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New Gartner APM Report Findings: Big Surprises?

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Gartner just published an interesting new report written by Federica De Silva, and Jonah Kowall entitled  “Growth and Criticality of APM Shift Innovation Toward Agile Vendors”.  (As always, we were happy to see SmartBear in the report as a leading vendor to watch!) The … [Read more...]

[Video Interview] DevOps Days Boston 2014: Experts Share Trends and Takeaways

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  Last week we had the opportunity to hang out with some really awesome people and industry experts at the DevOps Days Event held at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center right in our backyard here in Boston. A couple of those awesome experts included Trevor Parsons, … [Read more...]

6 Values Developers and Operations Share in APM Solutions

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In a recent post, we looked at the external APM ecology: what factors help promote the use of APM in the organization. While the on-site Dev and Ops cliques have their own desires and needs, they both have common interests. Those common interests should show up in an APM … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use Log Data to Analyze System Performance

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  This guest post was written by Trevor Parsons, PhD; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. Recently we looked across some of the most common behaviors that our community of 25,000 users looked for in their logs with a particular focus on web server … [Read more...]

API Craft Detroit 2014: Hypermedia Rising

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I had the honor to be one of the attendees at the first annual API Craft Detroit conference last year, which was so successful that it spawned abunch of API Meetups around the globe (I regularly attend API Craft Boston, which is a roving band of API lovers who tough out the … [Read more...]

On the Reusability of Test Scripts

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Automating your testing efforts is paramount to agile and expedient software delivery. However, the implementation details of automating tests diverge very quickly down paths defined by what level of testing you’re performing. Developers have unit tests in IDEs, QA testers … [Read more...]

Why Today’s APM Solutions Aren’t Optimized for DevOps

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In a previous blog, Two APM Takeaways from Velocity Santa Clara 2014, I talked about fragmentation of solutions as a major trend in the APM space. Most vendors are providing a singular solution for some part of performance management, but yet, very few are able to provide a … [Read more...]

Why DevOps Makes Your Test Role Even More Important

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DevOps is one of the latest software development movements. If you aren’t familiar with it, the high level summary is that it’s essentially the integration of IT Operations with the development process. This requires significantly more than just inviting Ops to your … [Read more...]

The Importance of Writing Testable Code

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We recently sat down with the testing team at Infinio in Cambridge, MA to learn how they have implemented their test automation strategy. The cool thing about their strategy is that the whole development team (developers and testers) work together to create testable code … [Read more...]

An APM Solution Divided Cannot Stand

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Frustrations with lack of tool unification might just lead to revolution in the APM space... Application Performance Management (APM) is a broad concept, and many technologies fall under its umbrella. With renewed focus on performance, APM is a very hot topic and a high … [Read more...]