May 15

Introducing Our Largest UX Overhaul to Date

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There’s been a high bar established for top-tier developer tool UX. Top developer tools create obvious paths for the most common use cases but also provide the flexibility to dig in for more tertiary use cases. Over the past year, we’ve made iterative improvements to our UX to make paths clearer, simplify horizontal navigation throughout the app, and introduce developer ergonomics like our cmd + k switcher. Today we’re introducing our latest batch of UX improvements that brings the Stellate UX to a whole new level.

Faceted Search

We’re introducing faceted search across most of the dashboard to give you the ability to dive as deeply into your data as you need. You can apply almost any filter to any context to draw insights like how many errors the latest client version has introduced and across which operations.

Stacked Panes

In Stellate, like other observability tools, you often need to dive into multiple layers. This is even more prevalent with graph structures, such as when navigating from an operation to a type, and finally to a field. Switching pages or closing panes as you traverse can make it difficult to maintain context. That’s why our panes now stack as you navigate, allowing you to easily reverse course to your original context.

Enlarged Content Area

The primary navigation elements have moved to the left and top rails, enabling a larger primary content area. It also looks pretty good.

Clearer Information Architecture

On the requests page, we’ve introduced a new stacked bar chart that breaks requests down by its most contextual dimension - operations. We moved the existing cache status chart to the caching page, where it belongs.

Feedback Welcomed

As developers, we want the tools we build to be as frictionless as the tools we use. We believe our latest iteration accentuates the common paths while allowing for the complex paths. Regardless of what we think, we still want to hear your feedback. Please never hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, or feedback via