Finding slow ActiveRecord queries with Scout

Once your Rails app begins seeing consistent traffic, slow SQL queries will likely rear their ugly head, but how can you easily tell where your app is slowing down? 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

Why put Rust in our Python Monitoring agent?

Prior to adding Python performance monitoring , we'd written monitoring agents for Ruby and Elixir . Our Ruby and Elixir agents had duplicated much of their code between them, and we didn't want to add a third copy of the agent-plumbing code. The overlapping code included things like JSON payload ... Read more

Rollbar+Scout: a legit New Relic alternative

The New Relic price tag goes up dramatically as your server footprint grows. This might not be an issue if you are utilizing New Relic's full product suite, but what if you just care about error and performance monitoring? In that case, there's a solution that offers richer features as ... Read more

Setting up a Rails app for CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline on AWS

If you've followed along with our previous episodes, we've covered many different aspects of setting up a production service. We've used many different products to simplify the day-to-day operations of running and maintaining an application. We've used Scout for monitoring our application, LogDNA for aggregating our logs, HoneyBadger for our ... Read more

Deploying a Faktory worker to AWS Fargate

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 the ... Read more

Deploying Faktory to AWS Fargate

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 today's ... Read more

AWS Disaster Recovery: Configuring a Read Replica and a Multi-AZ

We've partnered with DailyDrip on a two-part series guiding you through Automated Backups and Disaster Recovery on AWS. This is part 2. You can read part 1 here . This is the second portion of a two-part series on automated backups and disaster recovery for AWS. In part 1 , ... Read more

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

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