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PSR-3: Why Drupal’s Doggone Watchdog Is Gone
June 9, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

watchdog() provides Drupal’s out-of-the-box logging capabilities. Despite a reputation for a “learning cliff”, it’s much simpler to deal with logs in Drupal than in many other systems. Instead of dealing with confusing log files, site builders can visit the system log page in the GUI and look at neatly formatted table of error types, severities, and
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From Boston to Austin: DrupalCon 2014
May 30, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

Another year means another Drupalcon for AppNeta! We had a great experience in Portland last year and we’re looking forward to our week in Austin. This time around we’ve got four AppNetians attending: myself (James), Kristin, Rob, and Dan. Just like last year, we’ll be giving live demos of our products with a focus on
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How do Drupal 8's frontend changes affect backend scaling?

Drupal 8: Front to Back
September 12, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Over the past few months I’ve covered some of the many ways in which Drupal 8 is a large departure from its predecessors. While I’ve mainly written about the new backend architecture, Drupal’s frontend is also experiencing plenty of exciting changes. Its visual identity may still be the soft blue and white that we’ve come
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Moore-Wilson: Efficient Digital Agency DevOps With AppNeta
September 2, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Moore-Wilson is a British design and development agency, purveyors of “bespoke technology solutions”. In other words, they’re in charge of the full web app experience, from design and development to lifecycle maintenance. Their projects are mostly PHP-based, often using Drupal as a CMS base. High-profile clients include British National Air Traffic Services, which runs UK
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Drupal 8: A View Into Performance
August 29, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Drupal 8: A View Into Performance This is part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8. Check out part 3, on performance in Twig templating, here. Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though,
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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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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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AppNeta and Acquia’s Oboe Symfony
July 19, 2013 by

Company News

Sometimes the biggest performance challenges aren’t in the code you write, but in the code you use, and Drupal is no exception. The upcoming Drupal 8 is moving away from a hook-based module system to a full-on MVC architecture with Symfony, and while that will have some real challenges, there’s also a lot to be excited
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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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TraceView’s Oboe Symfony No. 1
June 11, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Here at AppNeta we’re still recovering from an immensely productive DrupalCon Portland 2013. Our partnership with Acquia and our continuing support for the contrib TraceView Drupal module made sponsoring the event a natural decision. We’re glad we made the long flight out West, as there was a lot of interest in TraceView. In fact, on the plane ride back to Boston I
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