Stop firefighting with Blackfire: insights from SymfonyCon 2023

By Thomas di Luccio, on Jan 17, 2024

I recently had the privilege of speaking at SymfonyCon 2023 in Brussels. In my talk, I delved into a topic that deeply resonates with us developers and tech leaders: the transformative power of continuous observability in application development.

The challenge: breaking the endless vicious hotfix circle

In the fast-paced world of web app development, it’s all too common to find ourselves trapped in reactive mode, constantly firefighting issues as they arise. So often, we put more effort into fixing our applications than adding new functionality and improving their user experience.

This endless cycle of hotfixes drains resources and reduces our ability to innovate and improve. But what if there was a way to break free from this pattern?

Enter Blackfire: your continuous observability solution

This is where Blackfire comes into play. In my talk titled “Stop firefighting with Blackfire!” I introduced a transformative approach to web application development.

Blackfire isn’t just another tool; it’s a paradigm shift that empowers you to transition from reactive emergency fixes to strategic, data-driven, and long-term improvement throughout your development and deployment lifecycles.

The different tools of our unique continuous observability can be used in a way that will allow you to regain control over the performance of your applications incrementally. One step at a time, developers could focus mainly on what they do best: coding and building fantastic new features.

Watch the full talk

Missed the talk or want to revisit the insights shared? No worries! You can my talk directly on YouTube. Dive in to discover how Blackfire can revolutionize your approach to application development and deployment.

Join the conversation and be part of the change

As we wrap up this feedback from SymfonyCon 2023, I invite you to participate actively in this exciting paradigm shift. Your thoughts, experiences, and insights are invaluable as we navigate this new era of observability-based application development. Let’s continue the conversation on, Slack, Reddit, or Twitter.

To better observability and beyond!

Thomas di Luccio

Thomas is a Developer Relations Engineer at for He likes nothing more than understanding the users' needs and helping them find practical and empowering solutions. He’ll support you as a day-to-day user.