Over the past few months, we’ve been reaching out to users, doing user testing, and compiling a collection of the most complex traces Traceview has encountered to date. What have we found? Unsurprisingly, our customers’ apps (and ecologies thereof) continue to grow more sophisticated, distributed, and asynchronous.
We’re obviously excited about this trend, as instrumenting and visualizing complex, full-stack traces is our bread-and-butter. To make exploration of your most complex traces even easier, we’ve poured blood-sweat-and-coffee into to a slick new visualizer that lets you explore even your gnarliest multi-app traces all in one place.
Note:A trace is the path of a single user request through your application stack and across distributed hosts. For every user request to your app that we trace, you can visualize this path and see what was happening inside all the various components of your app as it fulfilled the request. This allows you to quickly identify which layer or component added the most time to your user’s request.
Narrow Your Search!
For complex environments, you can speed up investigation of a specific issue by searching for the layer or profile you’re interested in.
Improved Visibility of Short Spans
Drag-selecting a timespan allows you to zoom into an area of interest so that you can more easily select shorter calls to see the details.
No Trace too Complex!
The interactive time slider now features natural sideways scrolling if you have a trackpad or mouse that supports this, so you can follow those long traces without touching your keyboard.
New Visualization Modes
We’re all about saving time — and you can now explore your trace without touching your mouse. Use ↑ & ↓ arrow keys to move between Layers and Profiles, and ← and → to move between extents of a layer or profile. H, J, K, L to navigate is also supported.
Questions, comments, bugs, or ideas for new visualization modes? We love to hear what you think! Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org