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shafikshaon / Backend Journey: Mastering Monitoring for Modern Backend Development

Created Mon, 01 May 2023 18:00:00 +0600 Modified Sun, 25 Feb 2024 20:22:56 +0000


Monitoring is a crucial aspect of backend development, ensuring the reliability, performance, and security of your applications. As modern backend development evolves, mastering monitoring strategies is essential for developers to effectively manage and maintain their applications. This roadmap is designed for intermediate developers who want to enhance their backend development skills and learn the best practices for application monitoring.

Introduction to Monitoring

Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Understand the role of monitoring in backend development
  • Learn the basics of monitoring strategies and techniques
  • Explore the importance of monitoring for application performance, reliability, and security

Key Monitoring Metrics

Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Learn about essential monitoring metrics for backend applications
  • Understand the importance of tracking performance, error rates, and resource usage
  • Discover how to identify and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs)

Monitoring Tools and Technologies

Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Explore popular monitoring tools and technologies, such as Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack, and Datadog
  • Understand the pros and cons of different monitoring solutions
  • Learn how to choose the right monitoring tool for your backend development projects


Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Learn about instrumentation as a method to measure and collect data about your applications
  • Understand the benefits of implementing instrumentation in your backend applications
  • Discover best practices for instrumentation and monitoring


Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Delve into the concept of telemetry, the process of collecting and transmitting data from remote sources
  • Understand the importance of telemetry in monitoring backend applications
  • Learn best practices for implementing telemetry in your applications

Log Management

Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Understand the importance of log management in monitoring
  • Learn about log collection, analysis, and storage strategies
  • Discover best practices for log management and monitoring

Alerting and Incident Management

Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Learn about alerting and incident management strategies for monitoring
  • Understand how to set up alerts and notifications based on monitoring data
  • Discover best practices for incident response and resolution

Monitoring in a Microservices Architecture

Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Understand the challenges of monitoring in a microservices architecture
  • Learn about monitoring strategies and tools specific to microservices
  • Discover best practices for monitoring and maintaining microservices-based applications


Mastering monitoring is essential for backend developers to effectively manage and maintain their applications. By following this roadmap, you will gain a deeper understanding of various monitoring tools, strategies, and best practices. This knowledge will empower you to make informed decisions about the right monitoring solutions for your backend development projects, ultimately leading to more efficient, reliable, and secure applications.

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