Andrew Sirianni

When you have a software solution, a large part of keeping that software stable and reliable is through software monitoring. New Relic has long been a go-to tool for businesses to ensure their applications are performing optimally and delivering a seamless user experience. However, with the emergence of Laravel Pulse, there's now a compelling alternative that's specifically tailored for Laravel applications. In this blog post, we'll explore how most people used to rely on New Relic and how Laravel Pulse is changing the game.

What is software monitoring?

Software monitoring is the process of observing and analyzing the performance, availability, and behavior of software applications, systems, and infrastructure. It involves collecting data from various sources, such as logs, metrics, and traces, and using this data to gain insights into the health and performance of the software.

Software monitoring is essential for ensuring that applications and systems are running smoothly and meeting the needs of users. It helps identify issues and bottlenecks, diagnose problems, and optimize performance. It also provides valuable information for capacity planning, resource allocation, and troubleshooting.

Relying on New Relic

For years, New Relic has been the de facto choice for monitoring software solutions. It offers a comprehensive suite of features, including application performance monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, synthetic monitoring, alerts and notifications, and custom dashboards. Its ability to provide real-time insights into the performance of applications and infrastructure has made it a staple in the industry.

However, New Relic isn't without its drawbacks. Its pricing can be prohibitive for smaller businesses, and its general-purpose approach means that it may not be as tailored to specific frameworks or technologies. This is where Laravel Pulse comes in.

The New Alternative: Laravel Pulse

Laravel Pulse is a monitoring and alerting tool specifically designed for Laravel applications. It provides real-time insights into the performance of Laravel applications, including response times, error rates, and throughput. It offers custom alerts, integration with Laravel Forge, historical data storage, and easy setup.

The key advantage of Laravel Pulse is its focus on Laravel applications. This means that it's optimized for the Laravel framework and provides tailored insights and alerts that are specific to Laravel applications. This makes it a compelling alternative to New Relic for businesses that rely heavily on Laravel.

As most of the software developed at Dcode Group utilises the Laravel Framework, we can incorporate Laravel Pulse into all of our software platforms.


Overall, software monitoring is a critical aspect of software development and operations. It helps ensure that applications and systems are performing optimally, delivering a seamless user experience, and meeting the needs of users and stakeholders.

While tools like New Relic has long been the go-to tool for monitoring software solutions, Laravel Pulse is changing the game by providing a compelling alternative that's specifically tailored for Laravel applications. Its focus on Laravel applications, combined with its powerful features and ease of use, make it a strong contender in the monitoring software space. Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, Laravel Pulse offers a cost-effective and efficient solution for monitoring the performance of your Laravel applications.

Talk to us today about how we can assist in adding monitoring tools to your software solution.

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