Our friends at Pivotal Labs have a terrific new series of “Tech Talks” posted on their website here. These talks are with Rails luminaries, developers, and other important Rails folk including Evan Phoenix (of Rubinius fame), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (talking about Vertebra), Blaine Cook and Seth Fitzsimmons (talking about Fire Eagle) and our own Lewis Cirne discussing the workings of New Relic RPM.
These are really great talks and better than just a podcast as they are both audio and video so you can see what the speaker is discussing.
The Tech Talk about New Relic RPM takes you through most of the newest features of the product and gives a few real customer examples (thank you to our long time customer Urban Dictionary who allowed us to use their live performance data to demonstrate RPM) of performance optimization and tuning of a live Rails application. There is also an excellent question and answer session at end of the presentation.
The New Relic RPM Tech Talk was recorded at the Pivotal Labs office in San Francisco on July 23rd, 2008 but was only recently posted on their site.
You can check out the discussion on New Relic RPM and Rails Performance Optimization at the below links:
Have fun, and let us know what you think!