Scout at RailConf

May 12 Bullet_white By Andre Bullet_white Comments Comments

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 2.0. When all is said and done, the number one point people love about Scout is the open-source plugin model. Thanks for everyone’s feedback and support!
  • It was really cool talking to people in all stages of involvement with Ruby and Rails. Including those who were building a Rails app for the first time. It’s good to get that perspective after working with Rails for the last 3+ years.
  • Charles Quinn and I had the opportunity to treat Hongli Lai & Ninh Bui to Sushi and say thanks for one of our favorite pieces of software.
  • One cool interaction—Josh Goebel of Pastie came by and asked us about the new Scout API. Then, he tracked us down the next day to show us the Scout plugin he had created for vmstat! Great to see folks using Scout’s extensibility like that.
  • I didn’t hear one mention of “what happens in Vegas”—Rails community +1; tired cliches -1.

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