AppSignal

Performance and exception monitoring for Ruby applications
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September of 2012 my graduation year of my Bachelors of Software Engineering began. To graduate a final internship was required that would take six months. In that time I needed to focus on one big project. Luckily, I ended up at 80beans in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and could finally work on a proper level with Ruby and Rails after years of Java and C#.

Back then AppSignal was 80beans' new project, something only a couple people worked on at a time. After two weeks we had planned my part on project, but like with most projects we didn't entirely stick to the planning.

At first my entire project would be to build the user, invitation and permission system. Eventually I would contribute more to the application than that. The 'Ruby gem' clients need to install and a lot of JavaScript for the performance monitoring pages were among the things I helped build.

Launch!

On April 29th AppSignal launched for everyone after months in private beta.

By then my project was already finished, but in January 2013 I began working part-time at 80beans. For several months I contributed to AppSignal as more customers began using it and more features were needed.