Take advantage of real-time notifications to find out problems before users do

Take advantage of real-time notifications to find out problems before users do

Hi, I'm Valerio software engineer and CTO at Inspector. As notifications becomes increasingly central to the way that our users stay informed about how their applications are performing, we have recently introduced Notification Channels. My early work with small businesses showed me first-hand how hard it was for software agencies and developers to understand or avoid system crash in their backend systems …

The Real ROI of Inspector

The Real ROI of Inspector

Hi, I’m Valerio software engineer and CTO at Inspector a real-time monitoring dashboard for PHP applications. As product owner I experienced moments of big anxiety when my systems doesn’t respond as expected and marketing campaigns continue to drive a lot of traffic. Users don’t like bugs, it seems obvious although we often tend to underestimate this sadden reality. Users don’t spend time to report …

How and why to use Laravel Homestead for local development — real life TIPS

How and why to use Laravel Homestead for local development — real life TIPS

Hi, I’m Valerio, software engineer from Italy and CTO at Inspector.dev. To be honest, I wasn’t an early adopter of local VMs as development environment (Docker, Vagrant, etc), mainly because I thought it took time to learn and I always have very limited free time. Than I discovered Homestead, the official Laravel local development environment. It has solved my doubts and simplified my …

What problems a real-time monitoring system solve! And what risks are you taking!

What problems a real-time monitoring system solve! And what risks are you taking!

Hi, I’m Valerio a software engineer based in Italy. I deliver new code changes almost every day, but waiting for users to report errors or bottlenecks, I’m effectively outsourcing bug discovery to users. Users don’t reports bugs, they eventually just stop using our apps. That’s why applications that are critical for the health of our business simply can’t be monitored manually. Manual monitoring …

Get your application ready for enterprise scale using Laravel Queues — from the basics to Horizon

Get your application ready for enterprise scale using Laravel Queues — from the basics to Horizon

Hi, I’m Valerio a software engineer and CTO at Inspector. This guide is for all PHP developers that have an application online with real users, but they need a deeper understanding of how to introduce or improve scalability in their system using Laravel queues. The first time I read about Laravel was in late 2013 at the beginning of version 5.x of …

Replace comments with better code

Replace comments with better code

Hi, I’m Valerio, software engineer and CTO at Inspector. Software development is collaborative by nature. If you’re working for a company, regardless of size, you’re obviously working with others.  I strongly believe in the comments as documentation for certain functions or entire classes because they can help developers in two way: Navigate the code using comments to lead the IDE behaviour;Add more contextual …

Laravel Real-Time monitoring using Inspector

Laravel Real-Time monitoring using Inspector

Hi, I'm Valerio, software engineer from Italy and CTO at Inspector. As product owner I learned on my skin how an application issue isn't just a technical stuff. For software-driven companies performance bottlenecks and bugs could create a negative impact on the users experience and on their perception about our product and work. Users don't spend their time to report bugs, …

Refer friends and earn free monitoring quota

Refer friends and earn free monitoring quota

From the first day Inspector goes public I decided to not spend thousends of euro in direct advertising, but instead I wanted to build a real relationship with my users and talk openly about their needs and how the Inspector should improve to provide even more value. This is why I decided to start writing articles on value and benefits that other …