improved

Setup actions are part of test visualization

Setup actions are now an integral part of the test visualization - they are displayed as part of the flow on the test graph, and can be configured just as any other trigger or validation checkpoint included in the test.

improved

Better visibility into async (background) jobs

We've made it a lot more intuitive to understand what's going on with your asynchronous (background) jobs. Our trace visualization displays the different jobs that were triggered - within the same service or across multiple services - so that you can walk through the flow, inspect the triggers and really understand what went on.

added

Go instrumentation is live!

Developers working on microservices written in Go can now instrument their services using Helios and benefit from all that the platform has to offer in helping developers be more productive when designing, troubleshooting, testing and collaborating over distributed applications.

added

Span consumption breakdown

We've made the span consumption breakdown available so that it's easy to understand which services and environments are generating data and how.

added

Helios is open! Free sign-up available from the website

Helios is now available to all users through a free sign-up option on the Helios website.

added

Ruby instrumentation is live!

Developers working on microservices written in Ruby can now instrument their services using Helios and benefit from all that the platform has to offer in helping developers be more productive when designing, troubleshooting, testing and collaborating over distributed applications.

added

Java instrumentation is live!

Developers working on microservices written in Java can now instrument their services using Helios and benefit from all that the platform has to offer in helping developers be more productive when designing, troubleshooting, testing and collaborating over distributed applications.

added

Consumption & data use

Our users can now see how much data (really, number of spans) is sent from all their services and environments to Helios.

added

Error logs accessible directly in Helios

Error logs are now accessible directly in the relevant trace in Helios (when logs are instrumented using the Helios OpenTelemetry SDK). The log itself is available on the span details as a new tab of its own.

added

Environment information for traces

We've added the a new bit of information to each trace - the name of the environment in which the trace started.