Take advantage of real-time notifications to automate application monitoring

Valerio Barbera

Hi, I’m Valerio software engineer, founder and CTO at Inspector.

In this post I would show you how notification channels work in Inspector. They are a powerfull tool for developers to save time and money with automatic bugs identification.

As notifications becomes increasingly central to the way our users stay informed about how their applications are performing, we have introduced Notification Channels in the monitoring dashboard.

In the beginning of my career I worked a lot with small businesses. This experiences showed me how hard it was for developers to avoid system crashes in their backend when the codebase gets bigger.

Small agencies have a strong connection with their customers and tend to deliver great software. But sometimes it gets harder to maintain the practices that made them successful as the team grow, or if the number of projects increase.

Software development is a time consuming job. Tools that speed up automation are really valuable in small and medium companies.

What are Notification Channels?

In a nutshell, Notification Channels are a new, unified way to organize and manage automatic messages sent through Inspector to you and your team members.

Notifications can be delivered not only via email as expected by default, but also via a variety of channels like Slack, Webhooks, SMS, and more.

Thanks to our integration you can connect your monitoring system with your favorite tools and create an automated and informed workplace.

How do Notification Channels works?

Notification Channels separate the notifications that Inspector sends into different routes. They allow users to have more control over the notifiction experience.

However, you will also have the option of activating multiple channels for the same application for different purposes. For instance, one channel for new error, another for every error occurrences, and a third for server side automation via webhooks.

Actually we support Email, Webhook, Slack, SMS, Pushover, PagerDuty, and more will be added in the future.

Why Were Notification Channels Created?

This move is very much in keeping with our ongoing focus to help developers to save time and money with automatic bugs identification.

Notification Channels can be a powerful way to reach developers with urgent messages about application status and availability. It can reduce the negative impact of software issues on application users.

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