Logging in Ruby with Logger and Lograge

Logging is tricky. You want logs to include enough detail to be useful, but not so much that you're drowning in noise - or violating regulations like GDPR. In this article, Diogo Souza introduces us to Ruby's logging system and the LogRage gem. He shows us how to create custom logs, output the logs in formats like JSON, and reduce the verbosity of default Rails logs.


Announcing AppSignal for Ruby Gem 3.0!

We’re very happy to present you with version 3.0 of AppSignal for Ruby - a new major release for the Ruby gem. 🎉 We have changed the way we instrument apps and gems to provide better compatibility with other instrumentation gems. Support for Ruby version 1.9 has been removed and deprecated classes, modules, methods, and instrumentations have also been removed. Read our upgrade guide! In the rest of the post, we’ll explain what the new version of our gem brings to you and your apps.


Ruby and Python clients for Elastic Enterprise Search now generally available

Back in our 7.10 release of the Elastic Stack, we announced the beta of our Ruby and Python clients for Elastic Enterprise Search. Now, with 7.11, both the Ruby and Python clients are generally available. We’ve also begun work on a PHP client. All client source code for both enterprise-search-ruby and enterprise-search-python is available on GitHub. Documentation on how to get started with each client is available on


Preventing SQL injections in Ruby (and other vulnerabilities)

This post’s topic is very straightforward: SQL injection, Ruby flavored. More specifically, how you can protect your Ruby application against SQL injections—and other common security threats. Ruby is a wonderful language for beginner coders to start with and scale to large, distributed Web and Desktop applications. It has an accepting and helpful community. Also, it strives to keep itself up to date to match the needs of developers.


Top 10 Ruby security best practices

Do you know those things that are simultaneously incredibly important to get right but incredibly easy to get wrong? That makes for an explosive combination. One such thing happens to be one of the hardest areas in software development: security. Security is hard no matter the language or platform. Today, we’re here to talk specifically about security best practices in Ruby.


A Gem of an Update: Performance Monitoring for Ruby

In order to continuously improve your Ruby application, you need to understand everything your code touches. That means visibility into how your frontend responds to the database queries that are central to your Ruby application. Sentry’s new Ruby SDK collects and monitors the data surrounding your traces, logs, and key metrics. With it, you now have the context to connect backend issues to frontend performance.


How to Use Mixins and Modules in Your Ruby on Rails Application

Modules and mixins are, without doubt, great resources that make Ruby so attractive. They give the application the ability to share the code that can be used with ease in other places. It also helps us organize our code by grouping functionalities and concerns, which improves the readability and maintainability of our code. In this article, we will go through the concepts behind modules and mixins.


New Magic Dashboard for Ruby on Rails: ActionMailer

Monitoring your application can be a difficult task if you’re just getting started with it. You need to know which metrics matter most and understand which ones you can combine into meaningful graphs. In the (not just holiday ⛄️) spirit of making things smoother for our users, we’ve added a magic dashboard to the Ruby integration that shows you the volume of emails you are sending with ActionMailer.