How Continuous Integration Works, and The Big Benefit No One Talks About

In a digital world that moves as fast as ours, programmers are applying new, creative ways of thinking to the software development process in a non-stop push for ever-faster turnaround times. In DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI) is increasingly the integration method of choice, in large part because of the speed at which it enables the […]

Improve Your UX and You’re Bound to See eCommerce Success

Commerce has become both digital and global: Online sales are expected to exceed $1.6 trillion dollars by 2020. As a customer preferred way of doing business, ecommerce offers increased selection, value, and convenience. Online shopping also offers merchants increased access to customer data and opportunities to capitalize on that information. If your business isn’t keeping […]

Is NoOps the End of DevOps? Think Again [Infographic]

Automation, a key pillar of the DevOps movement, frees IT operations to focus on higher-level work and collaborate with cross-functional teams. But what if your automation is so good that developers don’t need you anymore? Mike Gualtieri of Forrester Research coined the term NoOps in his controversial blog post “I don’t want DevOps. I want […]

Beyond Bitcoin: How Enterprises Can Integrate Blockchain into Business [Infographic]

In 2016, blockchain technology came close to hitting its peak on Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle, signaling an imminent shift from an emerging, theoretical technology to widespread adoption. Like cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) before it, blockchain is the tech industry’s latest Next Big Thing. Analysts and industry experts say it holds […]

Java vs. Python: Which One Is Best for You? [Infographic]

Few questions in software development are more divisive or tribal than choice of programming language. Software developers often identify strongly with their tools of choice, freely mixing objective facts with subjective preference. The last decade, however, has seen an explosion both in the number of languages used in production and the number of languages an […]

This Is How Amazon’s Servers Rarely Go Down [Infographic]

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s best-in-class cloud services offering, had downtime of only 2.5 hours in 2015. You may think their uptime of 99.9997 percent had something to do with an engineering team of hundreds, a budget of billions, or dozens of data centers across the globe—but you’d be wrong. Amazon’s website, video, and music […]

How Java’s Built-In Garbage Collection Will Make Your Life Better (Most of the Time) [Infographic]

“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 by Machine,” published in 1960. It is the […]

Why User Experience Is Critical to Your Business Outcomes [Infographic]

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—among less dramatic reasons—is why modern organizations have placed the discipline of User […]

The State of DevOps at the Start of 2017 [Infographic]

The word—or rather, the contraction—is simple: DevOps. But DevOps, which refers to the increased communication and collaboration between development and IT operations, is an ever-changing, sometimes complicated term. While “dev” and “ops” used to be siloed into separate philosophies, practices, tools, and work flows, they’re merging into one. The result? A more efficient, reliable process […]

The Most Popular Programming Languages for 2017 [Infographic]

It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017. But with the new year comes new challenges, new opportunities—and, of course—new software projects. One of the most important questions beginner, intermediate, and advanced coders all have to answer before they begin their next project is which programming language to use. Instead of reaching for an old […]

Too many tools, not enough big picture: A case of Franken-monitoring

In recent interview, an IT operations director told us, “We frankly have too many tools, and many of them weren’t performing to our expectations.” If you are an enterprise ops leader managing complex applications, chance are pretty high that you can relate to that statement. At AppDynamics, we call this “Franken-monitoring,” a situation characterized by many, […]

Innovation Catalyst: A changing mandate for the CIO [Infographic]

“CIOs should build a platform for innovation to unlock its potential.” Technology-driven innovation is everywhere. It’s in our electronic devices and in almost every product or service we use as customers in some shape or form. From enterprise social media to algothythmic decision-making apps right through to big data and analytics, it’s pervading the corporate […]