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Business outcomes vs. performance, Heroku's struggle, and free Stanford CS courses

Hi folks,

Welcome back to Performance Matters. Thank you to everyone who has had a chance to check out our new Ruby APM! We hope you're enjoying using it as much as we enjoyed making it 🚀

Today, we're digging deep into the link between site speed and business outcomes, the performance of Ruby 3.0.0-preview1, and why Heroku's raw power is struggling to keep up.


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Strengthening the link between site speed and business outcomes

As performance advocates, we champion the idea that improving performance adds value, but improving site speed comes with a cost. We need to persuade other stakeholders to prioritize and invest in performance by showing its value.

Make the perfect pitch

How's the performance of Ruby 3.0.0–preview1?

How does the new preview's performance stack up on Rails? And how reliable are these numbers?

Let's find out

Heroku is being left in the dust when it comes to raw power

When thinking about server pricing, don't forget about single-thread performance. Slower ≠ cheaper.

See why


Microsoft’s cloud-based Azure App Services could have allowed server-side forgery requests and remote code-execution attacks

Researchers have disclosed two flaws in Microsoft’s Azure web hosting application service, App Services, which if exploited could enable an attacker to take over administrative servers.

Understand the flaws


150+ Stanford Computer Science courses available online

A compilation of over 150 Stanford on-campus computer science courses that are, to varying degrees, available online.

Start learning

Raygun's September launch notes

Raygun’s Launch Notes are your regular round-up of all the improvements we made to Raygun last month — from significant features to performance updates.

What's been happening

If you think Performance Matters is pretty great, why not sign up to receive it in your inbox every week? 🙌

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