Skylight and Rails 5

If you've been paying attention, you're probably aware that Rails 5.0.0-beta1 has been released. You may be wondering if Skylight works with it. The answer is yes! For the last year, as part of our massive test suite, we've been running tests against Rails edge. (We also run… »

The Log-Normal Reality

I took some time off in October to visit my friends and family in Hong Kong. When I returned from my vacation, I was very excited to see that we had shipped our new design for the endpoints page. If you haven't seen it yet, go ahead and see it… »

Fixing That Mysterious Slow Request in Your Rails App

Even if your Rails app is humming along just fine most of the time, your users probably still occasionally experience painfully slow requests seemingly at random. While unexplained slowdowns can happen for many reasons, the most common root cause is excessive object allocations. Here's the good news: there's something you… »

Announcing Grape Support

Ever since we launched Skylight for Rails and Sinatra apps, we've been getting requests for Grape support. Today we are pleased to announce that Grape is supported in the latest 0.8.0 version of the Skylight gem! If you haven't heard about Grape, it's best described in its own… »

4 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Rails App

Some of the best ways to make your Rails app faster are dead-simple and quite often missed. The tragic part is that many of these problems come up over and over again and can be fixed quickly and incrementally. And the benefits of each of these improvements can be significant.… »

A New Sense of Purpose for Rails

I'm on the way back from this year's RailsConf, still digesting all of the talks I saw and conversations I had. If I had one takeaway from this year, it's this: The way we develop web apps is changing. If Rails can embrace that, and make itself central to this… »