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Tracing a Ruby application with OpenTelemetry for performance monitoring

Ruby on Rails is a popular MVC framework for creating web applications. It is necessary to monitor your Ruby applications for performance issues. In today’s cloud-native and microservices-based architecture, it is difficult for engineering teams to troubleshoot performance issues. Tracing your application can give the much needed context required to troubleshoot performance issues.

The Sentry Ruby SDK now supports Release Health

Developers work tirelessly to publish updates to improve their products and services because, as we all know, a better user experience = happier customers. While shipping updates, features, and improved capabilities can help improve your user’s experience, introducing new code can also introduce new issues; and finding exactly what update caused a release to degrade can be time consuming and costly.

Parallelizing Queries with Rails 7's `load_async`

As you're likely well aware, Rails 7 was released last month bringing a number of new features with it. One of the features we're most excited about is load_async. This features allows for multiple Active Record queries to be executed in parallel which can be a great tool for speeding up slow requests. Since Rails introduces an entirely new infrastructure for load_async, Skylight's existing integration wasn't capturing all of these queries.

Analyze Ruby code performance with Datadog Continuous Profiler

Ruby is an object-oriented programming language celebrated for its simple and easy-to-read syntax. It powers Ruby on Rails, the open source web development framework that streamlines common development tasks involved in building web applications. We’re pleased to announce that our Continuous Profiler, which provides low-overhead, code-level performance insights, is now generally available for Ruby applications.

Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Ruby

In this article, we’ll guide you through how to develop and deploy a small serverless Ruby application using the Serverless Framework and AWS Lambda. We’ll show you how to create the resources, deploy the code, and troubleshoot scenarios. Most importantly, we’ll highlight the importance of observability by having you integrate your finished app into Epsagon to achieve full monitoring. Sample code for this article is available here

Getting Started with Ruby and InfluxDB

Scroll down for the author’s photo and bio. Time series databases like InfluxDB index data by time. They are efficient at recording constant data streams like server metrics, application monitoring, sensor reports, or any other data containing a timestamp. The structure makes analyzing change over time a breeze. This tutorial will show you how to set up InfluxDB with a sample Ruby application.

Ruby Application Manual Instrumentation for Distributed Traces

OpenTelemetry is a project by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation aimed to standardize the way that application telemetry data is recorded and utilized by platforms downstream. This application trace data can be valuable for application owners to understand the relationship between the components and services in their code, the request volume and latency introduced in each step, and ultimately where the bottlenecks are that are resulting in poor user experience.

Ruby on Rails Application Monitoring with AppSignal

When running and maintaining an application in a production environment, we want to feel confident about the behavior of the application and know when it isn’t working as expected. At the least, we want to track errors, monitor performance, and collect specific metrics throughout the application.