Q&A with the Scout Agent - An overview

Our recent update to Scout featured a revised UI, more functionality, and a new Scout Agent. While it’s easy to see the changes in the UI, a lot of the work conducted by the agent happens beneath the surface. The Scout Agent, which is installed on a server you wish ... Read more

On Sinatra

Sinatra , a Ruby DSL for quickly creating web applications with minimal effort, forms a key part of the Scout infrastructure. James Gray talks about how we use Sinatra at Scout via RubyLearning.org – 20+ Rubyists are using Sinatra ...“ Do you? For more on how Scout works: A tour ... Read more

See Scout's big changes at Golden Gate Ruby Conference and RailsConf

It’s been almost a year since we launched Scout , and over the past couple of months, we’ve been working on a big new release. We’ll be showing off Scout’s new features at the Golden Gate Ruby Conference on April 17th and 18th and at RailsConf on May 4th-7th. Hope ... Read more

The 3 pillars of our Rails Monitoring Stack

Life as a cross-dresser must be unnerving. I could buy a wig, put some makeup on my adam’s apple. Buy a skirt. Does a sock-filled bra work for my bosom? With a bit of mood lighting, I might actually look like a woman, but it would be difficult to relax. ... Read more

4 Simple Steps to Detect & Fix Slow Rails Requests

We’ve seen lots of people waste time tracing the Rails stack for performance issues when the cause is usually quite simpler – look at the obvious places first before digging through the Rails stack. Read more

Monitor MySQL queries with Scout

Robin Ward of Forumwarz has released a MySQL slow queries plugin for Scout that does exactly what you’d expect: sends an alert when a slow query is run. Derek Laptop"/> The alert contains the full query along with the query time: Alert"/> Note that you’ll need to enable slow query ... Read more

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