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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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Slow and Inconsistent: Client-Side APIs (Part 2)
August 13, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

With contributions by Bobby Fitzgerald In part 1, we discussed how application-based APIs can affect web apps, and a few ways to mitigate that. In this post, we’ll talk about the other side of the coin: client-side APIs. Client Side API Tutorial For better or for worse, the world of client-side APIs is actually much
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Russian Doll Caching
August 7, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Rails 4 is out featuring Russian Doll caching (AKA Cache Digests). In this article, I apply Russian Doll caching to one of my poorer performing Rails 3 pages using the cache_digests gem. ActionView templates are great. They are easy to code, manage and extend but the one thing they are not is fast…at least not
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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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Drupal 8: Performance Management for Configuration Management
August 1, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

This is part 2 in a 5-part series on Drupal 8 performance. Just getting started? Check out Part 1 Drupal sites are all about content, but the site itself is more than just the code and the data it stores. The difference between production and staging isn’t just which database to point it: it’s the
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Slow and Inconsistent: Web APIs, PART 1
July 29, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

With contributions by Bobby Fitzgerald No man is an island, and neither is a web app. The time needed to build web applications continues to approach zero, but only because the tools to build them are so much better. Talking about frameworks is almost boring; who wants to talk about Play or Rails when you
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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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Magento TraceView Extension (by Optaros)

Company News, Performance Monitoring

Optaros knows Magento. As the creator and manager of the largest Magento Enterprise instances in existence, Optaros knows to focus on performance, optimization and scaling. That’s why they utilized AppNeta TraceView. To help improve performance and optimization work, they created a custom extension to track Magento Enterprise specifics, and identify bottlenecks in a single click
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Introducing the combined AppNeta, and AppView Web Global
July 24, 2013 by

Company News

We’re excited to announce a big change for both PathView Cloud and TraceView. As of today, we’ve completed the project that started with our acquisition of Tracelytics. See it from the user’s perspective From TraceView, the reverse applies. Measuring the performance of real users gives great insight into how your application performs, but how do you know
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