Busy times, busy times...

A lot has changed since we last spoke. To keep this conversation short I will post an abridged list of things that happened during the last few weeks:

  1. Global search modifications. We are now automatically showing hits in a timeline format. This is a huge help when debugging, as it tells you precisely when the hit rate began to change.

  2. Invocations list. We added back old time format displaying logic there. We feel that with this change it’s a bit easier to have a fast overview of what happened and when it did.

  3. Reworked organisation and user settings page. Check it out and give us feedback on that!

  4. We modified the multi-client selection menu item (top right menu where you can see all of the clients that are connected to your account).

  5. Added a new really quick way to display invocation data without routing you to a new page. This change is particularly good because it makes debugging invocations a breeze. Just click on them and they reveal themselves automatically. Beautiful, isn’t it?

  6. APIGW view. We are experimenting with showing APIGW metrics. This is a work in progress and we highly appreciate any feedback for that.

  7. A list of different minor changes to the UI and backend systems, making Dashbird faster, leaner and easier to use. This list is huge really.

If you have any feedback about our latest changes (or anything really!), let us know. We really-truly appreciate that!

Lambda search is back!

What was missing in the new lambda view was ability to search the specific lambda.

To search from a specific lambda, just click the magnifier icon and you'll be redirected to global search with the lambda selected. You can even search from multiple lambdas if needed or a project. If you feel like you need to group some lambdas together, projects are the perfect tool for that!

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Latest product updates

We got carried away by building features and improving the application experience, that we forgot to announce the changes. Here are recent changes at a glance:

  • New lambda view
  • New invocation view
  • Metric based alerting
  • Error reporting

New lambda view

The new view has separate charts for invocations, errors, duration, memory usage and cost. On the metric panel, you can see the sparklines, which indicate what is happening over the selected period and clicking on them opens up the chart in full size. Picking the period is more straightforward, there are only four options at the moment: 1 hour, 1 day, 7 days and 30 days. The bottom part includes recent invocations, which can be filtered down to errors, retries, cold starts or anomalies, and all the errors that have happened with this lambda.

New invocation view

Instead of having a separate full page for invocations, it slides open from the right. You can still scroll around lambda’s invocations list and open up a new one quickly.

Alerting

Now you can set up metric based alerting for any lambda or project. Just open up policies view under alerting tab and start adding the conditions. Whenever a condition fails, an incident opens and stays that way until the term passes again. For every policy, you can attach multiple notification channels, which are shared within the organization account, so that you only need to define them once.

Errors

Errors view got design updates and moved to policy-based notifications. You can choose which types of errors you want to receive for selected targets. We generated the default policies for you to receive all errors of all lambdas, but feel free to change it. At the moment we only send out notifications when a new error occurs, or it reopens. We recommend to resolve the error after bugfix or mute it when it is not important.

Smaller changes

  • Added Dashboard menu item for easier navigation. Clicking on the logo still works as well
  • Search and header have a new look and feel
  • API Gateways got design overhaul
  • Logs now supports JSON formatting

Single-page application

Hello again, long time no see.

We have migrated our application now to a single-page application. This means no more entire page refreshes when navigating our application and feels much faster.

Hope you enjoy it!

Cost chart & refined charts

Good news, everyone!

We have added a long lost cost graph to the main dashboard, lambda and project views.

Along with that we also reworked our charts a bit. Now the chart loading speed is better, the charts look better and the labels are more expressive!

APIGW + Users + Invocations

Exciting news!

We've been hard at work building the REST API resource listing and detail views for API Gateway! That's what the new icon in the side navigation is for.

Right now you can see all API Gateway resources, routes, and methods, as well as the Lambda functions they trigger. We are extremely hyped to finally have this feature ready for you. Whoop whoop!

The quick view for invocations is also back with a boom, looking better than ever. You can now see invocation logs without ever leaving the invocation listing. Just press the "zoom in" magnifying glass on the right!

We weren't happy with the Users Management screen, so we rewrote it to be much faster, easier to use and much prettier.

Rock on!

Modified lambda list page + inactive lambdas list

We have made a list of small modifications to general lambda list page. We also added a new tab there (inactive) that shows all the lambda functions that have not been updated or invoked in the last 10 days.

This update should help users to quickly and painlessly find old dead lambdas.

Search and revamped alert view

Things are happening!

Today we released a new search toolbar. This universal search will help you directly find invocations, lambdas and allow access to quicker search.

We also released a new and improved alert view!

Major updates

We are happy to announce the following list of changes:

  1. New main dashboard
  2. New lambda view page
  3. New project views dashboard
  4. New billing page
  5. Multiple other small changes and improvements.

Those changes are just the start. Stay tuned for more!

Live reload

Live reload now is content sensitive! We did some modifications for our live reloading. When previously live reload only refreshed page after a certain threshold, then now its content sensitive and will fetch only the data necessary for the update.

We also decreased the interval to 30secs.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely Dashbird will start publishing changelogs very soon.

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