Want to monitor your app and get notifications in your chat system when somethings wrong? App Insights can get that done for you and it’s a lot easier to setup than you think.
- Create an App Insights instance in Azure
- Under the Availability section, create a Ping Test against your url
- Setup a webhook in your chat system like Slack or Hipchat and add it to Azure
In my apps I also like to check for some content to make sure I’m not getting a bogus 200 response, such as if routing gets fubar’d.