we care about API versioning. I’m not sure, but other people care about it more than me: Your API versioning is wrong, which is why I decided to do it 3 different wrong ways.
VHS won! But only barely. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/10/betamax-dead-long-live-vhs-sony-end-prodution, http://news.sky.com/story/remember-vcrs-production-to-end-as-sales-slump-10509632.
— Ben Halpern (@bendhalpern) March 20, 2015
Lastly, John found this. Have we gone too far?