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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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APM Challenge: Managing Complex Web Applications
October 3, 2013 by

Industry Insights

I recently had the chance to participate in “The APM Challenge“–a discussion on the present and future of managing the performance of complex applications.  Patrick Lightbody of New Relic and I had a great discussion, moderated by Robin Layland of Network World.  In addition to it being an enjoyable chat, it turned into a paper
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How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line (from Kissmetrics)
September 24, 2013 by

Industry Insights

The fine folks over at KissMetrics put together a stunning infographic on just how important this performance stuff is. It’s easy to get caught up in shipping features and polishing UX, but sometimes, the low-hanging fruit is the first performance step, not the 50th A/B test. Check it out below (click for a larger version)
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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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Introducing PETBOT: A node.js Telepresence Robot
July 25, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Recently we added a new member to our engineering team. This is PETBOT, aka Providence Engineering Telepresence roBOT. Here it is in action: It’s a telepresence robot I built for our office, consisting of an iPad mounted on a lightweight chassis powered by an RC car. To operate it, you open up a video chat
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Burndown Before you Burn Out
June 12, 2013 by

Industry Insights

At AppNeta we use an extremely lightweight method to develop software. While it doesn’t necessarily map exactly onto one of the many agile methodologies, our process is very much inspired by this video. Although there are many unique characteristics for each software development methodology, one thing is consistent: the goal of progress. Everyone wants to know how a particular project
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Case Study: Penton Media Improves its Drupal Application Performance
April 5, 2013 by

Industry Insights

When Penton Media wanted to improve its Drupal application performance, who did they turn to? The answer, TraceView. Read Penton’s success story below. Penton Media Backgroud Penton Media is the leading independent, business-to-business media company, creating and delivering vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and
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AppNeta offers modern performance monitoring for cloud.

Ruby 2.0 Released: Let The Tracing Begin!
February 25, 2013 by

Industry Insights

TraceView Supports Ruby 2.0 Like much of the Ruby community, we’re excited to see that Ruby 2.0 was released today and to announce that TraceView supports Ruby 2.0 from day one (today). Ruby 2.0 promises to have many improvements over previous versions including GC optimizations and a faster Kernel#require, which “makes Rails startup very fast”
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What’s Ahead in 2013: 10 IT Performance Management Predictions
December 19, 2012 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

2013 is poised to be an exciting and innovative year for technical professionals across roles and functions, regardless of their organization size. From emerging Software-Defined Networks, to mobile, BYOD and the solidification of cloud computing and SOA architectures, there are many upcoming trends that should impact your performance monitoring strategy in 2013. Are you ready
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