At Honeycomb, we <3 Nylas, so we were super pleased to come across this short talk by Evan Morikawa (aka @e0m on Twitter):
Evan does a great job of explaining the goals Nylas set for speeding up their API, and breaks the process they went through down into easy-to-understand steps, including a quick demo of our shiny new heatmap feature (which they got a little early, because we love them :D :D :D)
And we’re of course super pleased to hear that Nylas loves us right back!
Evan goes on to talk about another cool approach to gaining observability into distributed production systems: building tools to profile services as they run, and shows some glorious flame graphs:
Ending with a beautiful, “Yosemite-like drop-off” in API roundtrip time, and the ever-important call to instrument your code so you can gain observability into what it is doing.
Thanks for sharing this part of the Nylas journey with us, Evan!
Here’s a direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16gX5CpQVY8