The Hows, Whats, and Whys of Elixir Telemetry

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“What gets measured gets managed.” This quote – wrongly attributed to Peter Drucker – tells us that when we monitor information about something, we can make decisions about what it is we’re monitoring and where to go next. An article about monitoring in Elixir by Samuel Mullen.

The article deals with:

  • The Value of Monitoring
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Vanity Metrics
  • Getting Started with Telemetry

Telemetry is a library giving us a dynamic dispatching library for metrics and instrumentations.” It’s a simple library providing a standardized interface for capturing and handling metrics from monitored events.

Telemetry isn’t a revolutionary idea and the maintainers don’t claim it is. What they do claim is that it provides a simple and flexible means for capturing data. Good read!

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