Best Practices in Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Valerio Barbera

As the CTO of Inspector, I have the opportunity to talk with software development teams about application performance monitoring. And it’s clear for me that it’s the time for monitoring tools to make a step further in the level of automation they can provide to developers.

Software is increasing the level of automation practically everywhere, but software development itself is still a human resource intensive job, and many companies are struggling with the cost burden this implies.

The Problem with Application Performance Monitoring tools

The digital experience your application delivers is directly tied to your business success. Slow load times, crashes, and downtime not only frustrate users but also erode trust and revenue. Yet, many development teams struggle to keep pace with these issues due to the complexity of modern applications and the dynamic nature of cloud environments.

These performance issues translate into substantial costs. The overhead of human resources dedicated to identifying and fixing bugs is enormous, consuming budgets that could otherwise fund innovation and new feature development. Often, teams find themselves allocating half of their manpower, or worse, half of their time, to investigate and resolve these issues.

This misallocation not only stalls progress but also hinders your ability to grow your business and attract new customers. In a market where agility and rapid innovation are keys to success, being bogged down by constant maintenance can put your business at a significant disadvantage.


A lot of our customers have already had some experience with other monitoring platforms, but often complexity and costs slow down their development cycles instead of making their life easier.

At Inspector application monitoring is grounded not in a complex, generalistic approach, but in the straightforward pillars of: real-time monitoring, automation, and AI-driven insights.

  • Real-Time Monitoring: Immediate visibility into application performance with the ability to pinpoint issues as they occur. We help you to know exactly which line of code is failing, removing guesswork and speeding up resolution.
  • Automation: Our SDKs are plug & play for the vast majority of the use cases. And you don’t need to touch anything at the server level.
  • AI-Driven Insights: Utilize AI to not just be aware of a problem but to react to it. Inspector automatically generates a bug fix proposal with a Pull Request ready to be pushed in your repository. Read more in the documentation.


Don’t just take my word for it—many of our clients have shared their success stories with Inspector. They have described how our solutions in application performance monitoring have revolutionized their workflows, saved extensive amounts of time. You can read these testimonials and learn more about the real-world benefits of partnering with Inspector by visiting our testimonials page here: Testimonials

I have also created a free introductory video course on application monitoring to further engage with other developers. This course is designed to help you grasp the fundamentals of Application Monitoring and learn how to effectively implement these strategies in your operations. You can access the video course for free here: Video Course

Fix Bugs On Autopilot

When an error occurr after a delivery cycle Inspector not only alerts you with a notification, but also creates a pull request on your GitHub repository to automatically fix the error.

Now you are able to release bug fixes after a few minutes the error occurred without human intervention in between. Learn more on the documentation.

Are you responsible for application development in your company? Monitor your software products with Inspector for free. You can fix bugs and bottlenecks in your code automatically, before your customers stumble onto the problem.

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