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 have a critical impact on the users experience. Users don't spend their time to report bugs, they just stop using our application, moving to another company …

Laravel background processes analytics with Inspector

Laravel background processes analytics with Inspector

Hi, I'm Valerio, software engineer from Italy and CTO at Inspector. In this article I would show you how to turn on analytics in the dark side of your application: “background Jobs and scheduled Artisan commands execution”. Laravel provide a great architecture for queued Jobs and scheduled cron tasks. I myself use them a lot. They allow us to execute some piece …

Make your product ready to scale using Laravel Queues — from the basics to Horizon

Make your product ready to 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 drastically 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 …

Do you want a robot to avoid brain fatigue?

Do you want a robot to avoid brain fatigue?

Hi, I'm Valerio, software engineer from Italy and CTO at Inspector. This post is a part of the series [Pieces from inside Inspector] and today I would talk about a little bias in developers mind: Automation. Often we are so focused to build something automated for our customers forgetting that we could do the same with our work. As developer, only you can …

We are here by your side to get through the COVID-19 pandemic

We are here by your side to get through the COVID-19 pandemic

Many countries are experiencing the problems of the COVID-19 pandemic, so this post is for our users that are starting to deal with the uncertainties of the immediate future. As you probably know in Italy, we now have a clear understanding of the weight of this problem. Once again technology seems to be the protagonist, bringing solutions to help …

Take advantage of real-time notifications to automate application monitoring

Take advantage of real-time notifications to automate application monitoring

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 crashes in their backend as …

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 without having one!

What problems a real-time monitoring system solve! And what risks are you taking without having one!

Hi, I’m Valerio a software engineer based in Italy. My early work with small businesses showed me first-hand how hard it was for software agencies and developers to understand or avoid system crashes in their backend as they scaled. Development teams have a strong connection with their customers and tend to deliver great software, but sometimes it gets harder to maintain …

Replace comments with better code

Replace comments with better code

Hi, I’m Valerio, software engineer and CTO at Inspector. I spent these last 10 years working as software engineer with any kind of companies and colleague. 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 …