When building a Ruby application, you often have to deal with throttling. Throttling is a way to limit the number of requests that a user can make to your application. This is a common problem when building applications that are used by a lot of users. For example, let's say you're building a Ruby application that allows users to upload files. You may want to limit the number of files a user can upload to 10 per minute. Again, this is a common problem and a great way to prevent users from abusing your service.
It is important to monitor when a throttle is being hit in your Ruby application. It can signify a problem with your implementation or that a user may be trying to take advantage and abuse your service. Therefore, it's vital to set up a system to properly monitor when the throttle is being hit and let you and your team know when something is wrong.
LogSnag is an excellent tool for this problem as it trivializes tracking events in your Ruby application and monitoring when the throttle is being hit. For example, you can use LogSnag to track an event when a user uploads a file. You can then set up a rule to notify you when a user has uploaded ten files. This way, you will know when a user has reached their limit, allowing you to take further action if needed.
Setting up LogSnag
- Sign up for a free LogSnag account.
- Create your first project from the dashboard.
- Head to settings and copy your API token.
Ruby code snippets
Copy and paste the following code into your Ruby project.
You are required to replace the
YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token and update the project and channel names.
Using Ruby with Net::HTTP
Ruby integration details
When designing LogSnag, we aimed to create the most simple yet flexible event tracking tool possible. We wanted to make it easy for developers to integrate with their Ruby applications and to start tracking events in no time.
Today, LogSnag is what we believe to be the next generation of event tracking. It works excellent with Ruby and provides powerful features such as real-time event tracking, cross-platform push notifications, event filtering, user and product journeys, charts and analytics, and much more.
LogSnag provides a free plan to get you started with event tracking, and we can't wait to see how you use it. So please give it a try, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback!
Other use-cases for LogSnag
- Monitor your CI/CD build status for your Ruby application
- Monitor your CPU usage in your Ruby application
- Monitor when database goes down in your Ruby application
- Monitor high disk usage in your Ruby application
- Monitor when a user changes their email address in your Ruby application
- Monitor failed logins in your Ruby application
- Monitor failed payments for your Ruby application
- Monitor memory usage in your Ruby application
- Monitor MySQL downtime in your Ruby application
- Monitor when a new feature is used in your Ruby application
- Monitor your Postgres downtime in your Ruby application
- Monitor Redis downtime in your Ruby application
- Monitor suspicious activity in your Ruby application
- Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your Ruby service
- Get a notification when your Ruby code is done executing
- Send push notifications to your phone or desktop using Ruby
- Track canceled subscriptions in your Ruby application
- Track your Ruby cron jobs
- Track when a file is uploaded to your Ruby application
- Track when a form is submitted to your Ruby application
- Track payment events via Ruby
- Track user sign in events in Ruby
- Track user signup events via Ruby
- Track waitlist signup events via Ruby