Recently I've been documenting our API's using Slate which is a static site generator. It turns markdown text into pretty html. We've had customers using our API's for a while but the docs were hosted on a Github wiki page and weren't very friendly or nice to look at. Since making the docs better we've had more people build things!
Everyone loves example dashboards! So we've decided to do a series to highlight a few of the coolest ones. If you're easily bored skip to the bottom set of links to get your dopamine fix of screenshots. For those with a longer attention span hopefully this post helps explain some context.
When it comes to service status pages most of us feel they are more of a marketing gimmick than fact. For example with Amazon Web Services the first time you are aware of a problem it is not from the status page. It is when twitter sets on fire with people complaining about the poor service. The trend is alarming and it is not just Amazon doing it, almost all service providers do the same thing. For some reason special authorisation is required to update the status page. Special people need to confirm that this is the right marketing move for the business. That's not how we work.