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One of the most requested features was the ability to monitor background jobs. We are proud to announce we have now shipped this feature to all our customers. Update the AppSignal gem to the latest version to try it.
Errors in background jobs look exactly the same as errors in your controllers. There's a list of errors in the current and previous deploys, accompanied by a chart which shows the error rate.
You're notified when an error occurs for the first time in the current deploy. If you re-deploy and the error occurs again, you'll be notified again.
The "performance overview" tab has a list of performance issues for your background jobs, with graphs showing the mean and 90th percentile processing times.
You can also see the queue time. This is useful if you want to see if your queue is being processed smoothly. Lower is better, and if it's increasing, you might have some issues at hand.
The "jobs" tab offers an overview of all background jobs running in your app. Click a job for more details.
The detail page displays a list of errors and performance issues for this specific background job. The graphs alongside paint the complete picture for your debugging pleasure.
We're working on more exciting features and strive to continuously improve the overall AppSignal experience. Up next: notifications for performance issues. Stay tuned!