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Monitoring for Ruby and Elixir. By developers, for developers.
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What is AppSignal?

AppSignal gives you and your team alerts and detailed metrics about your Ruby or Elixir application. Sensible pricing, no aggressive sales & support by developers.
AppSignal is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses AppSignal?

Companies
31 companies reportedly use AppSignal in their tech stacks, including Publitas, Tolq, and inkl.

Developers
27 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AppSignal.

AppSignal Integrations

GitHub, Slack, Trello, Jira, and GitLab are some of the popular tools that integrate with AppSignal. Here's a list of all 20 tools that integrate with AppSignal.

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AppSignal Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AppSignal in their tech stack.

Sebastian G臋bski
Sebastian G臋bski
CTO at Shedul/Fresha | 7 upvotes 43.2K views
atFresha EngineeringFresha Engineering
Elixir
Elixir
Phoenix Framework
Phoenix Framework
Erlang
Erlang
Credo
Credo
Hex
Hex
AppSignal
AppSignal

Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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Sebastian G臋bski
Sebastian G臋bski
CTO at Shedul/Fresha | 4 upvotes 253.8K views
atFresha EngineeringFresha Engineering
CircleCI
CircleCI
Jenkins
Jenkins
Git
Git
GitHub
GitHub
New Relic
New Relic
AppSignal
AppSignal
Sentry
Sentry
Logentries
Logentries

Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).

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Vinay Hegde
Vinay Hegde
DevOps Engineer at Bizongo | 1 upvotes 1.7K views
atBizongoBizongo
AppSignal
AppSignal

We use AppSignal because it provided us an easy setup, detailed monitoring at an affordable cost with excellent technical support from their team.

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AppSignal's Features

  • Track errors
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Compare deploys. Monitor background jobs.
  • Lots of integrations.
  • Compare servers.
  • Alerts for you and your team.
  • API with access to your data and errors.
  • Beautiful clean interface.
  • Sensible pricing (pay for requests).
  • Unlimited users, apps, environments, hosts.
  • No aggressive sales team.
  • Stroopwafels.
  • Extensive documentation.
  • Dedicated, private slack support.

AppSignal Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AppSignal?
New Relic
New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
Scout
Scout is application monitoring that points developers right to the source of problems: N+1 database queries, memory bloat, performance trends, and more. Scout eliminates much of the investigation part when performance woes occur.
Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
ruxit
Ruxit is a all-in-one performance monitoring solution for cloud natives. In under five minutes customizable dashboard views show you your application's performance data.
Librato
Librato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack. We provide everything you need to visualize, analyze, and actively alert on the metrics that matter to you.
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AppSignal's Followers
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