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Security Best Practices for Node.js

By Diogo Souza on

Let's go through the most critical security risks for Node.js web applications.

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AppSignal Ruby Gem 2.11: Active Job and Friends

By Tom de Bruijn on

We just released Ruby gem 2.11 which includes a big overhaul of Active Job support, and many other improvements

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AppSignal Now Automatically Instruments Apollo for Node.js Applications

By Adam Yeats, Milica Maksimović on

We've just added first class support for Apollo in AppSignal for Node.js applications.

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Introduction to Ruby on Rails Patterns and Anti-patterns

By Nikola Đuza on

Dig into the basics of design patterns and anti-patterns.

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AppSignal Now Supports Redis for Node.js Out of the Box

By Adam Yeats, Milica Maksimović on

A new integration for AppSignal on Node.js: Redis.

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The State of Elixir HTTP Clients

By Alex Koutmos on

Take a deep dive into Elixir HTTP client libraries — Mint and Finch.

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Node.js Resiliency Concepts: The Circuit Breaker

By Andrei Gaspar on

Find out how you can design servers that don't just work, but are also resilient and adaptive to failures.

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Building State Machines in Elixir with Ecto

By Miguel Palhas on

Learn when you should use state machines and how to build one with Elixir's Ecto.

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Scaling Queue Workers Efficiently with AppSignal Metrics

By Josh Beckman on

Let's use some simple math and performance data to find our optimal worker count, based on the work waiting in the queue.

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How AppSignal Monitors Their Own Kafka Brokers

By Stefan Verkerk on

We dip our toes into collecting custom metrics for our Kafka brokers by using the standalone AppSignal agent.

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A Deep Dive Into V8

By Diogo Souza on

Learn the basics of V8's internal functioning, compilation and garbage collection processes, single-threaded nature, and more.

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New Feature: Add Custom Metrics For Node.js in AppSignal

By Stefan Verkerk on

Read how you can now monitor any metrics you'd like with Appsignal in your Node.js app.

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