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May 19, 2022   |  By Ayooluwa Isaiah
What if you could write sloppy code and have Ruby fix it for you automatically? With RuboCop, you can! Of course, linters and auto-formatters have other benefits, even if your code is pristine. Join Ayooluwa Isaiah for a tour of RuboCop.
May 16, 2022   |  By Abiodun Olowode
If you define the same method on a class, a subclass, and a mixin, which one gets called first? Join Abiodun Olowode in an exploration of Ruby's object model!
May 12, 2022   |  By Ashley Allen
You are authorized to access this article! Learn how to secure your Laravel application with simple roles and permissions.
May 9, 2022   |  By Jeffrey Morhous
Have you ever wanted to accept payments in Rails? With Stripe Checkout, it's never been easier. Jeffrey Morhous shows us how.
May 5, 2022   |  By Jonathan Miles
You've probably used `Rails.cache` to read, write, and fetch cached data in Rails—but did you know you can also work with counters? In this series, Jonathan Miles introduces us to some of the lesser-known tools hidden in your Rails codebase.
May 2, 2022   |  By Godwin Ekuma
Race conditions are hard to debug—especially when you don't know it's a race condition! This article looks at some common race conditions and the best solutions for handling each one.
Mar 21, 2022   |  By Renata Marques
There are many excellent authorization libraries for Rails, but did you know it's not that hard to build this functionality yourself? In this article, Renata Marques shows us how to use the Policy Object Pattern to implement access control in our Rails apps.
Mar 14, 2022   |  By Darius D
Job queues and workers are an essential part of any web application - allowing slower work to be done in the background without compromising end-user experience. In this post, Darius introduces us to Laravel's job processing capabilities.
Feb 28, 2022   |  By Geshan Manandhar
Whether you're deploying to production, running tests on CI, or creating a standardized dev environment, containers are handy. In this article, Geshan shows us how to containerize an existing Laravel app with docker.
Feb 21, 2022   |  By Abiodun Olowode
Modern web UIs are complex. Traditional layout/template/partial techniques are not always the best fit. ViewComponent seeks to provide a better way. It's a framework for creating reusable, testable & encapsulated view components that integrate seamlessly with Rails. In this article, Abiodun Olowode shows us how to use ViewComponent to make our Rails views more manageable.
Oct 29, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
This week Ben interviews Garrett Dimon to talk about some of his exciting new projects. They also cover alternatives to the SaaS business model, such as self-hosted licensing options, to make vacations more relaxing for founders if something goes wrong.
Oct 22, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
This week The Founders take a trip down freelancer memory lane and talk about the hot apps they built and which of them are still alive. They also cover NFTs, pivoting to private equity, and candy bar servers. Also, is "spider season" an official season in the Pacific Northwest?!?!? Click to listen now on the interwebs.
Oct 15, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
This week the Founders recap the initial Hook Relay launch and cover things they learned along the way. Also discussed is if developers will struggle to find purpose if products like Hook Relay make their lives too easy. Lastly, do you remember the days of converting PSDs to HTML? Tune in and prepare for launch!
Oct 8, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
There's no episode of FounderQuest this week. However, if you want to hear WHY there's no episode, Ben takes some time out of fighting fires to explain in 34 seconds.
Oct 1, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
It's a special edition episode this week as Ben chats with Felix Livni of Schedulista to talk startups. There are plenty of hot takes to go around such as ignoring good advice when starting a business, how boostrappers should do the exact opposite things that a venture funded company does, and why you may consider direct mail for a SaaS business. Grab your pitchforks and tune in!
Sep 24, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
This week The Founders talk about integrations and the fact they're spending more and more time updating Honeybadger because of partners' app changes. They also conduct an autopsy on the outbound sales initiative, discuss creating a fictional employee for customers to focus their ire, and decide whether to tweak Hook Relay's site or just ship it!
Sep 10, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
This week on FounderQuest, the hosts go over some features of Hook Relay, share some research on broadcast email solutions, and discuss operational security tips for compliance (get a guard dog). Plus, Goatse is remembered as the original Rick Roll (NSW - Do NOT Google it).
Sep 3, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
On this week's episode Ben talks about rolling over Honeybadger's main Redis cluster and timing his MacBook upgrade. Josh provides updates on upgrading the Java package with Docker and his secret method to bootstrapping a new machine. Plus Starr runs the revenue numbers and shares why she is buying a printing press!
Aug 27, 2021   |  By Honeybadger
We're back! The Founders recap their respective Hot Vax Summers. They also provide some updates on automating the SOC 2 process, their outbound sales efforts, and the blog. Also, what if you could trade-up your small business to a larger one, similar to trading up from a starter home? Listen hungry, there's lots of food for thought!

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Monitoring — like web development — is complex. Every day we hear about new tools and techniques, but they're usually for big organizations. Ones with dedicated devops teams and so much traffic they care more about “error rates” than individual user experiences. When you're on a smaller team, this doesn't work so well. You know instrumentation doesn’t pay the bills. Customers do. When they encounter a problem you need clear actionable intelligence, not walls of charts and reams of logs.

What if there were a monitoring tool for developers like us? A single tool that could answer at a glance:

  • Are any front-end or back-end systems raising errors?
  • Is the site unreachable or unusually slow?
  • Are scheduled tasks completing as expected?
  • Which customers have been affected by errors today?
That’s Honeybadger. We’re the application health monitoring tool built for you, not Google.

Honeybadger is used by tens of thousands of pragmatic developers in companies of all sizes who want to focus on shipping great, error-free products instead of wasting time building and maintaining a bespoke monitoring stack.