There are so many different types of monitoring in the DevOps world today that it can be easy to lose track of them. There’s application performance monitoring and infrastructure monitoring. There’s user experience monitoring, uptime monitoring and real-user monitoring.
And then there’s synthetic monitoring and API monitoring—two types of monitoring that can seem similar, but are actually quite different.
Let’s take a look at what synthetic monitoring and API monitoring have in common, how they differ, and which types of use cases each supports. […]