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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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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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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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JRuby: Performance Plus the Whole Java World on a Silver Platter

We’re happy to announce that we just recently released our first java platform gem with JRuby instrumentation for AppNeta Traceview. It’s been exciting and at times a bit challenging but we’re very happy to now offer full JRuby support for application performance monitoring. We found JRuby to be very interesting. You have this hard-core team […]

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Parallelizing FlowView: Performance Improvements

FlowView provides detailed insight into the applications on one’s network, but to achieve this, we need to store a lot of data. Behind the scenes, when we are trying to get top applications or top hosts and categories, FlowView has two available data sources: Google BigQuery and raw capture files. BigQuery is fast for many […]

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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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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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Building and Testing a Microservice in a Service-Oriented Architecture

Building a single app is hard enough. Building out multiple capabilities into that app is even harder. As part of our ongoing experience to build a full-stack monitoring tool, we recently refactored our logins out of the individual modules we’ve built and into a Microservice, built in Java. We would like to share our experience […]

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One Weird Trick Front End Web Developers Don’t Want You to Know…

A few weekends ago, my Developer girlfriend and I endeavored to create a simple transit app for our Pebble smartwatches.  The cool thing was we had MVP by Saturday evening, and we were both rocking bus times on our watchfaces by Monday morning.  Could we have continued to use the transit app on our phones? […]

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Test Case Atomicity for Production

Performing sanity and thorough regression tests against the frontend of a any web-based product is a resource-intensive exercise; thus AppNeta’s QA team has started to expand into automation using Selenium and Saucelabs. As any tester should know, test cases should be independent of other test cases. It should be atomic so that one failed test […]

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