How to report on serialized JSON object data in Application Insights/Azure Monitor using Kusto

Application Insights is great for collecting telemetry from your application. You have a lot of control and in addition to the telemetry automatically collected you can also make your own calls to log custom telemetry events and collect variable/state data from your application. This type of data can be very useful for troubleshooting and diagnosing... Continue Reading →

How to use Application Insights Custom Properties in Azure Monitor Log (Kusto) Queries

Azure Application Insights is great for easily adding telemetry to your application across a variety of languages (.Net web apps, Azure functions, .Net Framework / Core apps, JavaScript SPAs and more). The telemetry is logged back to an Application Insights instance in your Azure tenant. You can then view all the reported telemetry via the... Continue Reading →

How to write Azure Kusto queries across multiple Application Insights instances

When writing Kusto queries it is often useful to be able to write queries that span multiple Application Insight instances. This is especially true for micro-services where each service has it's own Application Insight instance. I've tried several times in the past to write cross instance queries and failed to find a way even though... Continue Reading →

Creating your own HTTP Chaos Monkey in 15 Minutes using Fiddler

You've written your awesome web app and you've been an awesome developer by handling those pesky intermittent connectivity issues that happen now and again when making HTTP requests. Typically you are doing this by catching the common HTTP Error Status Codes and performing retries. When it comes to testing you will want to methodically test... Continue Reading →

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