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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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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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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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Customer Loyalty: The result of customers’ APM success

In a recent article in TechRepublic entitled, “Customer loyalty: why application performance management is a CIO concern,” the author, Brian Taylor provides the highlights of an interview with James Harvey, the general manager of application performance management at CA Technologies. The focus of the interview is Harvey’s assessment that APM is a strategic and central […]

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Why Javascript on the Server Matters

It’s almost passé to write about the advantages of node.js, especially if you’re touting the benefits of event loops for web services the performance differences between V8 and other interpreters like Ruby. Node can handle tons of connections without breaking a sweat. Event loops are great for shuttling data between a DB and a frontend. […]

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