What do you like best?
AWS X-Ray is a great service that allows the analysis and debugging of your applications through the AWS cloud, it is compatible with microservices and server-based applications which can be difficult to debug by common methods, as well as developer can create maps of your applications where the architecture of your applications is visible so that X-Ray then evaluates the codes generated by user requests and in this way find errors or performance problems, it also includes a development kit for software that captures the API metadata and includes additional drivers for MySQL and PostgreSQL.
What do you dislike?
In spite of the changes that have been made to this service, it still presents errors that, although they are common, are tedious for the user.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
When implementing this service, you must follow the instructions to the letter to avoid errors that may arise due to a bad configuration, either in the console, in the API, etc.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
As a web developer, I usually use X-Ray to visualize my applications either during their development or production, making maps that allow me to observe their architecture, their dependencies tree and the best thing is that if my applications present problems I can debug them as well also send data without using programming interfaces.