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How to Rescue Exceptions in Ruby

Exceptions are a commonly used feature in the Ruby programming language. The Ruby standard library defines about 30 different subclasses of exceptions, some of which have their own subclasses. The exception mechanism in Ruby is very powerful but often misused. This article will discuss the use of exceptions and show some examples of how to deal with them.

Deploying Hanami 2.0 Ruby application on AWS

The deployment of Ruby on Rails and Rack frameworks is embedded in Cloud 66’s DNA, but we are always interested to see other Ruby frameworks becoming popular, and happy to support developers who prefer to use them instead of Rails. In this post, we’re going to show you how easy it is to deploy a Hanami Ruby application on AWS cloud with Cloud 66. The recent Hanami v2.0 release brought a lot of incremental upgrades to the framework, which made it more mature.

Monitor Ruby Application Performance with Magic Dashboards

Application teams must understand what their customer experience is like. This is true not only from a general perspective (in terms of usability and responsiveness) but also on a day-to-day, minute-by-minute basis. In particular, when you work with distributed systems, errors are inevitable. Site traffic fluctuates throughout the day, and any one of a system’s dependencies could also encounter an issue at any time.

Automate Your Boring Tasks with Ruby

If you aren’t already fed up with doing the same boring stuff over and over again, you will In the long run. Tasks which are repeated again and again in the same manner, such as System administration tasks, such as uploading your codebase, adjusting settings, repeatedly running commands, etc. tend to sap the enthusiasm you experience when working on your project.

Ruby - Tracing a Ruby application with OpenTelemetry for performance monitoring

Tracing your application can give the much needed context required to troubleshoot performance issues. OpenTelemetry is an open-source project that can help you to set up an observability framework for your cloud-native applications. In this tutorial, we will use SigNoz as our backend analysis tool. SigNoz is a full-stack open-source APM tool that can be used for storing and visualizing the telemetry data collected with OpenTelemetry. It is built natively on OpenTelemetry and works on the OTLP data formats.

Monitoring Ruby on Rails with InfluxDB

Time series databases like InfluxDB are databases that specialize in handling time series data, which is data that is indexed by time. Unlike traditional databases, time series databases are optimized for reading and writing data with less performance consideration for updating or deleting data. Due to the time-dependent nature of time series data, time series databases are handy for application monitoring.

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.