11 Awesome Elixir Jobs for 2019 (and some incredible perks)

Elixir has Arrived Elixir is a programming language that is beginning to gather steam. Originally released in 2011, it is a functional and dynamic language, and runs on the Erlang VM (Virtual Machine). Elixir is highly scalable and fault tolerant. In other words, Elixir is perfect for today's software landscape of microservices and cloud computing. Read more

Scout Visits Cookpad in Japan

The Tokyo Scout team attended Rails Tokyo #37 , a Rails focused get-together that is open to any Rails topic. It was hosted at the Cookpad office in Tokyo, which has some of the best Rails engineers in Japan. In this large open area there were tables, a screen for ... Read more

5 traits of teams that make on-call less terrible for developers

Over the past two weeks, there's been considerable discussion on whether developers should be on-call. I understand the frustration of the anti on-call party. If you go to school to be a doctor, you know that being on-call is likely in your future. You didn't know that being on-call would ... Read more

Does team size impact app performance?

In 2014, CodeClimate published a blog post investigating the impact of team size on code quality . I was curious: are there correlations with app performance and team sizes as well? Determining if an app is well-performing is more subjective than the GPA-like results a code quality analysis provides. I'll ... Read more

We're sharing our roadmap

Years ago when we started Scout, we were vague on our roadmap. We recognized priorites and plans can shift and we didn't want that shifty-ness exposed. However, things have changed by 2017. All of us have a general understanding of this behavior: we see it everyday in the GitHub repos ... Read more

"Scout Does Things Right": Gigmit on using Scout

> Benjamin Knofe, CTO of Gigmit , sat down with us to share how they use Scout to improve their performance. What is Gigmit? Gigmit is a platform to connect music professionals to one another. Artists get opportunities to play gigs, shows, and festivals all over the world by showcasing ... Read more

The Dogs of Scout

If it isn't clear from our logo, or our offer to give you a puppy if you don't love Scout more than the competition , the Scout team loves dogs. Here are some of our favorite coding buddies: Dave's Dog: Bella Bella is my 10-year-old shepherd mix. I rescued her ... Read more

AcademicWorks' switch from New Relic to Scout

The engineering team at AcademicWorks , the leading provider of scholarship management solutions for public and private educational institutions, was frustrated. With over two million users and a datastore-heavy Rails app with hundreds of database instances, their ten-person development was feeling bogged down with the bloat of their existing application ... Read more

Thanksgiving Support

First, Happy Thanksgiving to all of our U.S. customers! We couldn't ask for a better group of folks to work with on an every-day basis. Second, our team will spending time with their family and friends tomorrow and Friday. We'll watch for urgent issues and will still be checking our ... Read more

App Monitoring: Stability, Stability, Stability ... and pricing.

We're officially in the Stability Phase™ of app monitoring: slamming our site with traffic, trying to break things, and adding resiliency for the spots that need it. Read on for an updated General Availability date, our planned stability improvements, and pricing information. General Availability GA is November 16th (GA will ... Read more

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