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Online Retailers: Have You Monitored Your Site Lately?
November 24, 2014 by

Industry Insights

Now that the holiday shopping season has officially started, online retailers are seeing an increased volume of website visitors and transactions. And, since more people are turning to the Internet each year to purchase their goods and services, e-tailers can expect the biggest rush yet of online holiday shoppers. Based on the website crashes of
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Nailing Down the Definition of PaaS
November 19, 2014 by

Industry Insights

An article defining PaaS caught our attention a few months ago. Entitled, “What does PaaS really mean? Let us know if you find out,” the article explains how the technology industry and IT organizations are confused about what PaaS is and use the term “confusingly.” The author, David Linthicum, then offers a definition, however we
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Is PaaS a Panacea for Developers?
November 7, 2014 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

A recent survey of IT leaders that was reported in a ZDNet article entitled “PaaS may be a panacea for stressed-out developers,” found that 70% are either already using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions for application development or planning to implement them in the future. Since there is indeed plenty of pressure on developers to develop faster,
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Who Can You Trust (.Salesforce.com)?
October 29, 2014 by

Industry Insights

As recently reported by Forrester, large enterprise adoption of SaaS will drive its adoption rate to 50% of surveyed companies planning to adopt new SaaS Services within the next year. The reasons for this growth are clear, SaaS services offer low up front costs, fast time to value and are accessible everywhere for a mobile
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AppNeta Response to POODLE
October 22, 2014 by

Industry Insights

AppNeta is responding to the vulnerability in the SSLv3 protocol. It has been assigned CVE-2014-3566, and is commonly known as POODLE. For a succinct overview see this article. PathView Cloud and TraceView services were affected as the service supported both SSL and TLS for secure communication. Rather than applying a patch to our SSL library,
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What is the Impact of PaaS on APM?
October 21, 2014 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

In theory, since PaaS applications can be built using common standards and tools, it should be the same for building capabilities to monitor those applications. With less customization there should be easier monitoring, right? Well, if the content of the article, “Study: PaaS Market to Top $6.94B by 2018,” written by Chris Talbot in Talkin’
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APM in the Cloud: Noteworthy Market Insight from Gigaom Research
October 1, 2014 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

We’re always keeping watch for the latest analyst report on the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) market and few have caught our eye more than the report recently released by Gigaom Research entitled “Sector Roadmap: Application-management solutions for distributed and cloud environments.” Written by well-known APM expert, author and analyst, Bernd Harzog, the report delves into
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Internet Slowdown Day: Too Painful to be Real?
September 11, 2014 by

Industry Insights

Yesterday was Go Slow Day on the Internet. As lawmakers consider the latest arguments on how much control ISPs should be allowed to exert over the networks that support the wider internet, websites like Reddit, Etsy, and Vimeo are staging a protest. Yesterday, they committed to slowing down their main sites, giving users a glimpse
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Sight Beyond Site: FlowView Cross Location Reporting
July 24, 2014 by

Industry Insights

One of the main use cases for customers of AppNeta is understanding and ensuring that their critical web applications, including SaaS applications, are working well and users are happy with the performance. There are many challenges in making sure business critical SaaS applications are working well: accurately measuring the user experience, understanding how the local
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DRY Mockery in Python Testing
May 29, 2014 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Note: the code referenced in this post, along with some extra context, can be found on github. I have tried to link into the repo at each of the inline code samples, for convenience. It might be useful to refer to the repo as a whole, though, rather than just the swatches under discussion. When
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