Are you a web app developer who also happens to be a Trekkie? Well you may be able to win yourself and a friend a trip to the Star Trek Convention in San Francisco.
A company called New Relic, in conjunction with the blog Venture Beat, have launched an advertising campaign that gives web developers the opportunity to win 2 tickets to the official gathering of Trekkies from November 16-18.
All you have to do is install the New Relic performance-monitoring agent into your web app, using the promo code “VentureBeat15” when you sign up for the account, and do it before November 7th. Even if you don’t end up winning the tickets to the convention, you will at least get an awesome “nerd life” shirt (though I suppose red was a poor choice of color for Star Trek fans) and you’ll also get to try this performance monitoring agent.
I’m not a web app developer myself, so I can’t attest to the quality, nor truly understand the benefits of such a tool so I’ll let it speak for itself:
New Relic is a SaaS-based application performance management (APM) software tool that helps developers and DevOps teams manage their web app performance and mobile app performance. Through application monitoring and application mapping, it provides in-depth, real time visibility into the health and reliability of web applications.
The tool’s Ruby monitoring, PHP monitoring, Python monitoring, Java monitoring, and .NET monitoring agents offer multi-platform support and provide immediate value for polyglot development practices. Its Java Profiling feature helps find and fix Java issues quickly. Real User Monitoring (RUM) sees real user experiences from the end user’s perspective. And Server Monitoring shows server resource data in the context of real time app performance whether apps are deployed in the cloud, your data center, or in hybrid environments.
So if you think that sounds cool and you’re a Star Trek fan (or if you just happen to like their nerd t-shirt), then engage here. There seems to be a Lite version that is free and you get to try the full version for 14-days as well – after which you can choose whether it’s actually going to be useful to you or just extra stuff taking up space.