Author Archives: Michiel van Vlaardingen

Service disruption

Currently the observu.com service is not available. We are sorry for this and are currently working to recover the service as soon as possible. The disruption was caused by a human oversight on our part, in the next week we … Continue reading

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Service disruption: missing data

Unfortunately an oversight in our error handling code caused the queue to be backed up for two hours. We resolved the issue, but queue processing did not pick up quickly enough, therefore we decided to clear the queue of unprocessed … Continue reading

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Entering private beta testing mode

Starting today, Observu is no longer limited to two customers only. We’ve sent out the beta invitations to the mailinglist and hope you are on there as well. If you would like an invitation as well, just send us an … Continue reading

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Slow MySQL queries that kill your responsive website

There are a lot of queries that are fine when you’re site is small, but take ages as soon as you start to collect some data. Therefore it’s very important to monitor query performance. We usually track at least the … Continue reading

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Development update – 8

It has been silent for a while, but we are definitely still going. Today we’ve deployed all updates to our production systems. Enabling features that were critical to support our launching customer: Grant permissions to view your monitors to other … Continue reading

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Development Update – 7

It has been a while since our last update. In this time, we’ve been working closely with our first customers to determine and implement various essential features. We’ve also applied our experience and research on hosting in the cloud to … Continue reading

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Development Update – 6

As Observu is all about improving uptime and removing bottlenecks, we strongly believe that we can’t do with an ad-hoc infrastructure either. Especially as the exact time you need Observu is often in case of emergency, we feel strongly about … Continue reading

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Development Update – 5

An important milestone has been met: we’ve implemented all core features that make up our monitoring system. The last important hurdle was the completion of a flexible, yet easy to understand, system to create and configure event rules. Of course … Continue reading

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Development Update – 4

We are getting closer and closer each day, we are almost ready for the first bunch of testers. Our attention is shifting more towards the user interface, to create the best experience possible. An important part of that user interface … Continue reading

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Development Update – 3

It has been a while since I last updated you about our progress. We are still continuing our work on various reports. An important part of this is creating informative graphs. Although we liked Open Flash Chart, it felt a … Continue reading

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