New Relic presents: Python Performance Tutorial!

Not going to PyCon but want a piece of the action? Have you dabbled with Django, or are you interested in learning more? New Relic, our gracious hosts and pioneers of app-performance software, have offered to do a 'dry-run' of the tutorial they will be offering at this year's PyCon with PyLadies! The tutorial is geared towards beginner-intermediate developers, however all are welcome.

Details, courtesy of Belinda:

"The objective of the tutorial is to teach you how to identify common performance issues by using New Relic on a Django application.

The tutorial will walk you through the  steps of

  1. git cloning a demo app repo
  2. setting up virtualenv
  3. setting up the demo app
  4. installing New Relic's Python agent
  5. using New Relic to identify app performance issues using: 
    1. real-user monitoring
    2. web transaction traces
    3. slow SQL reporting
    4. SQL Explain Plans
    5. error reporting
    6. thread profiling

Our goal is to go through a run of the tutorial and get feedback from you, as well as identify any areas of friction with your learning experience."

This should be a fun and informative experience for all of us, and we hope to see you there!

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  • Marion N.

    Fascinating & helpful! I woke up at 3am with IDEAS, I'll see if I can remember any of it...

    I would pitch the kata as primarially something to take away and work on later. Expand the README.md to be a bit more hand-holdy. Deal with the postgres problem by instructing people to modify the django app to connect to whatever local database they typically use - with a warning that if it's sqlite they may not see major changes.

    For me, getting things going with mysql (which I normally use) would have been a lot easier and less distracting than going down the postgres path. When I get a free moment, I'm planning to do just that.

    March 8, 2013

  • Selena D.

    Sorry! Need to do my own PyCon prep.

    March 1, 2013

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