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Adopting Elixir by Jose Valim, Bruce Tate, Ben Marx

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Instrumenting Your System

Many different applications can show you what’s going on provided you feed it the right data. Although we can’t recommend which tool you should use, we can try to give you an overview of the data you can gather. In short, instead of discovering how to view the different performance views of your system, we’d like to focus on what to measure. We’ll show you what useful data you can coax out of the VM and how to use it to inform your decisions. Let’s get started.

Using Observer as a Guide

Because Elixir chose early on to build onto the Erlang ecosystem you can take advantage of many tools. One of those is Observer, a tool for understanding how your application is using resources like processes and memory. While you won’t ...

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