Diving Into What’s New in PHP & Node.js Monitoring

In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added quite a few features to our PHP APM solution and announce beta support for Node.js applications. We now have the best APM solution in the market for PHP applications with support for PHP versions 5.2 to 5.5:   Our Java and .NET customers know and love our […]

Announcing AppDynamics 2014 Spring Release

AppDynamics is excited to announce the  2014 Spring Release of the AppDynamics platform which continues our tradition of disruptive innovation and extends our leadership position through: Expanded support for a wide range of applications and frameworks including Java, .Net, PHP, Scala, and now Node.js applications Launches mobile application performance monitoring to include end to end […]

AppDynamics goes to Forum PHP

The AppDynamics team went to Forum PHP in Paris, France this week. If you are in the area, stop by our booth and say hello. I presented on Scaling PHP in the real world which is a talk based on my series of blog posts on php performance. If you weren’t able to make it […]

An Example of How Node.js is Faster Than PHP – Part 2

In my previous post I installed and configured Ghost (a node.js based blogging platform) and WordPress (a PHP based blogging platform and CMS). The purpose of that blog post was to test relative performance of the 2 platforms to see which one could handle more load. The test doesn’t compare like code between node.js and […]

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 […]

AppDynamics 3.7.8 – New Features Abound

I love it when my favorite applications release new features. AppDynamics has shifted to a new release model which enables us to release more features faster while maintaining high quality code. The end result is that you, the users, get the cool features you need without having to wait around for 6 months for a […]

AppDynamics selects AppDynamics to monitor AppDynamics.com

Today we announced a great milestone at AppDynamics: We have selected an application performance management (APM) solution to monitor our Drupal/WordPress website, and we decided to go with AppDynamics. In order to get a pretty sweet discount on the product we agreed to sell our souls and do a press release AND a video testimonial. […]

AppDynamics goes to LonestarPHP

The AppDynamics team is in Addison, Texas this week to showcase AppDynamics for PHP at the LonestarPHP Conference. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the PHP world. Stop by our booth if you’re in the area! Check out the slides from my talk, “Scaling […]

PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 1: The Basics

We all know performance is important, but performance tuning is too often an afterthought. As a result, taking on a performance tuning project for a slow application can be pretty intimidating – where do you even begin? In this series I’ll tell you about the strategies and technologies that (in my experience) have been the […]

Introducing AppDynamics for PHP

It’s been about 12 years since I last scripted in PHP. I pretty much paid my way through college building PHP websites for small companies that wanted a web presence. Back then PHP was the perfect choice, because nearly all the internet service providers had PHP support for free if you registered domain names with them. Java and .NET wasn’t an option […]