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APMing Docker-Contained Applications

We’ve all heard of Docker by now. One of the main reasons for using Docker is to eliminate the support-matrix hell. Instead of developing on a machine that has little in common with the test and production environments,… Read More

Apple iOS Encryption

Apple has announced that with iOS8, which was made available to the public on September 17, Apple no longer stores the encryption key of the device so that the device can be unlocked by law enforcement. This encryption… Read More

Java Bytecode Instrumentation: An Introduction

This post is not a usual one since I simply want to address a technical question: “what is Java bytecode instrumentation (BCI)” and also explain what can and can’t be done with BCI regarding the problem of transaction tracing…. Read More

APM Transaction Topology Mapping

Here we explain how SharePath Transaction Topology Mapping works and how it lets users pinpoint performance problems in an application and automatically map components in an architecture through auto discovery. What is transaction topology mapping? A topology is a… Read More

Enterprise Application Performance Management

  In the perfectly elastic, brand new, and unfortunately mythical enterprise that we mentioned earlier, all applications were developed using Java, .Net, PHP, Ruby, or another modern environment. It is certainly true that there are many Enterprise Application… Read More

Software Application Performance

  How do you escape from good Enough island? Most people start with a fresh look at their strategy, architecture, and software portfolio. They do a white board exercise and design a cloud-centered, standards-based, open source, SaaS, PaaS,… Read More

Redefining Application Performance

Remember three-second response times? In the days when everyone wore a suit to work, application performance was measured in seconds. Any response time less than three seconds was a victory. At five seconds, the telephone calls began. More than that and… Read More

The Top 3 Reasons an Application Hangs

Do you experience application hang problems? If so, read this article to discover the top 3 reasons applications hang and cause slow performance. If you have been in the IT industry long enough, you probably know this story… Read More

Performance Monitoring Basic Statistics and Google Sheets

In order to have a better understanding about performance monitoring, one should have some understanding of statistics. (This is increasingly true as that is the technology that drives analytics.) The most basic statistics are the average, standard deviation,… Read More

Vodafone Outlines Surveillance Impact

Some of our readers have expressed concerns about the impact of surveillance of communications and network traffic. They view this as a potential problem for business in general, and cloud-based applications in particular. Vodafone is one of the… Read More

Root Cause Analysis

One should adopt a systemic approach to root cause analysis, so that the same procedure can be deployed over and again and improved with each iteration to find and correct weaknesses in processes and system. Plus to put… Read More

eBay Passwords Stolen: How Hackers Attack

eBay sent out this email to more than 350 million people this week, saying their password database had been stolen by hackers. eBay owns Paypal, so there is a real threat to your pocketbook if you don’t change… Read More