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Browsing posts tagged with: application performance

Monitoring from the comfort of your inbox
November 8, 2013 by

Company News

When users install TraceView, they often report an experience like turning the lights on in a long-dark basement: Why is the login endpoint so slow for paid users? My reporting endpoints make how many hundreds of queries? What is that abandoned Nordic Track doing in the corner?

AppView Web Global: Now with Free Trial!
October 9, 2013 by

Company News

Today, we launched an important milestone for AppView Web: free trials for everybody! Monitoring performance has historically been a cumbersome process, including multiple phone calls with sales reps, paperwork trades back and forth, and delays that give any performance problem more than enough time to go away on its own. AppView Web’s unique outside-in perspective
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How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line (from Kissmetrics)
September 24, 2013 by

Industry Insights

The fine folks over at KissMetrics put together a stunning infographic on just how important this performance stuff is. It’s easy to get caught up in shipping features and polishing UX, but sometimes, the low-hanging fruit is the first performance step, not the 50th A/B test. Check it out below (click for a larger version)
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A Gentle X-Trace Introduction
September 23, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

In the world of SaaS applications, good monitoring can be the difference between a successful product and a failure. There’s a lot of ink spilled on what to do with your monitoring data, but somewhat less of what that data actually is. Etsy’s Measure Everything is a great place to start. Capture points of interest
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Tracing Black Boxes III: Solr Query Performance Tuning
September 10, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Solr Server provides JMX statistics that show performance details such as query speed and cache hit/miss rates in a macro level, which James talked about in a previous post. However, it might be tough to trace how a particular operation; for example: how a specific query fared in the system. This week, I’d like to
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An Introduction to Client Latency
August 23, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

What is client latency? Let’s face it, users are impatient. They demand a blazingly fast experience and accept no substitutes. Google performed a study in 2010 which proved that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there. Speed as perceived by the end user is driven by multiple factors, including how fast results
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Drupal 8: Building Twig Performance
August 15, 2013 by

Networking Technology

There’s been a lot of excitement over Drupal 8’s switch to Twig, a modern templating engine written in object oriented PHP code, but the process of making the switch happen has been an adventure on its own. The plan to adopt Twig required abandoning PHPTemplate completely, which is a mammoth undertaking requiring converting every Drupal
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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 offers modern performance monitoring for cloud.

TraceView’s Oboe Symfony No. 2
July 11, 2013 by

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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AppNeta offers modern performance monitoring for cloud.

How to Create and Destroy Java Memory Leaks
June 24, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Thanks to Java’s memory management built into the JVM, developers are shielded from common memory leak problems in lower level by automated memory allocation and garbage collection. However, Java is not immune from memory problems caused by higher-level code design defects. Java Memory Leak? How is that possible? The first memory pitfall that come into
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