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Is Azure the dominant cloud-based development infrastructure of the future? There’s some good evidence to support that claim. At last year’s Dell World conference in Austin, TX, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced on stage that there are only two horses in the contest for...
“No provision need be made for the user to program the return of registers to the free-storage list.” This line (along with the dozen or so that followed it) is buried in the middle of John McCarthy’s landmark paper, “Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation b...
Despite the rapid growth of new programming languages and platforms, PHP continues to be a stable workforce that powers much of the web. More than 82 percent of the internet is powered with server-side programming apps using PHP — more than ASP.NET, Java, and ColdFusion. For a while, i...
In the late 1990s, Microsoft began working on a general purpose development platform that quickly became the infrastructure for building, deploying, and running an unlimited number of applications and services with relative ease while focusing on the Internet User Experience (IUE). The...
Look at how far we’ve come. Just seven decades ago, the word “computer” referred to someone in an office with a pile of charts and a slide rule. Then ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared. It was followed quickly by the Commodore 64 personal computer and later, the iPhone. Tod...
There are customers who love engaging with your business, and those who don’t. Now more than ever, this dichotomy has significant competitive implications. Social media enables the user experience to go viral, which gives a megaphone to your business’s most dissatisfied customers. This...
On June 27, Microsoft announced the release of a project several years in the making — .NET Core. The solution resulted from the need for a nonproprietary version of Microsoft’s .NET Framework — one that runs on Mac and several versions of Linux, as well as on Windows. This cross-platf...
As the world becomes more connected and technology continues to evolve, your success as a programmer depends on your ability to learn and adapt. Any seasoned developer knows you should always be looking for ways to improve your programming skills. On that note, whether you’re new to th...
C++ is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It’s very fast and used for many high-profile projects, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Office. C++ is a mid-level language that communicates close to the hardware layer while still being easier to program than lo...
As the internet’s renowned programming language, Java has had a profound impact on how people navigate the digital world. Much of what users expect in terms of performance from their devices that access the internet has been set by Java functionality. You don’t have to be a developer, ...
Now that AppSphere 2016 is over, I have been reflecting on the track sessions that I managed and the ones that I watched at the event. While all of them were very good, there are a couple which really stand out for me. One of these was ‘Standard Bank’s: Agile, DevOps & the Role of ...
One thing I have learned so far this holiday season is that a 15 pound turkey is too big for only 4 people! I love this time of year as it’s a chance for me to take time and read a number of the predictions articles that have come out in recent weeks. Here are some that have caught my ...
In the old days, before 2012, software engineers would often go to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to catch up on the latest developments in software and hardware. CES tended to be more of a hardware show, however. A few years ago, Microsoft recognized this fact and de...
At AppSphere 2016, we gave attendees a glimpse into the future of our new license management system. As we continue to grow in large enterprises and gain broader adoption across more parts of the organizations we service, our customers have asked us to help their administrators manage ...
How great are winning streaks? You get validation for hard work (which is, of course, the only way you have long term success. I’m not talking lucky streak, here.). It draws attention to the good work you’re doing. And it lends credibility. And as the world continues to speed up, atten...
Bhaskar Sunkara, co-founder and CTO of AppDynamics, announced a new innovation initiative called AppD Labs during Day 2 of AppSphere 2016. It was a casual atmosphere billed as “quality engineering time”, as guests were treated to beer service upon entering the General Sessi...
The new “speed” conversation When you’ve been writing marketing about tech companies since the dawn of the millennium, as I have, you hear the topic of speed come up a lot. And rightfully so. It is, of course, a vital metric and, in a marketing sense, a crucial differentiator when sell...
In a session at AppSphere 2016, Blackbaud presented “How Blackbaud Transformed From On-Prem to SaaS Through DevOps and AppDynamics”, where Blackbaud shared the challenges and benefits of moving from an on-premise model to an SaaS-delivered model. They also discussed how DevOps practice...
We saw many exciting demos at AppSphere 2016 which showcased new capabilities of the App iQ Platform. To pull off these live demos on stage, numerous cross functional teams put in months of planning and weeks of setup and rehearsal to make sure each demo was delivered successfully. Ent...
If you attended AppSphere 2016 in Las Vegas, or visited AppDynamics University, you’re probably aware that we recently launched our first official certification program. If you haven’t heard about it, we have some relevant info to share with you. First, what is it, and who is it for? W...
At AppDynamics, our employees come from some of the best and most renowned universities worldwide. This also includes many of the younger, fresher faces of our company. On-campus recruiting begins in the fall and continues until the early months of winter, in which we interview hundred...
Now that another successful AppSphere 2016 has come and gone, we’re already on to planning the next major event in which AppDynamics is participating. Held in Las Vegas, the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is the oldest consecutively running e...
As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend with thoughts of relaxing with family and friends, there are a group of folks who will still be working or on call the whole time. The Dev and Operations teams of major online stores will have been preparing for this period for many months. Cybe...
The line between IT and business is getting blurry. Modern CIOs are aiming to transform IT organizations to be more customer-centric and shift the culture from servicing the business to driving the business. Not changing with the times can have dire consequences — Forbes Global 2000 co...
Flying out in front One of the world’s largest airlines, United Airlines, has an impressive history of using one of humankind’s greatest innovations — the airplane — to serve people. On April 6, 1926, pilot Leon “Lee” Cuddeback flew a Laird Swallow biplane flew from Boise, Idaho, to th...
Return to sender, dress is a no. Not my style — even with a discount code Welcome to the busiest time of the year for retailers This week marks one of the busiest sales periods for retail, with Black Friday being a central focus for consumers and the media alike. During the holiday per...
Business iQ combines business and application performance into a single, real-time view With the launch of Business iQ at AppSphere 2016, many customers have asked us about the new business-focused dashboards they saw in our on-stage demo. Our customers want to understand how AppDynami...
Business iQ is the revolutionary new App iQ performance engine that enables business outcome monitoring in addition to your traditional application monitoring. AppDynamics’ unique and patented approach to application performance management (APM) has allowed us to analyze business metri...
Life in the digital transformation Maybe you don’t gamble, but imagine you’re in a major Las Vegas casino feeding some dollars into a slot machine. The reels are spinning. They begin to stop one at a time: Triple Diamond… Triple Diamond… Your adrenaline kicks up… Triple Diamond! Then s...
As part of AppDynamics’ fall 2016 release, we’re excited to announce Business iQ, a new breakthrough App iQ performance engine enabling enterprises to drive success throughout every phase of their digital transformation journey. Built to empower modern CIOs to transition their organiza...
Businesses today need to move at high velocity in order to remain competitive. The digital transformation that has propelled many industries to make investments in their applications now requires tighter alignment between business and IT. In order to achieve ideal velocity, companies m...
It’s that time of the year- Gartner’s next Symposium/ITxpo is taking place in Barcelona this week, and the AppDynamics team is onsite attending again. Last year we were impressed by discussions with CIOs and senior IT executives around how important application performance is to drivin...
Think of an austere, windowless room filled with massive metallic machines. All are hooked together with multi-colored wires and covered in lights that blink at random. What metaphor would you use to describe that? Odds are, you wouldn’t say, “A cloud.” In reality, &#...
For the second year in a row, I’ve been honored with the task of managing the Deep Dive sessions at AppSphere. This year we have some really great sessions planned. Much of the content is focused on what we’ve delivered in the last year and what’s coming up in the fut...
Containers have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. Originally conceived as a way to replace legacy systems completely, container technology has instead become a way to extend monolithic systems with newer, faster technology. As an example of this growth, the 2016 RightSc...