The Digital Enterprise – Problems and Solutions

According to a recent article featured in Wall Street and Technology, Financial Services (FS) companies have a problem. The article explains that FS companies built more datacenter capacity than they needed when profits were up and demand was rising. Now that profits are lower and demand has not risen as expected the data centers are […]

Instrumenting .NET applications with AppDynamics using NuGet

Introduction One of the coolest things to come out of the .NET stable at AppD this week was the NuGet package for Azure Cloud Services. NuGet makes it a breeze to deploy our .NET agent along with your web and worker roles from inside Visual Studio. For those unfamiliar with NuGet, more information can be […]

Bootstrapping DropWizard apps with AppDynamics on OpenShift by Red Hat

Getting started with DropWizard, OpenShift, and AppDynamics In this blog post, I’ll show you how to deploy a Dropwizard-based application on OpenShift by Red Hat and monitor it with AppDynamics. DropWizard is a high-performance Java framework for building RESTful web services. It is built by the smart folks at Yammer and is available as an […]

Insights from an Investment Banking Monitoring Architect

To put it very simply, Financial Services companies have a unique set of challenges that they have to deal with every day. They are a high priority target for hackers, they are highly regulated by federal and state governments, they deal with and employ some of the most demanding people on the planet, problems with […]

IT holds more business influence than they realise

A ‘well oiled’ organization is one where IT and the rest of the business are working together and on the same page. In order to achieve this there needs to be good communication, and for good communication there needs to be a common language. In most organizations, while IT are striving to achieve their goal […]

AppDynamics Pro on the Windows Azure Store

Over a year ago, AppDynamics announced a partnership with Microsoft and launched AppDynamics Lite on the Windows Azure Store. With AppDynamics Lite, Windows Azure users were able to easily monitor their applications at the code level, allowing them to identify and diagnose performance bottlenecks in real time. Today we’re happy to announce that AppDynamics Pro […]

Monitoring Java Applications with AppDynamics on OpenShift by Red Hat

At AppDynamics, we are all about making it easy to monitor complex applications. That is why we are excited to announce our partnership with OpenShift by RedHat to make it easier than ever before to deploy to the cloud with application performance monitoring built-in. Getting started with OpenShift OpenShift is Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that […]

Going live with a mobile app: Part 4 – Monitoring your mobile application

In the third part of this series I discussed preparing to launch a mobile application with load testing and beta testing and highlighted the differences between the iOS and Android ecosystems. In this post I will dive into monitoring your production mobile application. Production consideration: Crash and Error Reporting Crash and error reporting is a […]

Going live with a mobile app: Part 3 – Launching a mobile application

In the second part of this series I discussed developing a mobile application and choosing a backend platform and building for various network conditions. In this post I will dive into some considerations when launching a mobile application. Mobile app audiences are a notoriously fickle bunch and a poor first impression often results in a […]

How Garmin attacks IT and business problems with Application Performance Management (APM)

If you’ve used a GPS product before you’re probably familiar with Garmin. They are the leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and technologies. In addition to their popular consumer GPS products, Garmin also offers devices for planes, boats, outdoor activities, fitness, and cars. Because end user experience is so important to Garmin and its customers, ensuring the […]

Going live with a mobile app: Part 2 – Developing a mobile application

In the first part of this series I discussed planning your mobile application and how to decide between HTML5 vs Native, iOS vs Android, and how to get started going live with a mobile app. In this post I will dive into some considerations when developing a mobile application. With a large and mature developer […]

Going live with a mobile app: Part 1 – Planning a mobile app

There are many concerns when going live with a modern mobile application, from project planning, to development, to quality assurance and managing a successful launch. In this series we will dive into what it takes to go live with a mobile application on iOS and Android. Whether you are a brick-and-mortar retailer or an eCommerce […]

AppDynamics goes to QCon San Francisco

AppDynamics is at QCon San Francisco this week for another stellar event from the folks at InfoQ. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. If you are in the area this week stop by our booth and say hello! I presented the Performance Testing Crash Course […]

PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 2: The Deep Dive

In my first post on this series I covered some basic tips for optimizing performance in php applications. In this post we are going to dive a bit deeper into the principles and practical tips in scaling PHP. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their […]