Deploying to AWS Part II: Running a Rails app on Fargate

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What's the 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's video is the next in the series of setting up our produciton app for production use in AWS ECS. In our last video, we Dockerized the app to prepare it to run on ECS / Fargate; in this video, we will work on doing just that.

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Deploying to AWS Part I: Dockerizing a Rails app

By Bradley Price Bullet_white Comments Comments

What's the 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 will be working through a few steps to get our app Dockerized and our image pushed to a hosted Docker registry.

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Observability: the new wave or another buzzword?

By Derek Bullet_white Comments Comments

I think you'll be hearing more about observability in 2018. In this post, I share why I believe the term has emerged and why you'll be hearing more about observability vs. monitoring.

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What we shipped in 2017

By Derek Bullet_white Comments Comments

In 2017, we focused our engineering time on reducing the painful, time-consuming investigation workflow that comes with fixing performance issues. We think that approach is working: we're now analyzing billions of web requests and background jobs every day.

Here's some of the highlights from 2017:

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Real User Monitoring with Raygun

By Derek Bullet_white

Most of a web page's load time is on the front-end. You can monitor the performance of the end-to-end page load time with a Real User Monitoring (RUM) service, and one of the more attractive ones is Raygun Pulse.

Let's take a deep dive.

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Python Application Monitoring: comparing New Relic and Opbeat

By Derek Bullet_white

There are several options for monitoring Python web apps (New Relic, Opbeat, AppDynamics, and DataDog to name a few). Let's take a look at two with a contrasting approach: New Relic and Opbeat. I'll focus on the 2 highly-used areas of an APM solution: the app overview and transaction details.

Sidenote: we're adding Python app monitoring to Scout. You can signup for early access.

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