Browsing posts filed under: Industry Insights

Telecoms: The Impact of Over-the-Top Content
April 10, 2014 by

Industry Insights

It’s Chinese New Year – Year of Horse. This used to be one of the best business time of the year for Telecom operators, in China for example. Traditionally, Chinese people took this time for family gathering, friendship bonding, just like westerners at Christmas. Being a “connection-oriented” society – meaning whom you know and what
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How Logging Killed a Java Web Server
March 5, 2014 by

Industry Insights

Logging is an essential component in any application as it gives useful insight into code execution. When tracking down bugs, robust logging aids developers by providing additional information without deploying debugging tools. However, in a recent memory problem we investigated, a seemingly harmless logging statement almost killed the whole web application!

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Jenkins: Multiple Branches, Multiple Job Configs
December 19, 2013 by

Industry Insights

In the name of continuous delivery, we recently changed our Software Development Cycle (SDLC). Instead of working on just two major branches using SVN (current and future sprint), we create a branch for every new feature and issue using git. Once verified and tested, these feature branches get merged into the master branch. With Jenkins
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A Challenger Appears: Review of Yiynova MSP19U
December 12, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Oh, Cintiqs. When I was attending college they were the gold standard for those of us who worked digitally. Nothing beats the ability to look at what you’re drawing while you’re drawing it. But I’m not here today to talk about Cintiqs, which for a while ran the risk of being one of those ad
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An IT Nightmare – A true story from the IT trenches
December 11, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Eight-alarm fire guts South Boston building Firefighters battled an early morning blaze on Summer Street in Boston, just two doors down from AppNeta’s Office.  The blaze was discovered around 4:29 a.m., according to the Boston Fire department’s official Twitter account.

Adventures with a PostGreSQL RAM Drive
December 9, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Some days, you want to distribute your application to 500 nodes around the world. Other days, you just want it to run faster on this one stupid little box. Today is one of the latter days. Here at AppNeta, we run everything in Amazon. When we were starting out, like most people, we treated Amazon
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AWS re:Invent 2013: Werner Vogels Gets It
November 27, 2013 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

I consider myself fortunate to have now attended the first two AWS re:Invent Conferences. 2012 was notable for its impact as the first event, and 2013 did not disappoint with big crowds and lots of energy —  the show had it all! I attended many great sessions with some true thought leaders in the SaaS
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Computer Science, Biology, and the Traveling Salesman
November 26, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Where Computer Science Meets Biology I’m Frances, a co-op student at AppNeta’s Vancouver office. As a student in a combined biology and computer science degree, I see a lot of overlap between the two areas. With millions of species on the planet and millions or billions of A’s, C’s, T’s and G’s in a genome,
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Roundup from AWS re:Invent 2013
November 19, 2013 by

Industry Insights

AppNeta makes extensive use of Amazon Web Services for all of our products, making the AWS re:Invent conference of great interest to us. Several team members attended the conference, where many new services were announced.  This post is a quick recap of those announcements, while future posts will drill down in more detail.

Boston Backbone.js Meetup meets TBone
October 9, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Last night, I had the pleasure of discussing TBone with the Boston Backbone.js Meetup hosted by Bocoup. Turnout was great, with about sixty folks and plenty of pizza and beer (sponsored by AppNeta – thanks AppNeta! …). TBone is a JavaScript reactive programming and live templating library originally built on top of Backbone, a popular
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