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Jun 18, 2019 | By Matthew Hazlehurst
If you are hosting your application with Heroku, and find yourself faced with an unexplained error in your live system. What would you do next? Perhaps you don’t have a dedicated DevOps team, so where would you start your investigation? With Scout APM of course! We are going to show you how you can use Scout to find out exactly where the problem lies within your application code.
Jun 10, 2019 | By Erik Jacobsen
Coming back from Monitorama, I had a chance to sit back and start playing with some tools to see how they worked. Prometheus is a pretty ubiquitous tool in the monitoring space, it's pretty easy to spin up, and is open-source. Having a very active community of engaged developers means finding help articles or guides is easy. We are also going to use Grafana to build nicer looking graphs based on API queries from Prometheus.
Jun 7, 2019 | By Erik Jacobsen
A few members of the Scout team had the chance to head to Monitorama in Portland, Oregon this week. For those who do not know what Monitorama is, it is a 3-day, open-source monitoring conference with a single track. There is plenty of time during the breaks to chat with attendees, ask the speakers questions or just catch up on some email.
Jun 4, 2019 | By Matthew Hazlehurst
If you’re a Rails developer, then you’ve probably used Rails Logger on at least one occasion or another. Or maybe you have used it without even realizing, like when you run ‘rails server’ and it prints information to the terminal window, for example. Rails Logger provides us with a powerful way of debugging our applications and gives us an insight into understanding errors when they occur.
May 31, 2019 | By Matthew Hazlehurst
How are you deploying your applications in 2019? Are you using containers yet? According to recent research over 80% of you are. If you are within this group, were you initially sold on the idea of containers but found that in reality, the complexity involved with this approach makes it a difficult trade-off to justify? The community is aware of this and has come up with a remedy to ease the pain, and it’s called container orchestration.