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Exposing ADO.NET Performance Counters through Datadog

There are a number of useful performance counters exposed for System.Data.SqlClient that can provide some nice insight into what's going on under the hood of your applications. Today I found myself monitoring the NumberOfReclaimedConnections counter to track down some connections that weren't being properly disposed. It's certainly not ideal to need to log into the servers to monitor this, so I went off looking for how to expose this through our Datadog dashboards. On…

Alexa, Is My Infrastructure on Fire?

I recently broke down and purchased an Amazon Echo after hearing enough good things about it, and also seeing how straightforward it looked to develop for it. It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Datadog, so naturally I felt like I needed to mix the two. I've previously covered exposing Datadog metrics through Hubot, so I figured I'd try to do something similar for the Echo. I decided to create and host the skill…

The App Instrumentation Tour Rolls On

In case you haven't noticed, I've been rambling a lot lately on the topic of app monitoring and instrumentation, including a visit to Jesse Liberty's podcast as well as my session at Xamarin Evolve. For whatever reason I've been allowed to keep rambling about it since then, so I have some more links to share! dotnetConf I was invited to speak at dotnetConf, which was an awesome virtual conference involving many great folks from Microsoft in…