I’m always fascinated by how tools get adopted and used within companies. I recently polled our team(s) about what tools they use everyday here at New Relic. Below is a big – but not comprehensive – list of tools we use to deliver the #1 SaaS app performance tool. Of course, New Relic uses New Relic. Everyday. We have it on big screens on our walls, and always on one of our browser tabs.
Oh, before we begin with the list. One of the biggest, most common tools we use is the Mac. Believe it or not, it’s a big but invisible part of our toolbox. It gives us a great environment to build software. The day you join New Relic, you are outfitted with Apple from head to toe (we’re hiring by the way!)
In subsequent posts, we’ll break these down in more detail, focusing on the tools that have specifically allowed us to scale to serve 16,000 active accounts with over 38 Billion metrics being reported to us each day!
|In our front-end app stack
Ruby Enterprise Edition
Ruby on Rails 2.3 and 3.1
SCSS and HAML
Front office tools (sales & marketing)
Some of our Management Tools
When we’re building the .NET agent…
|In the Ruby world, we rely on the following open source libraries (among others)
liquid (from Shopify)
active merchant (from Shopify)
Other parts of the puzzle
IBM Rational Purify
Intel SSD drives
Please feel free to ask questions below and we’ll do our best to answer them!
For some additional context on our archetecture, I am linking to an (now old!) article written in highscalability.com that talks a bit about our architecture. Humorously we’ve doubled in size since that post.
A big thanks goes out to all of these vendors and tool makers. Without you, we wouldn’t be nearly as successful. More important, you make tools that make our workdays a little bit easier. (If we forgot some, we’ll update this from time to time!)