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Conform to industry best practices.
Exceptions that are the result of an error or unexpected issue should be logged, along with the stack trace containing details for where exactly the code failed.
Not all exceptions may be interesting to log. For example: if your user requests to delete an inexisting element in a database, your application may raise an exception that is handled for a nice response to the user. This exception is probably not necessary to log, unless there’s some value to it depending on the context.
In case your Lamdba is serving as a public API backend (perhaps connected to API Gateway), it is interesting to log the request and response headers, as well as data POSTed or PUT by the requesters – be sure to not log data that is potentially sensitive or secret.
If your application flow is complex enough, placing some manual logging messages may be helpful to debug potential issues later. Using a tracing system, such as AWS X-Ray, which also integrates with Dashbird, is also highly recommended in this case.
For projects that rely on concurrent and/or parallel execution, it may be interesting to place additional logs to help in identifying what is being executed in each thread and/or process.
In the next section of best practices, we present a list of items that are important to log from a security perspective, be sure to check them out as a complement to the current section.
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Dashbird is a monitoring, debugging and intelligence platform designed to help serverless developers build, operate, improve, and scale their modern cloud applications on AWS environment securely and with ease.
Dashbird gives us a simple and easy to use tool to have peace of mind and know that all of our Serverless functions are running correctly. We are instantly aware now if there’s a problem. We love the fact that we have enough information in the Slack notification itself to take appropriate action immediately and know exactly where the issue occurred.
Thanks to Dashbird the time to discover the occurrence of an issue reduced from 2-4 hours to a matter of seconds or minutes. It also means that hundreds of dollars are saved every month.
Great onboarding: it takes just a couple of minutes to connect an AWS account to an organization in Dashbird. The UI is clean and gives a good overview of what is happening with the Lambdas and API Gateways in the account.
I mean, it is just extremely time-saving. It’s so efficient! I don’t think it’s an exaggeration or dramatic to say that Dashbird has been a lifesaver for us.
Dashbird provides an easier interface to monitor and debug problems with our Lambdas. Relevant logs are simple to find and view. Dashbird’s support has been good, and they take product suggestions with grace.
Great UI. Easy to navigate through CloudWatch logs. Simple setup.
Dashbird helped us refine the size of our Lambdas, resulting in significantly reduced costs. We have Dashbird alert us in seconds via email when any of our functions behaves abnormally. Their app immediately makes the cause and severity of errors obvious.