Digma Quickstart

Couch to Continuous Feedback in less than five minutes

Step 1 - Install the Digma plugin

You can find the Digma Plugin in the IntelliJ Plugin Marketplace in your IDE by searching for Digma or visit the plugin page to get it directly from there.

Installing the plugin will also kick off the Digma Local Engine installation. If you have Docker installed and running on your machine that should happen automatically! You can also run Digma yourself using a simple Docker Compose file. See Local Installfor more info.

Step 2 - Just Run your Code

Actually, that's it! The Digma plugin will take care of adding the instrumentation to your code, you can control this behavior with a simple toggle:

Where to see the data?

Digma has three main areas in the IDE where it makes the observability analysis available.

The Observability Panel

This panel will show the latest traces picked up by Digma and is a great place to check and see if everything is working end-to-end. As you are debugging, testing, or running your code, you should always see the observability panel updated with the latest feedback and analysis results.

The Insights Panel

This panel is dedicated to a more in-depth analysis of each code location, asset, db query endpoint, etc. It interacts with the code in the IDE and can either take you to the relevant code locations or show the insights (issues and analytics) related to the currently selected code:

Code lens on the code itself

With the plugin installed, you'll be able to see new code lens overlayed on the code itself indicating runtime usage, dead code, and critical insights:

Bonus Steps:

Digma will provide more insights as more data becomes available to it. There are multiple way to increase your observability coverage:

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