Rails

Ruby Agent Now Supports ActiveJob

ActiveJob is a highly anticipated feature of Ruby on Rails 4.2. It gives developers a single API to control a variety of frameworks for controlling the execution of background jobs for tasks like sending confirmation emails or scheduling regular cleanups. This is great for us, and for you, because it allows New Relic to instrument…

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Ezra Zygmuntowicz: In Memoriam

Last Wednesday, November 26th, Ezra Zygmuntowicz passed away after a long illness. A founder of the Rails hosting company Engine Yard and original developer of the popular Web framework Merb, Ezra was one of the very first people to see my @newrelic prototype and champion the New Relic cause. He was a true visionary and…

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The Making of the FutureStack Badge

One of the surprises we unveiled at FutureStack13 was the custom electronic badge we built for attendees.  A number of months ago, Chris Kelly and I sat down to brainstorm new ways to encourage conference interaction.  Our discussion eventually led to the conference badge.  Badges are universally boring at conferences even though they’re usually the…

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Security Banners (For If You Forgot to Apply the Latest CVE Patch)

RailsConf 2013 is right around the corner! And to celebrate, we’re publishing a series of blog post that highlight what’s new and exciting in the world of New Relic’s Ruby support. Don’t forget to check out the entire series so far: Cross Application Tracing, Thread Profiling, Living on the Edge with Rails 4 & Ruby 2, and Thread Safe…

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Thread Safe APIs and Sidekiq Support for Your Threading

RailsConf 2013 is right around the corner! And to celebrate, we’re publishing a series of blog post that highlight what’s new and exciting in the world of New Relic’s Ruby support. Don’t forget to check out the entire series so far: Living on the Edge with Rails 4 and Ruby 2, Cross Application Tracing and Thread Profiling. A…

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