5 traits of teams that make on-call less terrible for developers

BY Doug Breaker

Over the past two weeks, there's been considerable discussion on whether developers should be on-call. I understand the frustration of the anti on-call party. If you go to school to be a doctor, you know that being on-call is likely in your future. You didn't know that being on-call would ...

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Deploying a Faktory worker to AWS Fargate

BY Doug Breaker

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 ...

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Deploying Faktory to AWS Fargate

BY Doug Breaker

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 ...

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Scout <> Rollbar Integration: unifying your stability metrics 🚀

BY Doug Breaker

When things are going wrong, the more signals you can view from one screen, the better. Today, we're excited to announce an integration with Rollbar . This brings Rollbar's best-of-breed error monitoring into Scout's performance-focused UI , creating a single source for your stability metrics: We display active Rollbar items ...

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

BY Doug Breaker

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 , ...

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AWS Disaster Recovery: an overview and a backups tutorial

BY Doug Breaker

> 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 ...

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Deploying to AWS Part V: the final punch list (load balancer, CDN, SSL)

BY Doug Breaker

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 ...

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Tutorial: Distributed Tracing in Ruby with OpenTracing

BY Doug Breaker

It's a lot harder connecting the dots of the request lifecycle when the final response is built from a number of separate microservices. However, distributed tracing - which connects a transaction trace across microservices - is getting a lot easier. In this short tutorial, I'll show how to add distributed ...

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A tour of Python monitoring tools

BY Doug Breaker

Prior to releasing our Python Performance Monitoring agent, we took a look at the Python ecosystem to see how Scout can compliment the existing landscape. What follows is a summary of our internal report. The Python ecosystem has a wealth of monitoring tools. That said, making sense of each tool's ...

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Deploying to AWS Part IV: Performance monitoring with Scout

BY Doug Breaker

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'll be covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, and CDN support. Today, we're configuring application performance monitoring ...

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