Ruby Conf Australia 2013

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Every application is different. Every application performs and scales in a different manner. What stays the same are the tools we use to monitor and diagnose our applications when they get sick or have a big night out. In this talk I'll cover how realestate.com.au monitors and troubleshoots the performance and scalability of our Ruby and non-Ruby apps. I'll look at the tools we use to infer when/where things go wrong and several cases where things have gone wrong and how we've dug our way out of the whole. Examples of areas covered include: Vertical scaling our way out of I/O pain Horizontal scaling our apps for throughput and availability Using HTTP and CDNs to avoid the reddit-effect Tools we use for establishing performance 'baselines'

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