Scout at RailConf

It’s been a big year for Scout at conferences. We sponsored GoGaRuCo here in San Francisco last month, and we had a booth on the floor at RailsConf last week. A few highlights from the conference: We came to the conference armed with all kinds of “selling points” for Scout ... Read more

Interview on akitaonrails.com

Fabio Akita tracked down our own Matt Todd to talk about Scout. Listen to the interview: Download (13:43) Read more

I'm not a ShamWow salesman and other lessons from our first conference

I despise sales pitches, but you wouldn’t know it if you were the first person to visit our Scout exhibit booth. After introducing myself, I delved into a 5 minute whirl-wind tour of Scout 2.0, trying to show every possible feature that might help him monitor his Rails stack. He ... Read more

Scout 2.0 Behind the Scenes on the Ruby on Rails Podcast

We sat down with Geoffrey Grosenbach of the Ruby on Rails Podcast to chat about the heavy lifting we’re doing behind the scenes for the big ‘ol Scout refresh. What plan of attack did we choose for building a daemon? What are some of our new approaches for data visualization? ... Read more

Updates to memcached, nginx monitoring

Colin Surprenant did some quality GitHub forking today, enhancing the monitoring for memcached and nginx . The memcached stats plugin reports the following data: Current connections Current data MB Evictions Get count Get hits Get misses Max data MB Set count Total items ...and alerts you if the plugin can’t ... 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

Hardware Upgrade - Downtime 3pm-3:30pm

A quick note that we are continuing our hardware upgrades, and we’ll have downtime from 3pm-3:30pm PST today, February 12. Read more

Scout reviewed in French

If French suites you better than English (or you just like imagining yourself coding in a Paris coffee shop), Raphaël Emourgeon has penned a  review of Scout in French. Raphaël sums up Scout nicely: Après avoir installé un gem et ajouté une tâche cron sur le serveur à ... Read more

Solving the random Rails performance problem

Last week I uncovered a tricky performance problem on Scout I wanted to share. In seemingly random fashion, when accessing my account home page, the render time was 5-6 seconds – way too slow. Other times, the render time would be far less than a second. Here’s what I did ... Read more

What's in store for 2009 - beyond the numbers

2008 was a year full of numbers – 34% ( fall of the the Dow Jones Industrial Average ), $1.84B ( Apple iPhone revenue ), and $100M ( cost of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony ). But raw numbers are just the start – in 2009, our goal is to ... Read more

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