Detailed Workshop Description


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Application developers get enormous value out of Datadog, but in significantly different ways than DevOps engineers or SREs.

You’ll begin this workshop by installing the Datadog Agent and configuring it to monitor a containerized web application. You’ll then create Synthetic tests to monitor critical frontend services with simulated customer interactions. And you’ll see how Real User Monitoring (RUM) can help you measure and improve the quality of your user experience.

Along the way, you will learn how Datadog’s core tools, such as Log Management, APM, dashboards, and monitors, can help you stay ahead of application issues before they cause problems for your users.

Primary Audience

Developers who are new to Datadog or want to refresh their knowledge.


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    1. Introduction

    2. Known bugs

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Lab: Datadog 101 for Developers

    3. Feedback

    1. Further Reading

    2. Slides

About this workshop

  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • Estimated length: 3 hours