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Starting today with version 0.6.0 of the Node.js integration, instrumenting a Node.js app that uses Redis is much easier. In fact, we instrument it for you - meaning that if you use Redis in your own app, there’s no extra work for you, everything Just Works™ out of the box! 🎉
There are a few key things AppSignal focuses on: the ease of use, flexibility, and developer experience. Time is the most valuable resource you as a developer have, so we always strive to save you as much time as we can.
We built our AppSignal agent in such a way that it recognizes parts of your system. Then, it automatically configures AppSignal app to digest, process, monitor, and show you the graphs and dashboards you need the most.
If you’re using Redis in your app today, then all you’ll need to do is update the AppSignal for Node.js package. Once updated, you’ll see your calls to Redis appear in the Event Timeline:
You’ll also be able to see the name of the command sent to Redis and the address of the Redis instance that the query was made to:
This is great news for those who wish to debug long running calls to a Redis cache. You can even set an anomaly trigger to send an alert on requests that run for a super long time!
Version 0.6.0 of the Node.js integration also includes a number of other improvements.
@appsignal/pgpackage has been deprecated. We felt it would be better to automatically instrument the
pgpackage without the need to install another package, so from today, you no longer need to install the
@appsignal/pgpackage to auto-instrument your database calls. This will work out of the box, just like the Redis integration.
httpsmodule instead will be able to use AppSignal for Node.js without any further configuration.
Did you know that AppSignal is free for open source projects? If you have one, or know someone who might love having a powerful APM by their side, let them know!
For commercial projects, we have a 30 day free trial and a box of stroopwafels for everyone who gives us a shot! Once you have AppSignal set up, email us, and the 🍪 will be on their way.