What’s New Q1 2013 Edition

Navigation and URL Changes I’ll start this update talking about the most obvious changes to the UI, which is our new completely horizontal navigation and new URL structure. We had…

Web Application Stat Collection with Node.js and Circonus

Collecting and carefully monitoring statistics is an essential practice for catching and debugging issues early, as well as minimizing degraded performance and downtime. When running a web service, two of…

Interacting with Circonus through your text editor – circonusvi

I’m a big fan of command line tools for many tasks. There are just some tasks that can be done quicker and easier with a little typing rather than pointing…

PagerDuty Integration Improvements and Alert Formats

Recently we got burned by ignoring a page because the actual message we received lacked detail, it looked like an alert that was known to clear itself. At 3am it…

Sometimes you just need a different hammer

Circonus has a lot of powerful tools inside, but as anyone who has worked with real data knows: if you can’t get your data out into the tool you need,…

Fault Detection: New Features and Fixes

One of the trickier problems when detecting faults is detecting the absence of data. Did the check run and not produce data? Did we lose connection and miss the data?…