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Full Stack Load Testing in Boston

We had a great turn-out last night at the Boston Web Performance Meetup, where we talked about full stack load testing. Performance testing is funny, because unlike a lot of correctness testing, it frequently relies on having a full replica of production, with production level data, servers, and more. The inspiration for this talk was […]

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Slow Your Role: ChatOps Access Control

ChatOps is a growing trend in the DevOps world, where one can monitor and control infrastructure and operations from the convenience of a chat room. From building Jenkins jobs to executing Fabric tasks, the possibilities are endless thanks to Hubot and it’s constantly growing script ecosystem. One of the controversial tenets of ChatOps is the […]

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S3 PUT Slowdown and Internal Timeouts

Last night, the TraceView processing timeline experienced a minor disruption, resulting in slightly slower processing times for some customers. By and large, this issue wasn’t noticeable in any of the dashboards, and no data was lost. The incident did, however, give us an interesting look into how Amazon handles S3 load issues from a performance […]

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Announcing the node.js Beta. Free Monitoring!

Looking to get insight into the performance and scalability of node.js-based applications? TraceView is introducing node.js support with an early access beta program, and you’re invited to sign up! The beta is invitation-based, so you’ll need to fill out our beta questionnaire to get involved. When selected, we’ll give you free monitoring in exchange for […]

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Real-Time Operational Insight into AppNeta using ElasticSearch

AppNeta’s customers deploy thousands of appliances at customer locations across the globe. These appliances continuously collect data about target applications and networks, then store and analyze it from a cloud-based management system. Management of these appliances is not an easy task. They are often installed in remote locations where local IT staff is not readily […]

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How to Assess the Impact of Salesforce Downtime

When a Salesforce downtime occurs, it gets a lot of notice. You see it picked up on Twitter and in the press. With 93,000 customers around the globe, Salesforce is the poster child for SaaS services. Whenever there’s an issue, people start to question it and cloud services in general. If you look at the […]

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Faking the Funk: Mocking External Services in Python Tests

In this day and age, it’s difficult to build an application that does not rely on some type of external service. Whether the service is handling user identity, analyzing interesting data, or hurling RESTful insults, you have to accept the fact that you now have a dependency on something you do not control. One place […]

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What Performance Problems Will Salesforce Users See?

A recent analyst firm research paper commented that organizations that have the capability for measuring the quality of the end user experience are twice as likely as other companies to improve their brand reputation and 75% more likely to improve employee productivity. This comment validates that you need to measure the end-user experience, but it […]

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Inbox Revealed – How We Make Product a Company Effort

My previous post described our product pipeline at a high level. In this post i’ll focus on the first stage of the pipeline – the Inbox – and how we use Asana to initiate company-wide conversations about improvements to our products. As stated previously, the Inbox is where features / enhancements / ideas for the product are […]

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Cloud Performance – Why Long Distance Relationships Don’t Work

As companies turn to SaaSas a low cost, highly scalable, and agile way to host new applications, a number of cloud performance management and monitoring solutions are appearing. Salesforce led the CRMs in moving off of dedicated hardware, and other types of applications like email, project planning, and even EHR have followed suit. Moving away […]

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