Whether you’re working with a single-instance application or a complex deployment of dozens of orchestrated microservices, it is important to know that the code is working the way it should, and how people and outside systems are interacting with it. I’ve written before about instrumentation of applications and even showed a toy example using amazon X-Ray, but I thought I should devote some space to observability and why it is important.
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“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
- attributed to Heraclitus
We’re over halfway through the 2018 ISE Coding Garage! Yesterday we hit the road for a trip to the University of Iowa College of Engineering's Annex, a new extension of the University of Iowa’s Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. Highlights of the tour included the prototyping studio - taking home nuts and bolts created on MakerBot 3D printers, and the new Engineering Design Studio. Thanks to professor Jon Kuhl for showing the ISE Coding Garage students where their future may lead.
Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick.
Each summer ISE hosts an internship program that has attracted highly qualified college students from around the state. This summer Ben Mitchinson, Nick Dallege, and Jordan Pohlman joined the ISE team - well, Jordan for her second summer. Today I chatted with the group to learn a bit more about each of them.