Continuous (Production) Integration: Ruby on Rails Application Monitoring with Cucumber

Jesse Newland (GitHub)
Location: Room 307 - 308 Level: Novice
Presentation: external link
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 20 ratings)

Production monitoring is an area often overlooked in the Rails
deployment world. Some of you are using Scout, NewRelic, Pingdom, or
the monitoring services of your hosting company to ensure that your
server has enough RAM and your application is fit and has a pulse. But
having 15% RAM free on your app servers and a sub-100ms response time
on your home page doesn’t mean you can process orders, accept new
signups, or deliver emails.

This talk will describe using tools and concepts familiar to Rails
developers – such as Cucumber, Continuous Integration, and a dash of
web services – to monitor key functionality of your production Rails
application often overlooked by traditional monitoring solutions:

  • new user signup
  • email deliverability
  • account export
  • search

Jesse Newland


Jesse Newland is the CTO at Rails Machine, where he hacks on Ruby tools to manage large Rails deployments. When he’s not attempting to automate himself out a job using Ruby, Puppet, and Moonshine, you’ll find him playing guitar, drums, or disc golf.

co-presented by Ruby Central, Inc. O'Reilly
  • Engine Yard
  • Heroku
  • 8th Light
  • Blue Box Group
  • InfoEther
  • JetBrains
  • New Relic
  • Open Hosting
  • Rhomobile
  • WyeWorks
  • Linux Pro Magazine
  • Chargify

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at RailsConf, contact Yvonne Romaine at

Download the RailsConf Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@

Program Ideas

Send us your suggestions for speakers, topics, and activities to

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

RailsConf Newsletter

To stay abreast of conference news please sign up for the RailsConf newsletter (login required)

Contact Us

View a complete list of RailsConf 2010 contacts.