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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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Basic Performance Comparison Between Koa and Express

There’s been a lot of chatter lately in the JavaScript community about the latest, greatest ES6 features shipping in recent browsers and the V8 versions in node.js 0.12 and io.js 1.2.0. One such hot topic is generators, a special function that produces an iterator. Several modules on npm, such as co, have taken to hacking […]

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GitHub Webhooks + Spark Core + Heroku = GitGong

GitHub Webhooks allow you to build or set up integrations which subscribe to certain events on GitHub.com. Spark.io: A $19 postage stamp-sized hackable Wi-Fi module for interacting with physical things. Heroku is a cloud application platform – a newfangled way of building and deploying web apps. Put them together with some scrap wood, servo, vintage clock […]

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Our Take on the APM Digest APM Predictions for 2015

We’re only six weeks into 2015, yet I’m looking for signs that the “APM Predictions for 2015” which APM Digest published at the end of December are becoming reality. Provided in three parts, the predictions came from various APM industry experts — analysts, consultants, users and vendors. Three themes emerged from the 45 predictions that […]

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First Steps With Microservices

When AppNeta acquired Tracelytics, we had a big vision: bring together the best application, end-user, and infrastructure performance data available from across our varied probes and products.  There were of course a lot of product challenges: what key metrics to borrow from each source, how to best present the data, and what personas to tailor […]

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