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A Guide to Currency API Implementation

When setting up a website that sells products or services online or operates a trading platform, up-to-date currency conversion is vital. Not having prices correctly displayed in the user's currency of choice can mean they go elsewhere, or if they do buy, you could lose out on potential profit on the transaction due to changing exchange rates.

Unlocking seamless API management: Introducing AWS API Gateway integration with Elastic

AWS API Gateway is a powerful service that redefines API management. It serves as a gateway for creating, deploying, and managing APIs, enabling businesses to establish seamless connections between different applications and services. With features like authentication, authorization, and traffic control, API Gateway ensures the security and reliability of API interactions.


Webhook vs. API: Differences, Uses, and Benefits

The extent to which most business software applications rely on application programming interfaces (APIs) and webhooks is hard to overstate. They’re in play when getting the latest stock updates or determining how much a competitor charges for similar products. How different are they from one another, and when should you choose one over the other?.

OpenTelemetry Webinar: What is the OpenTelemetry API

The next in our series on OpenTelemetry fundamentals, this video is all about the #opentelemetry API, a part of the larger #cncf project to bring open standards to telemetry measuring, monitoring, and reporting. More about SigNoz: SigNoz - Monitor your applications and troubleshoot problems in your deployed applications, an open-source alternative to DataDog, New Relic, etc. Backed by Y Combinator.

Intro to Speedscale

Speedscale is a Y-Combinator backed startup that helps Kubernetes engineering teams build resilient and performant containerized apps. Our production traffic replication platform is a more reliable, cost-effective, and scalable way to test and deliver cloud-native software applications. Unlike other tools, we use agents/sidecars to record and playback sanitized traffic that you see in prod. With Speedscale, engineers can generate load, simulate production conditions, and mock third party backends modeled after real traffic patterns.

Checkly Expands Monitoring Capabilities with Introduction of Heartbeat Checks

Checkly, the leading Monitoring as Code provider, expanded its platform's monitoring capabilities with the introduction of Heartbeat Checks, also known as CRON monitoring or dead man's switches. Also introduced today, Smart Retries is designed to reduce alert fatigue.

Heartbeat Monitoring With Checkly

Today’s a big day at Checkly; we’re thrilled to announce that next to Browser and API checks we released a brand new check type to monitor your apps — say “Hello” to Heartbeat checks! In the realm of software, ensuring uninterrupted functionality is critical. While synthetic monitoring helps you discover user-facing problems early, keeping a close eye on the signals coming from your backend can be just as vital.