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Migrate to our new Slack App!

By Tom de Bruijn on

There's a new Slack app in town. Make sure to migrate to our new Slack app before the 1st of October!

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TL;DR: Our new logo

By Wes Oudshoorn on

Today, we're launching a new logo for AppSignal. We could make a big thing out of this, but that's not us. So here it is. Our brand new, beautiful, shiny logo.

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Flags, Seeds and Idempotency: Database Tooling with Elixir

By Miguel Palhas on

In this post, we stir into our cauldron of magic potions and idempotence, and brew some neat Elixir database tooling

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The Inherited Hook Method in Ruby - and More Parenting Lessons

By Mehdi Farsi on

Today, we will explore the inherited hook method and dive into preventing inheritance

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Type Checking in Ruby — Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self

By Michael Kohl on

A splash into Duck Typing, gradual typing and enjoying Sorbet on a typical summer day

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New Sample Page Graphs and Navigation

By Tom de Bruijn on

Remember that error that you didn't have time for? Well, we remember it as well. And now, we've made sure that you can easily access it with our new sample navigator.

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Cleaning Up Ruby Strings 13 Times Faster

By Maud de Vries on

In this post we dive into when generic methods are worth replacing with specific alternatives. Illustrated by cleaning up strings.

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Multiplayer Go with Elixir's Registry, PubSub and dynamic supervisors

By Jeff Kreeftmeijer on

In part 3 of building the Go Game in Elixir, we'll allow the creation of new games as well as inviting others to join in. Along the way, we touch on Elixir's Registry, PubSub and dynamic supervisors.

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Digging Deeper into Ruby Templating: The Parser

By Benedikt Deicke on

With the lexer in place, let’s move on to the next step: The parser.

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JavaScript Iterators and Iterables

By Adam Yeats on

In our first in-depth post on JavaScript, we take a look at Iterators and Iterables

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Metaprogramming: From C Preprocessing to Elixir Macros

By Miguel Palhas on

Metaprogramming has come a long way since its early days. In this edition of Elixir Alcamy, we'll see how it evolved.

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Last week's Product Improvements (July 15th, 2019)

By Jeroen van Baarsen on

Documentation search, Elixir parameter whitelisting, and more! A list of updates we rolled out the last one and a half week.

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