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OpenVis Conf 2015

At AppNeta, we collect huge amounts of data every day about the performance of our customer’s applications. We put a lot of thought into how best to present it so that our users can easily make sense of this data and quickly resolve any issues with their web apps. Our product and UX team recently […]

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PyCon 2015 Wrap Up

The AppNeta team has just returned from a fantastically fun, edifying, and exhausting weekend at PyCon 2015. PyCon was held in Montreal this year, giving team members the opportunity to brush up on their French, binge on poutine, and absorb the many fabulous talks given by this year’s speakers (including our very own development manager, […]

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Performance Analysis as Performance Art: my experience speaking at PyCon 2015

Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of addressing my largest audience ever on a topic very dear to my heart. With each talk I attended, my anxiety increased: it was once again a fantastic conference filled with tons of exceptional talks. I fretted with my slides almost daily, making very few substantive changes but staring […]

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APM Deployments Shouldn’t Fail

The topic of why APM deployments fail comes up often. APM Digest did an article in 2012 providing 15 reasons offered by industry experts, and Jonah Kowall over at AppDynamics recently revisited the topic. Something’s in the water, apparently. From our point of view as an APM vendor, APM deployments don’t fail. APM is just […]

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Configuring fault-tolerant path alerts

For many years, AppNeta has provided best-of-breed performance management for apps you build and apps you buy.  Central to this service is the ability to create timely alerts when latency and network connectivity exceed your established thresholds. At present, alerts are dispatched by email which – in certain configurations – can create a circular dependency: […]

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Don’t Just Log: A Case for Why You Need APM

Companies have written extensively on the debate between using Application Performance Monitoring or using Logging to analyze web applications. Logging is a catch-all tool that’s both convenient and necessary for running web applications in production. Have an app? I bet it makes logs; drop in your favorite solution here! But if you’re concerned with end-user […]

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Choosing your own Adventure with PHP

PHP Today Let’s get the stats out of the way. For websites and web applications, PHP (as of writing) is used two to four times more than the next most popular language. It is ubiquitous on the modern web. While Facebook is often quoted as the site that proves the worthiness of PHP, there are millions of […]

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The Market is Migrating to Google Apps

In my last blog, I talked about what to consider as you migrate to Office 365. As we all know, Microsoft Office has always dominated the business and consumer application marketplace with little to no competition. However, in recent years, the use of Google Apps has been growing to the point where it’s capturing a […]

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TraceView UI Updates

AppNeta’s products are designed to save you time, which means that they should be easy to use. Consequently, we’ve been doing a lot of user testing recently: sitting down with both new and old customers to watch and listen. We learned a lot, and today we’re rolling out the first wave of updates to the […]

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Office 365: What to Consider As You Migrate

Many businesses these days are migrating to Office 365. It is important that when implementing a migration, they make sure the user experience is optimized both during the migration and afterwards. Gartner recently released a study indicating that, by 2017, 33% of all users will be on cloud-based business office systems such as Office 365. […]

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