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TraceView Beta on Heroku
January 8, 2014 by

Company News

AppNeta is proud to announce that TraceView is now available as a Beta add-on for the Heroku platform! You can now get TraceView’s distributed application tracing and full stack performance insight with your Ruby applications on Heroku. Setting up your application to use the TraceView add-on is easy. Just check out the instructions on the
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Using AWS Spot Instances Effectively
December 10, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

At AppNeta, we provide software instrumentation, open source libraries and network hardware to instrument your network and software to provide information to you about your Full Stack ™. On the software side, we do this by emitting tracing information back to our application, where we process, analyze and consolidate it to provide you with precise
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Adventures with a PostGreSQL RAM Drive
December 9, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Some days, you want to distribute your application to 500 nodes around the world. Other days, you just want it to run faster on this one stupid little box. Today is one of the latter days. Here at AppNeta, we run everything in Amazon. When we were starting out, like most people, we treated Amazon
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Headless Automated Regression Testing for Web Apps
November 29, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

with Selenium, PhantomJS and Jenkins. Automated testing is a massive time saver, especially when it comes to regression testing. Regression testing is the retesting of the application when a new feature is introduced to verify the existing functionality is still working, as early as possible. To accomplish this, we need to execute a set of
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The Cost of Bugs
November 28, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Finding bugs can be an expensive exercise. When you factor when during the SDLC that the bug was found and who found it, the cost of a bug goes up. Bugs found early in the development process are the cheapest. Bugs found later in a development cycle have more of an impact as there has
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Tracing Black Boxes II: Monitoring Solr
September 4, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Your site is indexed on Google, but that doesn’t mean you’re done with search. Content-rich websites provide native search functionality to keep users engaged, maintain visual consistency, and provide content-aware filtering. But it’s very hard to implement an effective, scalable search system, which is why Apache Solr is just about the most popular ‘black box’
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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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What You Need to Know Before Deploying VoIP
April 2, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Companies are increasingly adopting VoIP as their standard voice system. VoIP reduces costs and increases business efficiency. Yet, many organizations don’t realize that deploying VoIP can have unexpected complications when it comes to its impact on network performance and other existing applications. For IT teams, the task of transitioning physically separate voice and data networks
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Let’s Talk About Your Application Performance
October 24, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

Do you know how long your customers are going to wait for a page load? More importantly, how long are you making them wait right now? Back in the misty eons of time, it used to be easy to measure your application performance. You’d grab a stopwatch, load up your web application, and see what
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Best Practices for Pre Deployment Network Assessment
July 19, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Many organizations underestimate the operational and business risk associated with deploying performance sensitive applications like VoIP, video conferencing, IP storage or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to remote locations. Other projects such as transitioning to a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network or integrating company networks due to a merger or acquisition can present significant performance problems
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