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Browsing posts filed under: Industry Insights

Are you ready for Node 6? We are!
April 25, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Node v6 is scheduled to land tomorrow and with it comes some great stuff. This release bumps the version of V8 up to 5.0, which expands ES6 coverage from 58% all the way up to 96%! We now have destructuring, default function parameters, rest parameters, Proxy, Reflect and RegExp y/u flags all baked in. There’s
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A Bug Story
March 8, 2016 by

Industry Insights

At AppNeta we make tools to help developers optimize application performance. So when one of our products gets janky we naturally take it personally. This is a story about how a particularly slippery bug put up a fight. The Bug: One (1) of our biggest customers reports site-breaking frontend jank in TraceView, all the time,
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The Wire: Instrumenting Custom RPC Interfaces
February 16, 2016 by

Industry Insights

One of TraceView’s key strengths is its ability to follow requests from tier to tier inside of an application, helping track down tricky bottlenecks and problematic interactions in a distributed system. Out of the box, TraceView supports a number of common RPC protocols/frameworks like HTTP, Thrift, and WCF. But what if you’re using something else
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Granular Insight with Akka Actor Instrumentation
February 11, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Akka actors help you build scalable, high throughput and concurrent applications. Since its introduction as a Scala implementation of the Actor Model in 2009, Akka has been the driving force behind some of the largest e-commerce applications like Walmart and the Gilt Groupe. For demanding environments, Akka makes an ideal choice thanks to several fundamental
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The Fast and the Slow of it: Super Bowl 50 Advertisers
February 10, 2016 by

Industry Insights

For us at AppNeta, Super Bowl 50* carried few emotions. Sure, we wanted to see Peyton sacked a few more times in his career or watch an awkward spiral fly into blue and black gloves, but overall the collective heart rate of New England wasn’t anywhere near what it was last year (in case you
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See your apps in a new light
February 8, 2016 by

Industry Insights

We’ve been busy overhauling the views that you use for keeping a pulse on the performance of the apps you monitor with AppNeta. There are two new views that I’m looking forward to sharing with you today! NEW! Drill into details on a single app with App Map Last year, we added an exciting new way
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Get in your Spaceship with PHP 7 and AppNeta
January 28, 2016 by

Company News, Industry Insights

tl;dr – AppNeta is the first SaaS APM solution to support PHP 7 in production! As a web performance company it’s hard not to get excited when you read the hype around PHP 7. At the heart, PHP 7 is just faster. The fact that a large portion of the web, over 80% by some findings,
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Ruby Background Jobs

Background Job Tracing for Ruby Applications
January 21, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Background jobs help reduce your web app’s response time by separating time- and resource-consuming tasks from web requests. These background tasks (that might otherwise have slowed your users’ experience) are sent to a queue to be processed later. This results in happier end users, as they are able to access their dashboards or profile pages
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3 Final node.js design patterns that are misused
December 15, 2015 by

Industry Insights

Today we finish off our series on the right way to code common node.js design patterns from node.js contributor and AppNeta engineer Stephen Belanger. You can also access the full posts for Part 1 and Part 2 or check out the direct links to the common patterns below. Thanks to Stephen for this series! Common
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3 More common node.js design patterns that are misused
December 8, 2015 by

Industry Insights

Part 2 of a 3 part series Today we continue with our new series on the right way to code common node.js design patterns from node.js contributor and AppNeta engineer Stephen Belanger. You can access Part 1 here. Common Patterns Last time I went over Callbacks, Event Emitters, and Streams. While these are all core patterns
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