Alan Skorkin
Alan Skorkin is a developer from Melbourne, Australia. He works for Envato in the Tuts+ team (that's right, him and a bunch of other happy developer peeps built the site you're looking at). When he isn't writing code for work he can be found hacking on open source, learning new tech and sometimes blogging about all sorts of fun coding things on his blog skorks.com!
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    Using New Relic to Monitor Your Servers21303
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    Today we will look at how to use New Relic to monitor your infrastructure (i.e. your production server) and why you'd want to.Read More…
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    How to Use New Relic With PHP & WordPress20465
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    Today we will look at how to monitor a PHP application using New Relic. More specifically we will set up a basic WordPress installation and get some performance data about it, in the New Relic dashboards.Read More…
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    Using New Relic to Monitor Your Android App19838
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    In the last two years, New Relic has focused hard on building out a solution for monitoring the performance of mobile apps. In this tutorial, we will look at how you can start using New Relic to monitor the performance of an Android application.Read More…
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    How to Use New Relic Custom Dashboards & Why You'd Want To36729
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    Today we're going to look at New Relic custom dashboards. Specifically, I will show you three ways that I tend to use custom dashboards:Read More…
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    Writing Robust Web Applications - The Lost Art of Exception HandlingRails education retina preview2
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    As developers, we want the applications we build to be resilient when it comes to failure, but how do you achieve this goal? If you believe the hype, micro-services and a clever communication protocol are the answer to all your problems, or maybe automatic DNS failover. While that kind of stuff has its place and makes for an interesting conference presentation, the somewhat less glamorous truth is that making a robust application begins with your code. But, even well designed and well tested applications are often lacking a vital component of resilient code - exception handling.Read More…
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    Using New Relic Custom Metrics to Monitor All the Things36260
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    When you first get introduced to New Relic, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all the features. But like with most tools, as you slowly climb the learning curve and get familiar with the features provided out of the box, you begin to wonder how it all hangs together under the hood and if there is more you can do with what you have at hand.Read More…
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    5 Reasons Why New Relic Is a Developer's Best Friend34932
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    Once you start digging around New Relic you begin to realise just how many interesting features the service has to help monitor the performance and health of your application. It was truly difficult to pick just five things to talk about, so rather than focusing on the obvious features let's look at some of the less hyped functionality that New Relic provides and how we can use it in interesting and sometimes unorthodox ways. When we left you last time, we had a basic 'Hello World' Rails application (called New Relic_rails1, living in ~/project/tmp/New Relic). We will continue using this app, extend it and see if we can use it to demonstrate the features of New Relic that we'll be looking at.Read More…
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    Getting Started With New Relic in 30 Minutes34876
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    I remember working on a Rails app a few years ago and someone floated the idea of using this new service that had appeared on the scene. It was called New Relic and they were promising to give you more insight into the performance of your Rails app, than you ever could get before. We gave it a try and it was impressive, more importantly it was something the Ruby web development ecosystem truly needed.Read More…