2019 PHP Monitoring Options

There is no denying the popularity of PHP. It has been a constant force in the web development world since its release way back in 1995. And now in 2019, thanks to Laravel, it is still going as strong as ever! Here at Scout, recently we have been working hard on providing a PHP performance monitoring agent to sit alongside our existing ruby, python and elixir agents. Prior to us releasing this PHP agent, let’s take a look at the PHP ecosystem to see how Scout can complement the existing monitoring landscape. Read more

Understanding Disk I/O: When Should You Be Worried?

Disk I/O encompasses the input/output operations on a physical disk. Read more

Is your Django app slow? Think like a data scientist, not an engineer

I'm an engineer by trade. I rely on intuition when investigating a slow Django app. I've solved a lot of performance issues over the years and the short cuts my brain takes often work. However, intuition can fail. It can fail hard in complex Django apps with many layers (ex: ... Read more

Forecasting Web Traffic with Scout and Prophet

Forecasting traffic to your web app is important for capacity planning, but generating a seasonally accurate model of your traffic is pretty daunting. If you under-forecast: Your app servers may become oversaturated, and requests will start backing up in a queue. If you over-forecast you may end up overspending. Read more

Chatting, Coding, and Application Performance Monitoring with Fast JSON:API

It was a great night of chatting, coding, and application performance monitoring in Tokyo. Thanks to everyone who came out to hear our very own Naohiro present about Fast JSON:API. How does Fast JSON:API compare to other Active Model Serializers? Naohiro showed us how he switched from Jbuilder to Fast ... Read more

Scout APM now supports Python 2.7!

We launched our Python agent a few months ago, supporting Python 3.4+. Read more

Monitor a Django app with Scout

Scout makes monitoring the performance of Django apps affordable and approachable in just a couple of lines of code. Read more

Monitoring Django apps on Heroku

I don't know of an easier way to deploy a Django app than letting Heroku do the work. That said, how do you stay on top of your app's performance, errors, and stability post-launch? Running an app on Heroku is a blissful experience, but it presents some monitoring challenges that ... Read more

Django Application Monitoring (APM) with StatsD

This post covers instrumenting a Django app with StatsD. StatsD is logging for metrics and is the missing swiss army knife in your measurement toolbelt. Read more

Finding and fixing N+1 queries in Django apps

The Django ORM makes it easy to fetch data, but there's a downside: it's easy to write inefficient queries as the number of records in your database grows. Read more

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