Microservice Analytics – Update

For those who’ve got in touch asking for a beta code – thank you for your interest, it’s very much appreciated and I’m nearly ready to start issuing them.

Before releasing them I wanted to make sure I was capturing user and session data properly and that that was getting integrated deep across the other measures and data I capture. Happily this is all working and I’ve just deployed it to my live site.

In this initial release, unless you configure data capture otherwise, then magic numbers will be generated for users and sessions (you can override this to provide your own IDs if you so choose) and these are correlated with everything else that is happening so that it is possible to look at the data from both perspectives:

  • What are your users doing and what system activity is that generating in your applications?
  • Given an system activity (say a SQL command or Web API call) which user initiated it and/or under which session?

There are some specific views to help with the above but in addition you can tag any user or session and then the whole user interface is filtered by that allowing you to explore quite organically this subset of data.

I’ve attached a couple of screenshots below (taken immediately after deploying the new code to live – so not many users and sessions captured yet!) and as I mentioned earlier I’m nearly ready to share those invite codes, thanks for your patience.



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