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As an operations guy I really don’t keep up with the latest and greatest when it comes to software development. I often hear developers discussing new languages or libraries but rarely care enough to jump in and figure out why it’s important to me. I’ve heard a lot of discussion about ...
Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for building fast, scalable web applications. According to a W3C tech survey, adoption of Node.js doubled in the last year alone, and the Node.js application server is currently the 14th most popular in the world. Today a ra...
I’m excited to announce that the AppDynamics family just got a little bit bigger – we’ve acquired Nodetime, a monitoring and analytics solution for the Node.js platform. This acquisition allows us to offer the best Node.js monitoring solution on the market to our customers,...
According to a report from Kleiner Perkins, mobile applications now account for 15% of all Internet traffic, with 1.5 billion users worldwide. This means that the performance of mobile applications is more important than ever both to the end users and to the companies that depend on th...
At AppDynamics we get the opportunity to see the inner workings of a lot of applications. While these applications all seem pretty different to their end users, what’s under the hood usually doesn’t vary that much (sorry, your app isn’t a unique snowflake after all). They all hav...
I’ve been looking into a lot of different statistical methods and algorithms lately and one particularly interesting model is Apdex. If you haven’t heard of it yet, Apdex has been adopted by many companies that sell monitoring software. The latest Apdex specification (v1.1)...
Server monitoring a foundational component to any data center monitoring architecture but it has become a crutch and a deterrent to successfully building out a holistic monitoring platform. Servers exist to run applications and you will never properly monitor applications with server m...
Performance monitoring comes in all different shapes and sizes but the end goal is the same. Performance monitoring tools exist to help ensure a fast and stable quality of service. Statistically speaking there are many methods to determine just how good of an overall experience your ap...
Unscheduled downtime happens all the time. In 2012 alone dozens of big-name websites went down for hours at a time, from GoDaddy.com to, well, almost anything running on Amazon. Every time an outage occurs, the Internet has a field day speculating about everything from the cause of the...
At Velocity 2013, Steve Burton and John Martin talked about how Edmunds.com build devops with beer and whiteboards. Check out the video below to find out how Edmunds.com learned from failure, began opening communications between silos, and built a DevOps culture over beer and whiteboar...
I love it when my favorite applications release new features. AppDynamics has shifted to a new release model which enables us to release more features faster while maintaining high quality code. The end result is that you, the users, get the cool features you need without having to wai...
Huge congratulations to Overstock.com for ranking number 1 in Compuware’s US Retail website performance index. At AppDynamics we couldn’t be happier to see one of our production customers achieving such high accolades from Compuware. Watch Neil Hartner, Senior Architect at ...
Ten years ago, the standard way to troubleshoot an application issue was to look at the logs. Users would complain about a problem, you’d go to operations and ask for a thread dump, and then you’d spend some time poring over log files looking for errors, exceptions, or anything that mi...
There was a time when I thought more was better. More french fries are better; more ice cream is better; more of everything is always better. I followed this principle as a way of life for many years until one day I woke up and realized that I was obese and slow. I realized that [...]T...
Often times big enterprises have difficulty keeping pace with changes in technology. This means more often than not operations teams are responsible for legacy systems and are constrained by the monitoring tools that were built to support those legacy systems. Just because your technol...
Today we are blogging something a little different than our normal. I’m Jim Hirschauer the Operations Guy, and this is my esteemed colleague Dustin Whittle the Developer. In this blog post we’re going to discuss how we would take an application from inception through develo...
Why End User Monitoring? In a previous post, my colleague Tom Levey explained the value of Monitoring the Real End User Experience. In this post, we will dive into how we built a service to scale to billions of users. The “new normal” for enterprise web applications include...
Managed Service Providers have a big task these days. A few years ago applications were much less complex and understanding those application architectures and dependencies before on-boarding was much more simple. These days we have applications that combine classic architecture, servi...
App Man previously covered how to go mobile with the AppDynamics REST API and Dojo highlighting the AppDynamics Gauges project. In this post, we will cover how to get the most out of AppDynamics by leveraging the REST API. Custom Dashboards AppDynamics comes with very powerful and sexy...
This week I went to Portland, Oregon for the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. OSCON is one of my favorite conferences because of the quality and diversity of the talks. Usually when I go to an event I am too busy presenting, working our booth, or meeting with customers and partne...
