Building an agile team’s ‘safety harness’ with cmocka and FOSS

Netdata is made up from agile teams who are deeply committed to improving the usability of our product. We want to respond to our users and introduce in-demand features. Working directly with our community is the best way to make Netdata better. But we face the same the dilemma as all agile teams: How do we do this safely? Safety means that we can move quickly without compromising the quality of our code.
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Release 1.18: What’s new with the database engine?

As your infrastructure grows more complex, storing long-term metrics becomes difficult and costly to retain. Your team stars to limit the amount of historical data they archive, causing gaps in coverage. Anomalies start to slip through the cracks.

Version 1.18 of Netdata aims to solve the monitoring metrics storage problem once and for all.

Aside from 5 new collectors, 16 bug fixes, 27 improvements, and 20 documentation updates, here’s what you need to know.

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Release 1.17: Collection frequency gets flexible

The next version of Netdata has arrived! Aside from dozens of quality-of-life and papercut fixes, we’ve launched some new features we know you’ll be excited to use straight away.

Let’s dive in.

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How and why we’re bringing long-term storage to Netdata

We’ve built a lot of amazing things into the open-source Netdata monitoring system. But, no matter how far we’ve come, we’ll always be proud of how little RAM it uses.

Right now, Netdata stores metrics in your system’s RAM using a ridiculously efficient database. It only saves or loads historical metrics from disk when you restart it. With this system, Netdata can be both low-resource and exhaustive in its collection of real-time metrics.

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Release 1.16.0: Smarter binaries and built-in TLS

We’re excited to launch release v1.16.0 of the open-source Netdata monitoring agent, which delivers real-time health monitoring and performance troubleshooting to nearly any system or application.

This release also contains 40 bug fixes, 31 improvements, and 20 documentation updates—if you’d like to see the full list, check out the full release notes.

Details aside, I know people are going to be most curious about the big changes we’ve just delivered to Netdata—let’s dive in.

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