AWS Disaster Recovery: an overview and a backups tutorial

> We've partnered with DailyDrip on a two-part series guiding you through Automated Backups and Disaster Recovery on AWS. This is part 1. Read part 2 , which covers read replicas and multi-az. Have you ever lost data? It can make for a bad day. Now, imagine you lose your ... Read more

Deploying to AWS Part V: the final punch list (load balancer, CDN, SSL)

Looking for a fresh, 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We're covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, setting up load balancing, SSL, CDN, and more. In our ... Read more

Tutorial: Distributed Tracing in Ruby with OpenTracing

It's a lot harder connecting the dots of the request lifecycle when the final response is built from a number of separate microservices. However, distributed tracing - which connects a transaction trace across microservices - is getting a lot easier. In this short tutorial, I'll show how to add distributed ... Read more

A tour of Python monitoring tools

Prior to releasing our Python Performance Monitoring agent, we took a look at the Python ecosystem to see how Scout can compliment the existing landscape. What follows is a summary of our internal report. The Python ecosystem has a wealth of monitoring tools. That said, making sense of each tool's ... Read more

Deploying to AWS Part IV: Performance monitoring with Scout

Looking for a fresh, 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We'll be covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, and CDN support. Today, we're configuring application performance monitoring ... Read more

OpenTracing Tutorial: Using Flask Python Requests

A transaction trace is a GPS system for web performance: it paints a rich picture of the flow of a web request through your code. So, why doesn't everybody trace? I believe there are two reasons: Complex instrumentation : Adding in-app tracing instrumentation is more involved than calling logger.info() for ... Read more

Deploying to AWS Part III: Log aggregation

Looking for a fresh, 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We'll be covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, and CDN support. In our last video , we ... Read more

How to Deploy a Rails App to Amazon AWS Using Fargate (Part II)

What's the 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We'll be covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, and CDN support. Today's video is the next in the series ... Read more

Deploying to AWS Part I: Docker Rails Deployment

What's the 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We'll be covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, and CDN support. Today, we will be working through a few ... Read more

Observability: the new wave or another buzzword?

OH - "Observability - because devs don't like to do "monitoring" we need to package it in new nomenclature to make it palatable and trendy". — Cindy Sridharan (@copyconstruct) July 28, 2017 I think you'll be hearing more about observability in 2018. In this post, I share why I believe ... Read more

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