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Browsing posts tagged with: APM

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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What Performance Problems Will Salesforce Users See?
July 22, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

A recent analyst firm research paper commented that organizations that have the capability for measuring the quality of the end user experience are twice as likely as other companies to improve their brand reputation and 75% more likely to improve employee productivity. This comment validates that you need to measure the end-user experience, but it
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Inbox Revealed – How We Make Product a Company Effort
July 21, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

My previous post described our product pipeline at a high level. In this post i’ll focus on the first stage of the pipeline – the Inbox – and how we use Asana to initiate company-wide conversations about improvements to our products. As stated previously, the Inbox is where features / enhancements / ideas for the product are
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Cloud Performance – Why Long Distance Relationships Don’t Work
July 15, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

As companies turn to SaaSas a low cost, highly scalable, and agile way to host new applications, a number of cloud performance management and monitoring solutions are appearing. Salesforce led the CRMs in moving off of dedicated hardware, and other types of applications like email, project planning, and even EHR have followed suit. Moving away
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Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing – How to Secure your Cloud Servers
July 11, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

One of the many challenges facing organizations these days is that certain parts of the business are either moving to SaaS or is already in the cloud. This brings a unique problem for everyone responsible for maintaining the web applications’ availability, performance, and functionality. Organizations often struggle to secure and protect business and customer data.
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How Do You Monitor a SaaS Application like Salesforce?
June 24, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Only two years ago, the average company adopting SaaS applications was a 50-person company, mainly because smaller companies were inclined to not invest in on-premise solutions. Since then, there’s been a shift and SaaS has become the standard for any company implementing business applications or services. Even the largest companies in the world are now
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Building and Testing a Microservice in a Service-Oriented Architecture
June 23, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Building a single app is hard enough. Building out multiple capabilities into that app is even harder. As part of our ongoing experience to build a full-stack monitoring tool, we recently refactored our logins out of the individual modules we’ve built and into a Microservice, built in Java. We would like to share our experience
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python-traceview: A Library for the TraceView API
June 18, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Not too long ago, we introduced the TraceView Data API, which exposes high level metrics and performance data related to your TraceView account via a RESTful API. For the unfamiliar, this means you can access server latency timeseries, application error rates, and even browsers used by end users. In an effort to make accessing the
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Announcing Auto-RUM for Apache, nginx
June 17, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Real User Monitoring extends TraceView’s performance purview from the application’s backend performance to full browser pageloads.  This provides a more complete view of end-user experience. Until now, this was done by adding small script tags to the beginning and end of your templates.  Today, we’re releasing Apache and nginx instrumentation which will automate this process,
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Measuring User Satisfaction
June 16, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

When monitoring an application’s performance, start at the highest level: how is the app performing for users?  It’s important to measure this using both technical metrics (eg. latency, page weight) and also experiential metrics (Apdex, speed index). We’ve recently introduced Apdex-based performance scoring to TraceView.  Now, we’re taking that a step further, with Apdex for
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