"By using New Relic, we're able to release new features faster and spend less time resolving issues," said Eric. "It's helping us make better business decisions, not just in monitoring and capacity planning, but in identifying traffic patterns that are forming when deploying new features to our members."
You can learn more about Tango and how it's keeping users connected and engaged in the video below.
…and Tableau's marketing website is built on . As Eric explored to learn more about their website visitor behavior and their Drupal app performance, he discovered they needed more details - so he created a Drupal module for . Insights
This module currently does two primary things, though it is under active development, and Eric welcomes contributions from the community, so by the time you read this it might do more!
First, it decorates …
…a need for an experienced developer. Predictably, the first reply came from an IT recruiter: " Eric, would you consider moving toor are you looking to remain in J-ville?"
That recruiter — Mark Cunningham, owner of The Bidding Network in Austin — says zero percent of his clients (primarily startups) are open to hiring remote workers. "If we've got some crackerjack developer who just has something amazing but he lives [20 miles away] …
Here's the configuration that was documented by Eric Saxby from , which worked for me as well: config.use_transactional_fixtures = true
config.before(:each, js: true) do self.use_transactional_fixtures = false ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection DatabaseCleaner.strategy = :truncation DatabaseCleaner.start end
config.after(:each, js: true) do DatabaseCleaner.clean ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection self.use_transactional_fixtures = true end
…It's a truly fascinating operating system, which still challenges me after all this time." Eric explained.
His passion for Chef , which struck a chord because, Eric, who had by then taken over system administration at , was …growing with each new discovery, Eric began attending LinuxFest, sharing tips, tricks, and surprising finds with the many Linux enthusiasts attending the event each year. In 2009, he heard a presentation about
…Eric at 59:00 on the importance of measuring team members on impact rather than effort. Eric: "It's a fundamental waste of human energy and talent to have people working on things that nobody wants and that have no impact. That's actually morally wrong to have a system that does that. Couldn't we expand our horizons and see that there's actually another way? I find that very motivating."
This Thursday's webcast will get to the heart of how product …
I got the call at 12:30am on Thursday morning from our beloved office assitant Eric, who had the misfortune of being trapped on the upper roof deck when the fire started from an electrical outlet in our lounge. With impeccable reflexes, Eric managed to escape our flame-engulfed office (this isn't an embellishment), break into the neighbouring apartment, and evacuate those tenants from their building before calling 911. This is classic Mr. Taylor, and we're so glad he's safe …
The only reasonable solution I could come up with, and it's mostly thanks to talking to Eric from Papertrail, is if you need to measure something but it require the existence of an activity, you have to make sure this activity is generated on a regular basis.
In hindsight, it's so obvious, though it brings up a question: if the thing that generates the activity fails, does that mean the system isn't working? Is this worth an alert, is this worth waking someone up for? Certainly …
This article is a guest post from Eric Tarn. Eric is a co-founder of Onepager, a simple website builder which helps individuals and small businesses get beautiful sites up quickly and easily.
When you're part of a startup, you're usually working with a smaller team and budget to reach big goals. While it's tempting to try to do it all by yourself (after all, isn't that the go-getter startup way?) there may come a time when it's most beneficial to work with …