The expectation of regular software updates – it's what developers are tasked with, and what users expect and demand. Increased functionality, better performance, and fewer bugs – often in a week or less. Automation of critical processes such as QA can help meet the gargantuan task of constant updates, but it can also send your software into a death spiral of user abandonment unless deployed correctly ...
Datadog announced Notebooks, a new interactive environment that helps DevOps teams explore application performance data, create reproducible postmortems, build runbooks, and document infrastructure.
This will allow teams to investigate problems together, pinpoint the issues, and detail resolutions for future reference all in one place.
“Troubleshooting application issues and documenting postmortems has been a challenge for all of our customers” said Amit Agarwal, Chief Product Officer at Datadog. “With Notebooks dev and ops teams can easily explore metrics, detail and share their findings in a collaborative way, then distribute the information all within the Datadog platform.”
Notebooks will replace the need for multiple points of reference such as notes, wikis, documents, screenshots and emails with a centralized location to build a complete narrative around incidents. Users can add live graphs and markdown cells to their postmortems in order to explain what occurred, why it happened, and what was done to remedy the situation for future reference.