Presenting the Scout Agent at Ruby Kaigi - Tokyo, Japan July 19

Scout takes a trek to Ruby’s birthplace – Japan – as James Gray presents How Lazy Americans Monitor Servers at the sold out Ruby Kaigi . James’ July 19th talk focuses on the architecture of the Scout agent , the Ruby gem that is installed on a server you wish ... Read more

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

Scout Agent Updated - and do your Net::HTTP calls ever hang?

UPDATED 6/30 – The fix for the old scout client (run via cron) is now available in version 2.0.7 (sudo gem install scout). In rare (and difficult to reproduce) cases we’ve seen the Scout Agent not observe a Timeout during a checkin error with the Scout server. Scout uses Ruby’s ... 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

Rails Machine selects Scout for Performance Monitoring

Rails Machine , one of the first specialized Rails hosting providers, has selected Scout for performance monitoring. Why Scout? “Scout’s versatility was a key benefit: “the open-source plugins are the killer app of Monitoring,” says Rails Machine CEO Bradly Taylor . “We have so much flexibilty—and we’ll be contributing some ... Read more

Learn about the Scout Agent, API, and more at OK.rb

James will be speaking at Thursday’s (June 11th) Ok.rb meetup in Edmond, Oklahoma, giving a tour of the Scout Agent and the API . See the Ok.rb website for more details. Read more

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

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