How can you really measure if your application is a success or a bust? We all know that page hits and heat maps are only good in the eyes of marketeers, or some usability PHD... How do you accurately assess that the "must have" features in your application are actually being used and how are your customers actually using them? More importantly, how can you accurately assess you are iterating down the right path for your product and company success, and not simply digging further in a rat hole?
The MOle, so named because it acts as the investigators agent, is a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. The author describes how the plugin came about and gives InfoQ readers a detailed introduction to his innovative plugin.
Read InfoQ's exclusive introduction to The MOle