Engineering

Come visit AppDynamics at JavaOne 2012!

  We came to JavaOne for the first time in 2011, and we liked it so much that not only are we sponsoring the event again, but this year we’re pulling out all the stops. At JavaOne 2012 we’ll have a bigger booth (#5115 – come check it out!), more demo stations, more awesome AppDynamics […]

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It’s Almost Time to Jam

We’re pretty excited about our first AppJam User Group Summit in the USA! Hosted by our very own App Man–who couldn’t write this post because he’s busy dry cleaning his costume–AppJam is an opportunity for AppDynamics customers to network, share best practices, and learn from one another as well as the AppDynamos. We have an amazing […]

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How Monitoring Analytics can make DevOps more Agile

The word “analytics” is an interesting and often abused term in the world of application monitoring. For the sake of correctness, I’m going to reference Wikipedia in how I define analytics: Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Simply put, analytics should make IT’s life easier. Analytics should point out the bleeding […]

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Seven Habits of DevOps

As you may have heard by now, Stephen Covey – the author of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” passed away this week. He published this book for the first time in 1989, just as I was entering the workforce and had a strong influence on how I analyzed my own effectiveness. To honor him […]

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2 Fast 2 Furious: When Organizations become too Agile

Taken from JAX Conference Keynote 2012 in Mainz: Declaring yourself “Agile” no longer means you’re automatically cool or competitive. It might have in the olden days, when teams would be considered agile if they did 5 releases a year–but the word today has assumed a completely different meaning. Now, many organizations will happily admit to […]

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4 Lessons that Operations Can Learn From Batman

In honor of the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, let’s take a look at one of the most celebrated heroes in history—Batman. (Okay, granted, he’s not real. But that doesn’t mean he can’t help us understand some best practices regarding application uptime and availability, right? Look, just bear with me here.) 1. Always have […]

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What’s the big deal with AppDynamics Azure Monitoring?

Let me guess: you’re probably expecting AppDynamics to be “another monitoring solution” for Windows Azure. You’re expecting it to show you basic server metrics like CPU, memory and disk I/O, along with a few CLR counters thrown in for good measure. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you–but these metrics in isolation are about as useful […]

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Users share their AppDynamics Lite for .NET Experiences

A week has passed since we officially launched our free version of AppDynamics Lite for .NET to the public, and so far its been garnering attention and positive reviews from the APM community. For example, someone from a major Canadian telecommunications company downloaded .NET Lite and informed us on how quickly they were able to […]

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Monitoring .NET applications just got way better

A frustrated user calls to inform you that your .NET application is running slow in production. Pop quiz hotshot, what do you do? The most obvious choice would be to check system resource of your IIS web servers that run your application. For example, Performance Monitor (Perfmon) in Windows gives you visibility of how an application […]

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The New Generation of Enterprise Java: Designing for the Next Big Thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytmZ4SF3hKI There’s been a generational shift in how Java enterprise applications are created: they have been broken down from a monolithic architecture into multiple services, and they’re highly interconnected and distributed. How can Java developers and Operations teams adapt to these changes? This keynote will discuss the 4 Big Things that Java professionals need to […]