Scout APM for PHP exits Beta

We are excited to announce the General Availability release of our PHP APM agent. You can now monitor your Laravel applications out of the box, and support for more PHP frameworks is in the works! Read more

Exception Handling in Ruby

What is exception handling? Software systems can be quite prone to error conditions. Systems that involve user interaction are more vulnerable to exceptions as they attract errors at multiple fronts. Errors can take many forms - syntactical errors, network errors, form input errors, invalid authentication errors etc. I Read more

PHP Advanced Exceptions Tutorial

Software systems inevitably encounter situations that can cause failures and malfunctions which affect user experience, data integrity, and security. In this blog post, we will learn how to avoid these situations though Exception handling . We will focus on software exceptions and how to address them using PHP. Read more

Partnering with Render and Manifold

We’re thrilled that ScoutAPM is now available on Render via Manifold’s new Marketplace-as-a-Service offering. For those of you not familiar, Render is a new unified cloud platform that lets developers build and run all their websites, apps, static sites, background workers, and microservice APIs from one place at a lower ... Read more

Introducing AutoInstruments: zero-effort performance monitoring of custom Ruby code

AutoInstruments wraps instrumentation around code expressions in Ruby on Rails controllers by inspecting Ruby’s Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) as code is loaded. These code expressions then appear in traces, just like the many libraries Scout already instruments. Read more

Python Profilers

Python performance measurement tools help us to identify performance bottlenecks in our app. This allows us to focus on the business login as opposed to writing custom code, setting it up with our app, and then figuring out whether the results are accurate enough. These tools are well tested by the open source community and used by many companies to measure the performance of their web apps. Read more

Birds of a Fiber: A look at Falcon, a modern asynchronous web server for Ruby

What is Falcon? The GitHub Readme describes Falcon as, "... *a multi-process, multi-fiber rack-compatible HTTP server ... Each request is executed within a lightweight fiber and can block on up-stream requests without stalling the entire server process."* The gist: Falcon aims to increase throughput of web applications by using Ruby’s Fibers to be able to continue serving requests while other requests are waiting on IO (ActiveRecord queries, network requests, file read/write, etc). Read more

Understanding page faults and memory swap-in/outs: when should you worry?

How can you tell if page faults are slowing you down, and - above all - how can you avoid being shuffled in-and-out of the library? This blog dives into the answers to these very questions. Read more

Monitor a Laravel app with Scout

Last month we talked about the PHP monitoring landscape in 2019 and announced that Scout APM would soon be available for monitoring your Laravel applications too (as well as your Ruby, Python and Elixir apps of course!). Now that our PHP monitoring agent is ready for beta testing, we thought it would be a good idea to show you folks how easy it is to get started with it and to highlight the main features to the Laravel community. Read more

Honeybadger Integration with Scout

We are happy to announce that Scout now integrates with the popular error monitoring solution, Honeybadger. This integration brings a similar feature set to our existing Rollbar, Sentry and Bugsnag integrations, and it allows you to see your errors and exceptions alongside your performance metrics all on a single page. So let’s take this opportunity to take a closer look at Honeybadger and see how you can get it setup within Scout in just a few minutes! Read more

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