Kevin Goldberg

Kevin Goldberg

Kevin is the Senior Content Marketing Manager for AppDynamics. He's a longtime suffering San Diego Chargers and Padres fan. You can follow him on Twitter at @Kevin_Goldberg



Engineering

Code Poets: The Story of Pretentious Developers [VIDEO]

Every engineering department has one, a self-entitled, cocky developer who thinks their code is flawless. They may even refer to themselves as literal “code poets”. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vooza to provide an inside look, and to serve as a public service announcement for those out there. Check out our video below:   […]




Engineering

Priorities for Application Operations Teams in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we start 2015, IT and Application Operations teams prioritize their goals to improve the overall efficiency, migrate to the cloud, place importance on big data, among other department goals. In case you’ve been living under a rock, and haven’t heard about the monumental success of AppDynamics AppSphere™ 2014, well now you have some required […]




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Cracking the Code: A Holistic Look at the Developer Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are software developer jobs on the rise? Which cities are the most popular for tech workers? Are Computer Science degrees spiking with the tech boom? Which coding language earns developers the highest salary? These are a few of the questions we set out to answer and showcase with our Cracking the Code infographic. Some of […]




Product

Speed Kills: Every (milli)second counts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Application performance tends to be one of those things everyone knows is important, but it’s hard to put a specific number to just how important. Earlier this year, Gartner published their findings (subscription required) from Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, and many others that showed as performance, most notably speed, slows down, their revenue is negatively […]




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The Critical Use Cases for Application Intelligence Among Higher Ed IT Departments

Universities are extremely dependent on the performance of third-party applications in their environment such as Blackboard and Kuali Financial Systems. These applications are vital tools to ensure a seamless user experience and to modernize their course registration, records management, and even financial systems. For schools that had been using homegrown applications or archaic card systems, […]




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Cost of Performance Issues [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all know performance issues — application crashes, stalls, slow downs, etc. — can hurt our business and reputation. However, how can we put an exact dollar amount to these issues, and are other companies experiencing the same problems? Surely Fortune 500 companies can’t afford to have performance issues, right? Wrong. Everyone experiences issues, it’s […]




Product

Focusing on Business Transactions is a Proven Best Practice

In today’s software-defined business era, uptime and availability are key to the business survival. The application is the business. However, ensuring proper application performance remains a daunting task for their production environments, where do you start? Enter Business Transactions. By starting to focus on the end-user experience and measuring application performance based on their interactions, […]




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Don’t Treat the Symptoms — The Importance of Finding the Root Cause

I was recently reading Freakonomics’ authors Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner’s latest book, Think Like a Freak, and passed over a quote that really resonated with me: So rather than address their root causes, we often spend billions of dollars treating the symptoms and are left to grimace when the problem remains. Sure […]




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Game of Phones — All Apps Must Thrive [INFOGRAPHIC]

Feeding off of our previous blog post, we were curious about the trends for mobile applications. Obviously, we know the mobile space is growing at a rapid pace with new apps continuously coming out, but what are the implications of this growth? How does performance impact apps and their users? What kind of revenue is […]




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Game of Phones – All Apps Must Thrive

As the fourth installment of HBO’s ever popular hit series, Game of Thrones, premiered this past Saturday, millions of viewers were frustrated to find out HBO Go crashed due to overwhelming demand. A discouraging sign for fans who wanted to watch the highly-anticipated premiere. An HBO Go representative confirmed the technical issues in a statement […]