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Explaining Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) with Apache Thrift
July 18, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

It is an “architectural style”, not an implementation. There are many ways to implement SOA, including REST and SOAP web services, language-specific implementations such as Java RMI, and older approaches using RPC frameworks such as CORBA (which dates back to the 90′s!).  Some folks also decide to build their own service / RPC layer on
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Tracing Celery Performance For Web Applications
July 16, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Are you using Celery to process python backend tasks asynchronously?  Have you wanted to get insight into their resource consumption and efficiency?  Here’s a few useful ways to get insight into Celery performance when running tasks. A simple celery task For a quick review, Celery lets you turn any python method into an asynchronous task.  Here’s a
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PathView Partner Go-To-Market Success

Performance Monitoring

My name is Robb Corduck, I’m Vice President of AppNeta’s Regional Partner Business Unit. I wanted to take a few minutes to discuss an interesting and emerging go-to-market strategy that we are seeing with many of our PathView Cloud Partners.  As our Partners have quickly realized, PathView Cloud is particularly well suited to conduct pre-deployment
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A T1 Isn’t What It Used to Be: 3 Best Practices for WAN Performance
July 9, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Our Systems Engineering team regularly helps customers deploy PathView Cloud to measure end user experience at remote offices. One of PathView’s unique features is the ability to measure actual achievable network capacity.  T1 class WAN services are a popular way to connect branch offices to corporate data centers and the Internet. I say ‘T1’ class because businesses
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Looking Back On pageguide.js After One Month
July 2, 2012 by

Industry Insights

About one month ago, we open-sourced our pageguide.js library for people to use on their own websites and projects. Let’s look at the growth and adoption of pageguide.js since we started to roll it out: – More than 260 repository watchers – 24 active forks of pageguide.js ongoing – Many user submitted patches & new features (and
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Not Your Father’s Blackberry: What BYOD Means for Your Network Performance
June 26, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

According to this report by the Pew Research Center (February 2012), 46% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in May 2011. Smartphone owners now outnumber users of more basic phones. These smartphone users are bringing their personal devices to work and connecting them to your network. For many
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Twitter Goes Down #PathViewCloudFindsProblem
June 22, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

I don’t think I was alone June 21, 2012 when I went to check-in on Twitter during lunch and for some reason could not connect. Hmmm, how is that possible? The Twittersphere can’t actually be down…or can it? My office in Boston was also experiencing some network problems so I just assumed the Twitter issue
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Tracelytics Acquired By AppNeta: We’re One Step Closer to Tracing Everything
June 21, 2012 by

Company News

We are excited to announce that Tracelytics has been acquired by AppNeta, an innovative network and end-user performance company.  With our powers combined, we provide complete, end-to-end performance management to our customer: from the browser, through the network, to the application, and down into application code. AppNeta has built great technology and a fantastic product around
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Drupal Performance Profiling With Tracelytics
June 7, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Getting a comprehensive view of the causes of poor performance and latency in your Drupal instance can be tricky. AllPlayers.com, a Tracelytics user, has developed a module to integrate Drupal with Tracelytics and make the process of tracking Drupal performance much more straightforward. This module is an excellent example of how one can integrate custom code with the
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PathTest on the Road – Testing Network Capacity in Madrid

Performance Monitoring

This is my third geeky post during my ’Impulsive Traveling 2012: Spain & Germany.’ I have been running a session of PathTest whenever I have WiFi connection! I am feeling very excited about finally starting my real traveling. I arrived in Madrid very late but getting through customs was super efficient. It also helped a lot
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