Automation sets apart organizations at the top of their game from the rest of the pack. The limiting factor in most organizations is that they are usually too busy putting out fires and keeping up with all of their other obligations to expend the effort required to envision and build o...
Web application performance is fundamentally associated in the mind of the end user; with a brands reliability, stability, and credibility. Slow or unstable performance is simply not an option when your users are only a click away from taking their business elsewhere. Understanding you...
The post The DevOps Lullaby appeared first on AppDynamics: The APM Blog.
The AppDynamics team is in Portland, Oregon this week to showcase AppDynamics at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the open source world. Stop by our booth for office hours if you&...
I’m an operations guy. I’ve been one for over 15 years. From the time when I was a Systems Administrator I was always intrigued by application performance and jumped at every opportunity to try and figure out a performance problem. All of that experience has taught me that ...
The AppDynamics team is excited to announce the official launch of AppDynamics X, a new exchange for plugins, integrations and extensions for AppDynamics Pro, and AppSphere, an AppDynamics community portal for application management professionals to maximize their deployment of AppDyna...
Today we announced a great milestone at AppDynamics: We have selected an application performance management (APM) solution to monitor our Drupal/WordPress website, and we decided to go with AppDynamics. In order to get a pretty sweet discount on the product we agreed to sell our souls ...
Hey, who invited the developer to our operations conversation? In Devops Scares Me – Part 2 my colleague Dustin Whittle shared his developer point of view on DevOps. I found his viewpoint quite interesting and it made me realize that I take for granted the knowledge I have about ...
Today was another glorious day at AppDynamics HQ. We received yet another cease and desist letter from our friendly competitors at CA, Inc. It turns out they aren’t happy with our truth campaign. Apparently, CA doesn’t like it when a competitor who beat them in 100% of the deals in whi...
Your application is fast and scalable, right? How do you know? How often do you run performance or load tests? In this post I will give an overview of the tools of the trade for performance and load testing web applications. Open-Source performance testing tools These tools allow you t...
Both MariaDB and Percona Server are forks of MySQL and strive to be drop in replacements for MySQL from a binary, api compatibility, and command line perspective. It’s great to have an alternative to MySQL since you never know what might happen to it given that Oracle bought it f...
The AppDynamics team is in Addison, Texas this week to showcase AppDynamics for PHP at the LonestarPHP Conference. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the PHP world. Stop by our booth if you’re in the area! Check out th...
The Old Enterprise Sales Routine When I was an IT Architect at a financial services company I got to interact with a lot of software vendors. Sometimes I had a great experience, sometimes it was terrible, most of the time I didn’t want to be bothered by the vendor. I really just ...
What is DevOps? In the first post of this series, my colleague Jim Hirschauer defined what DevOps means and how it impacts organizations. He concluded DevOps is defined as “A software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software d...
The AppDynamics team went to Santa Clara, California this week for O’Reilly’s Velocity conference. If you aren’t familiar with the Velocity conference, it is the premier web performance conference. The event was packed with great sessions from the world’s foremo...
I recently had the luxury of sitting on a beach for a while to unwind, de-stress, and recharge my batteries. Even though I really shouldn’t have been thinking about work, the IT performance geek inside of me is always lurking. He can’t be switched off so I allow him to ente...
The AppDynamics team headed to Dallas this week to host another AppJam at the historic Arlington Hall. The AppJam exceeded expectations with an audience 150% larger than anticipated and featured great talks from FamilySearch, Orbitz, and AppDynamics. If you weren’t able to make i...
The AppDynamics team headed to Berlin this week to showcase AppDynamics for PHP at the International PHP Conference. We’ve previously written about the “Why” behind the recent announcement of AppDynamics for PHP, but the proof was in the pudding when the room at IPC S...
McLaren this year will launch their P1 Supercar, which will turn the average driver into a track day hero. What’s significant about this particular car is that it relies on modern day technology and innovation to transform a drivers ability to accelerate, corner and stop faster t...
In this week’s episode, Donald Trump enlists Team ROI and Team Overhead to solve a Severity1 incident on the “Trump Towers Website”. Team Overhead used “Dynoscope” and took 3 weeks to solve the incident, while Team ROI took 15 minutes by using AppDynamics....