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New Features in Burndown
September 6, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

A few months ago we announced Burndown, an open source web application for tracking the progress of Github milestones. For those of you that missed out: Harnessing the power of the mighty Github API, Burndown provides a dead simple way to generate a burndown chart for any Github milestone. This is helpful for tracking both
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AppNeta Named to Inc. 500/5000 List for Fastest-Growing Private Companies
September 4, 2013 by

Company News

Boston-based Application Performance Management (APM) Leader Recognized for 195% Growth BOSTON — September 4, 2013 — AppNeta, the leading provider of Full Stack Application Performance Management solutions, today announced it has been ranked #1943 in Inc. Magazine’s seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  AppNeta was also ranked
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Tracing Black Boxes II: Monitoring Solr

Performance Monitoring

Your site is indexed on Google, but that doesn’t mean you’re done with search. Content-rich websites provide native search functionality to keep users engaged, maintain visual consistency, and provide content-aware filtering. But it’s very hard to implement an effective, scalable search system, which is why Apache Solr is just about the most popular ‘black box’
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Moore-Wilson: Efficient Digital Agency DevOps With AppNeta
September 2, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Moore-Wilson is a British design and development agency, purveyors of “bespoke technology solutions”. In other words, they’re in charge of the full web app experience, from design and development to lifecycle maintenance. Their projects are mostly PHP-based, often using Drupal as a CMS base. High-profile clients include British National Air Traffic Services, which runs UK
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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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Bedtime Stories with TBone.js
August 28, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

TL;DR: Meet TBone, a reactive / data-flow-oriented programming library with a live templating system built on top of it, built by the team at AppNeta.  One part of TBone’s magic is that it searches the graph of model & view dependencies to prevent firing ajax requests when that data is not currently needed on the
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An Introduction to Client Latency
August 23, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

What is client latency? Let’s face it, users are impatient. They demand a blazingly fast experience and accept no substitutes. Google performed a study in 2010 which proved that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there. Speed as perceived by the end user is driven by multiple factors, including how fast results
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New in TraceView: Performance Summary
August 20, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Most devops dashboards are filled to the brim with charts, and TraceView is no different. Since version 0.1, our dashboard has been one big chart that you can filter, slice, and dice. We tweaked what’s below it, pretty much exclusively in an attempt to surface abnormalities in the data by looking at it in a
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Stacks on Stacks on Stacks: an Intern’s Reflection
August 19, 2013 by

Company News

Hi everyone. I’m Charlie Harrison, one of TraceView’s two summer interns hired this year. As the Boston mornings get cooler, my time working on Appneta’s TraceView sadly nears its end. This tragic time is brightened only by some rad new features, and an amazing experience to look back on! I had a great time writing
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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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