Performance Monitoring

We use NewRelic to monitor performance of production applications.

Debugging performance might be the best part of a developer's job. There's a clear, numeric problem. When we fix it, that number improves. We can say things like "We made this 175% better."

There's many established techniques for fixing performance problems. A number of them come "for free" with Rails + Heroku:

A number of them require developer thought:

  • Database indexing
  • Eager loading
  • HTTP caching

Page caching is the heaviest handed technique we have, but if we can cache an entire page and push it into a CDN, that will be the fastest option.

Talk to one of our product experts about building success into your process.