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Discussion on: Announcing the New Relic Hack the Planet Contest!

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Jonan Scheffler

New Relic lets you see what's going on with your software, so you can see errors and logs and which parts are slow all in the same dashboard. It helps you find and fix errors and speed up the slow parts of your code.

You install a library in the app you want to start analyzing, so for Ruby you would do this:

bundle add newrelic_rpm
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There are lots of other things you can install to monitor different parts of your application, like the servers where it runs and the front-end javascript so you can see when people get errors in their browser.

Once you sign in they'll give you instructions on how to get started. It can be intimidating at first because it can do so much, but I recommend you start with Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and go from there.

New Relic University is a good place to learn: learn.newrelic.com/
The developer website is also really helpful: developer.newrelic.com/

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Jonan Scheffler

If you're looking for help getting New Relic to report data or something closer to support you'll probably find an answer on discuss.newrelic.com/.

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