Browsing posts written by: James Meickle

Drupal 8: A View Into Performance
August 29, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Drupal 8: A View Into Performance This is part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8. Check out part 3, on performance in Twig templating, here. Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though,
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Drupal 8: Building Twig Performance
August 15, 2013 by

Networking Technology

There’s been a lot of excitement over Drupal 8’s switch to Twig, a modern templating engine written in object oriented PHP code, but the process of making the switch happen has been an adventure on its own. The plan to adopt Twig required abandoning PHPTemplate completely, which is a mammoth undertaking requiring converting every Drupal
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Hubot, AppNeta. AppNeta, Hubot.
August 5, 2013 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Time was that everyone used subversion, and connectivity problems were the #2 programmer excuse for legitimately slacking off. One of the strengths of git is the ability to switch branches and continue working even if you can’t fetch or push, eliminating the “how do I svn commit on a plane” problem. But what if I
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Drupal 8: Performance Management for Configuration Management
August 1, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

This is part 2 in a 5-part series on Drupal 8 performance. Just getting started? Check out Part 1 Drupal sites are all about content, but the site itself is more than just the code and the data it stores. The difference between production and staging isn’t just which database to point it: it’s the
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TraceView’s Oboe Symfony No. 2
July 11, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

In my last post, I looked at how Drupal 8′s move to Symfony would change, well, everything. Edge side includes, new events like terminate, and more pave the way for some really excellent improvements in Drupal, both for performance and maintainability. This time, let’s look at what it takes to measure the internals of Symfony. On the
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TraceView’s Oboe Symfony No. 1
June 11, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Here at AppNeta we’re still recovering from an immensely productive DrupalCon Portland 2013. Our partnership with Acquia and our continuing support for the contrib TraceView Drupal module made sponsoring the event a natural decision. We’re glad we made the long flight out West, as there was a lot of interest in TraceView. In fact, on the plane ride back to Boston I
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AppNeta at Drupalcon Portland 2013
April 24, 2013 by

Company News

We’re excited to be heading to DrupalCon Portland 2013 as Bronze sponsors just one short month from now! Many of our existing users and partners will be headed to DrupalCon, but we also want to forge new relationships with Drupal developers, hosting providers, and consultants. We encourage you to drop by the AppNeta booth in the Exhibit Hall on
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Tracing Black Boxes I: JMX Insight Into JVM Performance
March 11, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

As an APM sales engineer at AppNeta, I’m constantly exposed to new technologies, and over the past few months I’ve gained a lot of insight into some fairly obscure parts of the Java web ecosystem. Where else would I have the opportunity to learn about Cocoon, Felix, or Railo? I’m primarily a Python developer, though – even some well-known features of Java
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Latest Addition to the APM Team
January 24, 2013 by

Company News

Welcome to TraceView Howdy, folks! I’m James, the newest TraceView engineer at AppNeta. I was a Drupal web developer until few months ago, most recently on a very large Drupal Commons Pressflow 6project utilizing memcached, Varnish, and Akamai. It’s been three weeks since I started as the second sales engineer here within our Application Performance Management (APM) division, and you can definitely draw a conclusion about
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