Understanding php.ini

Introduction Your php.ini file provides a considerable amount of power over the behavior of your PHP application ecosystem. Let’s jump into some of the most common declaratives and discuss how they impact your application performance and behavior. I won’t go into an explanation of each setting that is available, but I’ll cover ...Read More

How Jostens Improved End-User Experience for Online Yearbooks

Jostens is one of the world’s leading providers of yearbooks, class rings, graduation materials, and championship rings, including the NFL Super Bowl rings. Earlier this year, Jostens deployed AppDynamics to manage several of their applications. I talked with Theresa Chasar, Sr. Director, IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Services at Jostens about their experience ...Read More

AppDynamics Now Monitors Python Applications, Enter our Beta Program!

Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. No wonder why it showed up as most popular coding language of 2015 in the annual CodeEval’s annual publication where they publish data on the “Most Popular Coding Languages” based on hundreds of thousands of data points ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Future Proofing Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

How can you plan and strategize your mobile app for the future? In the fifth, and final part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we discuss how to ensure the future quality of your app and maintain success. Hopefully, you’ve put, or are planning to put, into practice ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Using Key Metrics to Optimize Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

DAU, MAU, crashes, stalls? Which metrics should you be analyzing to optimize your mobile app? In the fourth part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we debate which metrics and KPIs should you look towards more measuring the success of your app? Obviously, the overarching metric you ...Read More

Driving Business Decisions Off Data

There are multiple systems in use for basing business decisions. The popular business intelligence (BI) market focuses on the use of back office data that must be aggregated or otherwise centralized and sliced and diced to make business decisions. While this is clearly critical data, and BI is a $14.4B market according ...Read More

Scaling Your Application Efficiently – Horizontal or Vertical?

Anyone deploying an application in production probably has some experience with scaling to meet increased demand. A generation ago, virtualization made scaling your application as simple as increasing your instance count or size. However, now with the advent of cloud, you can scale to theoretical infinity. Maybe you’ve even set up some ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Ensuring Quality of the Mobile Application Experience [VIDEO]

In the third part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we start discussing the importance of the user experience with a mobile app. Obviously, app store ratings play a large role in driving downloads and ultimately the success of your app. How can you create a coveted 5-star ...Read More

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Automation

Following on from my blog post on Culture, I want to turn my attention to the next letter in the CALMS model – the letter A for Automation. If you boil down DevOps to its basics then it’s all about releasing new applications or features at speed while maintaining quality. In order ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Identifying Mobile Opportunities [VIDEO]

In our second video installment of the How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we delve into the use cases where the mobile form factor is best leveraged. If you haven’t seen the first part of the series, Mobile Application Strategy, check it out now! Jonah Kowall, John Rakowski, Kalyan ...Read More