Jun 15, 2013:  ~ 1 min read

New Relic

Today I installed their standard Heroku add-on and, after only half a day of usage, I'm blown away. Here's what you get for free:

  • App Response Time, Throughput & Breakdown by Component
  • Real-User Response Time, Throughput & Breakdown by Layer
  • Server Resource and Availability Monitoring
  • App Availability Monitoring, Alerting, and Notification (bye, bye Pingdom)
  • Error Detection, Alerting, & Analysis
  • Awesome graphs
  • Full list here.

The amount of information it can gather is impressive, and it can be installed on any platform, even mobile apps. I think it's worth checking it out.
Here is a pretty detailed review by net.tutsplus.

Oh, did I mention their support is awesome? I received replies in under an hour, four times in a row; for quite unimportant stuff too.

On a side note, I finally configured syntax highlighting; awesome.
Stole and adapted the pygmentation file from Mattt's NSHipster.

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