Algorithmia's a convenience service we can reach for when we need a pure function to process some data. Can be used to easily run some ML on a block of text, perhaps to pull out keywords. One simple use case is to determine the "background color" of a post's cover image before it loads. It's nice to have it be based on the palette of the incoming image. I looked for a Ruby gem to do this, couldn't find one that worked well, so plugged in an Algorithmia function and it worked like a charm.

We know the founders of Timber and like it in concept. It's pretty new but I think it makes logging just a bit more powerful.

Big fan of Skylight so far. And @vaidehijoshi works on it so it must be good. 😊


Thanks for the reply, very interesting!

I will check them out in the following days!


Glad to hear we're being of service @ben ! We pride ourselves in being an easy drop-in way to add language- and framework-agnostic machine learning to any app, and love to hear about uses like this :-)

BTW we just published a new post about SyntaxNet -- way more advanced than just keyword extraction, thought you might find it useful:

Keep rockin' it!


@rhymes You should definitely check out Skylight if you're looking for accessible performance monitoring tools on a Rails app. We also have a free 30-day trial, so you can always try it out and see how it works for you. And we're always around to help you in case you have any issues getting set up!

@ben 💞

Thank you! I'll definitely check it out in the following days.

We've been using NewRelic but sometimes I feel like I don't have the finger on the pulse, so to speak.

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