Facebook Launches Live Status Dashboard for Monitoring Platform Performance

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it would be creating a Live Status dashboard for developers to get the latest on Platform performance and issues.  The new site just went live, and here’s how it looks:


As you can see, Facebook is providing a color-coded status feed, graphs of overall API response time and error counts (without Y axes) for the last six hours, and “top live platform bugs.” Overall, the Live Status dashboard will provide developers with a quick way to see if any hiccups they’re experiencing are on Facebook’s or their own end.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also said yesterday that over time, all Platform APIs as well as Facebook’s own use of its data would be served through a new middle tier that architecture lead Bobby Johnson is heading up. However, Zuckerberg said the new infrastructure would take “a while” to build.