There was recently a Nerd Hour Live Q&A session for all things Ruby. During this webinar we discussed the Roadmap for the Ruby agent, our plans for OpenTelemetry support, our experience open sourcing the agent, and some of the advanced features of the agent that many are not taking advantage of today. For those of you that were not able to attend the videos below will provide a thorough recap of the discussion. If you still have questions that were not covered please post them in the comments and one of our Ruby Team members will be glad to followup.
Questions that were covered:
- What latest news do customers need to know?
- What are some of the functionality features customers should be aware of?
- What was the journey to open-sourcing the Agent like for the Ruby Agent team?
- Since the Ruby agent has historically been source-available, what are the main benefits to the community of being truly open source?
- What is the current roadmap for the Ruby agent?
- How does expanding to open source impact observability at New Relic?
- What is Open Telemetry and why is this important to the Ruby community?
- How can you submit a pull request to the Ruby agent, and what do agent engineers look for when reviewing them?
- What was it like switching from Travis CI to Github Actions?
Summary: Officially Open Source!
Summary: This was not just a “code dump” but a process that fully embraced the true spirit of open source and what it means to “work in the open”.
Summary: More Power! More Dashboards! Transactions and tracing still there. Learn even more via Michael’s blog here.
Summary: Ability to address and fix bug issues in a more transparent environment.
Summary: Access the full New Relic Ruby Agent Roadmap
Summary: Hoping that auxiliary services and companies, like Microsoft, will continue their commitment to open telemetry.
Summary: The future of instrumentation is open. New Relic wants to standardized around that.
Summary: First, its good to check Github to see if there is a discussion already around your issue. If not, then create a new discussion.
Summary: Leveraging the multiverse we already had to drive tests in GHA.
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