Swift developers, take note! The new Application Metrics for Swift open source project provides instant and powerful insight into the live performance of server-side Swift applications. The project is an easy-to-use, web-based dashboard, shows LIVE performance metrics of running Swift applications. Check out the video to see the tool in action. Built on open source...
Application Metrics for Swift
Application Metrics for Swift™ collects and visualizes resource and performance monitoring data for Swift-based applications. Application Metrics for Swift builds on the open source polyglot data collection capabilities of omr-agentcore, which is also used in both Node Application Metrics and the Java monitoring in the Eclipse-based IBM Monitoring and Diagnostics Tools.
These days, even the most innovative and groundbreaking applications risk failure if they do not provide an engaging and responsive user experience. This can be difficult to achieve, however, often requiring a well performing application deployed on an infrastructure that scales to user demand and provides high availability and failover capability.
Performance and scalability both require access to real-time performance data that lets developers optimize code, allows the infrastructure to scale automatically, enables operations teams to identify issues, and gives business owners insights into the success of the application.
Thanks in part to an architecture that is already optimized for throughput and scalability, the Swift@IBM runtime environment is an ideal place for a developer to start. But that said, no developer can afford to ignore potential bottlenecks.
Application Metrics for Swift provides metrics visualisations, designed to help developers understand what their application is doing under the covers and identify potential issues. The same data and metrics are also exposed in Swift and C APIs, which makes data collection available to developer tools, management and scaling utilities, and other performance monitoring tools.
Why should I contribute?
To analyze and view the behavior and activity of an application, you must be able to identify and measure the component parts of the application and how these parts interact. With the rich ecosystem of diverse components and packages that are available to Swift applications, Application Metrics for Swift lets you ensure that visibility and insight are possible for everything from the most popular packages to those niche but important packages that solve very specific problems.
What technology problem will I help solve?
Application Metrics for Swift is about high quality, low overhead data and metrics. The level of application visibility these metrics provides is key to enabling a wide range of capabilities, from providing business owners with analytics of a user’s interactions with a production application to providing developers with profiling data for their code during development. Application Metrics for Swift enables all of that to happen by providing that data, and making it available by using simple APIs, which allows integration with those higher level capabilities.
How will Application Metrics for Swift help my business?
Application Metrics for Swift lets you optimize the user experience, so you can make your apps great and keep your customers happy. On the line-of-business side, it lets you understand your applications and how your customers interact with them. On the technical side, it lets developers and operations teams write and deploy high performing, scalable code.
Application Metrics for Swift blog posts
Meet Chris Bailey, a developer on the Application for Swift Metrics project.