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Get Started with Synthetic Monitoring: Checkly Kick-start

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Are you interested in monitoring your service with robust E2E service checks? We'd like to invite SREs and operations engineers to join us April 4th at 8AM PST/5PM CET for the Checkly Kick-start, our monthly session for new users.


We'll cover everything you need to get started with Checkly, answer common questions, and discuss best practices for success with synthetic monitoring.

Webinar Agenda: Start synthetic monitoring with the Checkly Kick-Start

  • Requirements — who can use Checkly
  • Setup and Configuration
  • Writing your first test — Playwright makes synthetic testing easy
  • Scheduling checks & monitoring from different geographic areas — round-robin vs. parallel scheduling
  • Exploring monitoring info
  • Alerting
  • Advanced checks — visual regression testing & simulating user login
  • Heartbeat checks

It only takes a few minutes to create your first monitors with Checkly, and in just an hour you'll have all the knowledge you need to start monitoring a production service including a web front-end and API.

Why Checkly?

Checkly is a shift-left monitoring tool that supports your modern DevOps culture and allows you to code your monitors at scale.

1. Embrace Shift-Left Monitoring

These days everyone seems to be talking about "shifting left" and it's more than a buzzword. At Checkly we're advocating for the integration of monitoring early in the development process. By enabling you to code your monitors at scale, Checkly ensures that monitoring is not an afterthought but a core aspect of your development lifecycle.

2. A Code-First Workflow

Checkly offers a code-first workflow that integrates seamlessly into your existing stack, making monitoring a powerful, version-controlled component of your development process. This means your entire monitoring workflow can be defined as code, living right alongside your application code, enhancing both visibility and manageability.

3. Automation at Its Best

In a thoroughly unscientific survey of operations engineers, I asked where they check when they think their site might be down, and about half answered: 'I go look at the site.' While I might be tempted to run such a manual check, this process won't really scale. By automating the setup and maintenance of monitoring, Checkly minimizes manual work, saves time, and eliminates errors. This level of automation ensures that your monitoring efforts are efficient and consistently reliable.

5. Proactive Problem-Solving

The shift-left monitoring flow championed by Checkly allows you to address issues immediately, securing the reliability and availability of your apps and services. This proactive approach to monitoring ensures that potential problems are identified and resolved before they can impact your users, reinforcing the stability of your digital offerings.

Why Attend the Webinar?

This webinar is more than just an introduction to Checkly. We'll also dive into how synthetic monitoring can transform your DevOps practices, making them more efficient, reliable, and scalable. Whether you're a seasoned SRE or an operations engineer, this webinar will provide you with insights, strategies, and practical knowledge on how to leverage Checkly to its fullest potential.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the principles of shift-left monitoring and how they apply to your DevOps culture
  • Learn how to implement a code-first monitoring workflow within your existing development stack
  • Explore the automation capabilities of Checkly and how they can streamline your monitoring processes
  • Gain insights into proactive problem-solving strategies that enhance app reliability and availability

Reserve Your Spot

Ready to redefine your monitoring strategy and embrace the future of DevOps with Checkly? Reserve your spot today and take the first step towards mastering synthetic monitoring with Checkly.


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