Don’t Forget to Kick the Tires – On Automatic Monitoring & Human Intervention

With as much as we use modern technology to automatically monitor, observe, and report on so many different systems, I think it is important to manually check the viability of these same systems from time to time. While the quality of sensors and metrics always seems to be improving, there are still loopholes and lapses […]

Monitoring Your iOS Traffic

There are a number of free ‘sniffer’ tools around, for your PC or Mac, for looking at and changing the network traffic. The venerable Wireshark, Fiddler, and Burpsuite are some of the ones that I have used in the past, and still fire up today. What about your iOS devices though? What programs are available […]

You’re Ready to Deploy – You Must Be Done, Right?

You’ve built your application. It does everything the customer asked for and everything he needs. Your designer’s polish has impressed everyone and your tool is a dream to use. Your comprehensive system test suite runs clean. Your exploratory tester can’t find any bugs you’ve missed. And you’ve got it deployed and running on its final […]

Monitoring and Management with Monit and Nagios

Recently, the SME Toolkit, a project sponsored by the IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, initiated a major migration, moving all operations from one hosting provider to another. Atomic Object took responsibility for the technical aspects of the migration and new hosting environment. The migration gave us a perfect opportunity […]