Skylight

2011
Portland, OR, USA
May 5, 2020   |  By Krystan HuffMenne
Last year, the Skylight team gave a talk called Inside Rails: The Lifecycle of a Request. In that talk, we covered everything that happens between typing a URL into your browser to a request reaching your Rails controller action. But that talk ended with a cliffhanger: Once we are in the controller action, how does Rails send our response back to the browser?
Nov 1, 2019   |  By Vaidehi Joshi
Skylight 4.2.0 now includes GraphQL instrumentation! To use it, upgrade the Skylight gem and add 'graphql' to your probes list. We support graphql-ruby versions >= 1.7.
May 10, 2019   |  By Krystan HuffMenne
While Skylight was originally developed to instrument web requests, we understand the web interface is only one part of your server-side application. For this reason, we've been hard at work preparing Skylight for Background Jobs!
May 2, 2019   |  By Godfrey Chan
Most Rails developers should be pretty familiar with this work flow: open up a controller file in your editor, write some Ruby code inside an action method, visit that URL from the browser and the code you just wrote comes alive. But have you thought about how any of this works? How did typing a URL into your browser's address bar turn into a method call on your controllers? Who actually calls your methods?
Oct 11, 2018   |  By Vaidehi Joshi
Skylight’s latest update to Trends allows users to easily view & navigate through their historical trends data from within the Skylight UI. Seasoned Skylight users know that there is something special about opening up your email inbox on Monday mornings: why, getting to read your Skylight trends report, of course!
May 19, 2018   |  By Confreaks
Using Skylight to Solve Real-World Performance Problems by Yehuda Katz, Godfrey Chan & Krystan Huffmenne