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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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A Painless Introduction to Java’s ThreadLocal Storage
July 22, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

What is ThreadLocal? A simple example As its name suggests, a single instance of ThreadLocal can store different values for each thread independently. Therefore, the value stored in a ThreadLocal instance is specific (local) to the current running Thread, any other code logic running on the same thread will see the same value, but not
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AppNeta and Acquia’s Oboe Symfony
July 19, 2013 by

Company News

Sometimes the biggest performance challenges aren’t in the code you write, but in the code you use, and Drupal is no exception. The upcoming Drupal 8 is moving away from a hook-based module system to a full-on MVC architecture with Symfony, and while that will have some real challenges, there’s also a lot to be excited
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Unsupported != Doesn’t Work
July 11, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

For every growing tech company there comes a day when the dev team is simply too busy cranking out cool new features to act as front line support when users hit snags. For AppNeta the time to build a dedicated TraceView support team was a couple months ago; enter myself, one of your friendly neighbourhood TraceView support engineers. Recently
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TraceView’s Oboe Symfony No. 2

Performance Monitoring

In my last post, I looked at how Drupal 8′s move to Symfony would change, well, everything. Edge side includes, new events like terminate, and more pave the way for some really excellent improvements in Drupal, both for performance and maintainability. This time, let’s look at what it takes to measure the internals of Symfony. On the
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