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Introducing TraceView for Node.js Applications
September 10, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Today, we’re expanding the diversity of application environments TraceView supports by bringing node.js support out of private beta to general availability.  AppNeta provides full-stack monitoring designed to cover critical production environments and all their moving parts, so it’s exciting to be able to support even more diverse and heterogeneous environments. Support for http-server, http-client, mongodb
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Apdex Updates: Synthetic Apdex, Geographic Apdex, and Errors as Fails

Performance Monitoring

Since we released Apdex in April, we’ve been tossing around ideas to improve and extend our support of Apdex.  You might have noticed that last week we introduced a few big changes: “Synthetic Apdex” — separate Apdex scoring for AppView monitoring performance, to better compare synthetic vs RUM experience Experience filters — easy drill down on requests
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Designing Babel: Leveraging Polyglot Architectures
September 9, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

The story of the Tower of Babel is one of western civilization’s earliest cautionary tales. Encoded in its telling, we find the earliest known argument against polyglot architectures. The plethora of languages, the argument states, impedes productivity and detracts from the oneness of the people. In fact, there’s very little argument against polyglot programming or
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Full Stack Load Testing in Boston
August 28, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

We had a great turn-out last night at the Boston Web Performance Meetup, where we talked about full stack load testing. Performance testing is funny, because unlike a lot of correctness testing, it frequently relies on having a full replica of production, with production level data, servers, and more. The inspiration for this talk was
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Slow Your Role: ChatOps Access Control
August 20, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

ChatOps is a growing trend in the DevOps world, where one can monitor and control infrastructure and operations from the convenience of a chat room. From building Jenkins jobs to executing Fabric tasks, the possibilities are endless thanks to Hubot and it’s constantly growing script ecosystem. One of the controversial tenets of ChatOps is the
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S3 PUT Slowdown and Internal Timeouts

Performance Monitoring

Last night, the TraceView processing timeline experienced a minor disruption, resulting in slightly slower processing times for some customers. By and large, this issue wasn’t noticeable in any of the dashboards, and no data was lost. The incident did, however, give us an interesting look into how Amazon handles S3 load issues from a performance
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Announcing the node.js Beta. Free Monitoring!
August 1, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Looking to get insight into the performance and scalability of node.js-based applications? TraceView is introducing node.js support with an early access beta program, and you’re invited to sign up! The beta is invitation-based, so you’ll need to fill out our beta questionnaire to get involved. When selected, we’ll give you free monitoring in exchange for
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Real-Time Operational Insight into AppNeta using ElasticSearch
July 31, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

AppNeta’s customers deploy thousands of appliances at customer locations across the globe. These appliances continuously collect data about target applications and networks, then store and analyze it from a cloud-based management system. Management of these appliances is not an easy task. They are often installed in remote locations where local IT staff is not readily
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How to Assess the Impact of Salesforce Downtime
July 30, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

When a Salesforce downtime occurs, it gets a lot of notice. You see it picked up on Twitter and in the press. With 93,000 customers around the globe, Salesforce is the poster child for SaaS services. Whenever there’s an issue, people start to question it and cloud services in general. If you look at the
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Faking the Funk: Mocking External Services in Python Tests
July 25, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

In this day and age, it’s difficult to build an application that does not rely on some type of external service. Whether the service is handling user identity, analyzing interesting data, or hurling RESTful insults, you have to accept the fact that you now have a dependency on something you do not control. One place
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