Web App Observability - Understanding the Client-Side Experience
by Todd Gardner
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
Most observability efforts focus on distributed services and cloud architectures, end-users only care that the client-side works for them. In this talk, we’ll explore how to make client-side web applications more observable by monitoring session analytics, user experience, errors, APIs, and data integrity directly from real users. We’ll cover how web developers, SREs, and DevOps engineers can collect data from the browser, handle noise, and interpret data to make better decisions for users, enabling them to prioritize fixes that have the most impact.
About the Author
Todd Gardner is a software entrepreneur and developer who has built multiple profitable products. He pushes for simple tools, maintainable software, and balancing complexity with risk. He is the cofounder of TrackJS and Request Metrics, where he helps thousands of developers build faster and more reliable websites. He also produces the PubConf software comedy show.