Performance Management Tech

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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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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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Enabling More Workflows for Your SaaS App Monitoring

More and more companies are implementing SaaS applications for conducting their most critical business processes. With SaaS apps, the IT department may not be responsible for providing technical support, but they are responsible for ensuring a positive experience for the end-users in their organization. We developed our SaaS Application Monitoring (SAM) solution to provide technology […]

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APM in 2015: What we foresee

Application Performance Management (APM) has traditionally focused on monitoring the infrastructure and the internal components of applications a company builds and operates. In the past few years, APM has evolved its focus to take into consideration the end users and how applications are performing for them. However, we’re seeing that there are other types of […]

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Unwitting adventures on IPv6 (or: What you don’t know CAN hurt your network!)

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, one of the great wonders of the modern age is hotels that offer Wi-Fi. OK, I’ll grant you it’s not as wondrous as organ transplants or using a crane to lower a robot onto the surface of Mars. But when you get to your room and find that […]

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Expecting and getting both performance AND security

When implementing new applications in their organization, IT departments are typically more concerned with security than performance, however they will find that upper management and, especially, the end-users won’t share this concern and give performance higher priority. This situation is the basis of the article, “Security vs. performance,” written by John Leonard and published in […]

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