Ben has been developing web apps and building startups since '99, and fell in love with Ruby and Rails in 2005. Before co-founding Honeybadger, he launched a couple of his own startups: Catch the Best, to help companies manage the hiring process, and RailsKits, to help Rails developers get a jump start on their projects. Ben's role at Honeybadger ranges from bare-metal to front-end... he keeps the server lights blinking happily, builds a lot of the back-end Rails code, and dips his toes into the front-end code from time to time. When he's not working, Ben likes to hang out with his wife and kids, ride his road bike, and of course hack on open source projects. :)
Do you love building web apps, and thrive in a dynamic remote environment? If so, you could be the next Honeybadger.
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Do you love to learn about programming languages, and thrive in a dynamic remote environment? If so, you could be the next Honeybadger.
Introducing the pgpartitionmanager gem: It helps you easily maintain PostgreSQL partitioned tables that need to be created and dropped over time as you add and expire time-based data in your application.
Configuring your Rails app via environment variables works well, but sometimes you want to be able to update your configuration on the fly. Here's a way to update your app's environment using SSM Parameter Store.
Why would you want to do this? Well...
If you love Ruby and Lambda like we do, then re:Invent 2018 was like Christmas arriving early. Here's how you can get up to speed quickly with running Ruby code on Lambda.
When your autoscaling group terminates instances running Sidekiq, you should finish the Sidekiq jobs before the instance gets terminated. This is how we do that at Honeybadger.
Here's an easy way to run multiple Sidekiq processes via systemd.
We love Postgres at Honeybadger, but it does require some care and feeding. Here's what we've done to scale Postgres along with the growing needs of our business.
Are you deploying your apps to EC2 and wondering how to store your application secrets? Learn how to use KMS and IAM roles to store your secrets on S3 securely.
AptWatcher is a tiny Sinatra app that notifies your Slack channel about pending apt package updates.
We have a new version of our Read API that provides additional data and advanced search.
We just launched an integration with Intercom to track which users encountered errors.
Over the past few months we've been working on delivering an improved search experience for Honeybadger customers, and today we're happy to announce that it's finally ready. Our goal was to provide more advanced search options for the data you've...
Today we're announcing the launch of a fun feature: In-browser notifications. Once enabled on the Notifications tab of the Project Settings page, you'll get a popup notification in the corner of the browser window when one of the events occurs that...
Uptime and performance monitoring for ruby and rails applications
Honeybadger now includes server monitoring!
The more you understand the context of your errors, the faster you can fix them. That’s why we’ve added server monitoring to all accounts...