Granular Insight with TraceView Akka Actor Instrumentation

February 11, 2016 by

Akka actors help you build scalable, high throughput and concurrent applications. Since its introduction as a Scala implementation of the Actor Model in 2009, Akka has been the driving force behind some of the largest e-commerce applications like Walmart and the Gilt Groupe. For demanding environments, Akka makes an ideal choice thanks to several fundamental
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The Fast and the Slow of it: Super Bowl 50 Advertisers

February 10, 2016 by

For us at AppNeta, Super Bowl 50* carried few emotions. Sure, we wanted to see Peyton sacked a few more times in his career or watch an awkward spiral fly into blue and black gloves, but overall the collective heart rate of New England wasn’t anywhere near what it was last year (in case you
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Work-Life Balance Begins and Ends With Family First

February 9, 2016 by

It finally struck me after about the 50th time I had to duck out of a meeting to take a phone call related to my aging parents. Doctors had questions about family medical history. Caregivers were looking for me or a sibling to let us know that Mom just fell. Or my sister was calling
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See your apps in a new light

February 8, 2016 by

We’ve been busy overhauling the views that you use for keeping a pulse on the performance of the apps you monitor with AppNeta. There are two new views that I’m looking forward to sharing with you today! NEW! Drill into details on a single app with App Map Last year, we added an exciting new way
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Get in your Spaceship with PHP 7 and AppNeta

January 28, 2016 by

tl;dr – AppNeta is the first SaaS APM solution to support PHP 7 in production! As a web performance company it’s hard not to get excited when you read the hype around PHP 7. At the heart, PHP 7 is just faster. The fact that a large portion of the web, over 80% by some findings,
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Background Job Tracing for Ruby Applications

January 21, 2016 by

Background jobs help reduce your web app’s response time by separating time- and resource-consuming tasks from web requests. These background tasks (that might otherwise have slowed your users’ experience) are sent to a queue to be processed later. This results in happier end users, as they are able to access their dashboards or profile pages
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3 Final node.js design patterns that are misused

December 15, 2015 by

Today we finish off our series on the right way to code common node.js design patterns from node.js contributor and AppNeta engineer Stephen Belanger. You can also access the full posts for Part 1 and Part 2 or check out the direct links to the common patterns below. Thanks to Stephen for this series! Common
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Network context to pierce the cloud

December 9, 2015 by

When end-user experience suffers due to performance, the first line of defense begins triage with a seemingly simple question – is the issue with the code, the infrastructure or the network? To answer that simple question, we must navigate an ever-expanding graph of services and networks. A multi-tier application might look monolithic compared to microservice-based
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3 More common node.js design patterns that are misused

December 8, 2015 by

Part 2 of a 3 part series Today we continue with our new series on the right way to code common node.js design patterns from node.js contributor and AppNeta engineer Stephen Belanger. You can access Part 1 here. Common Patterns Last time I went over Callbacks, Event Emitters, and Streams. While these are all core patterns
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Tags, you’re it!

December 7, 2015 by

TraceView’s New Inline Tag Editor TraceView’s tags provide engineers with an important organizational tool for sophisticated infrastructures. A complex infrastructure might include many different independent services across production, staging, and development environments, each configured into a separate app. With that kind of complexity, it can be challenging to sift through all the apps to find
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