Visualizing and tracking your microservices

There is no question that microservices architectures are the current rage for software design. IT professionals and developers I speak to are migrating to this pattern pretty consistently. Meeting dozens of prospects and customers in the last ten weeks at AppDynamics, I’ve asked this question regularly— are you using or thinking about ...Read More

DevOps in 2015 – Beyond Basic Metrics

This article originally appeared on CodeProject.com It’s 2015, do you know how your web applications are behaving in their production environments? Maybe you’ve got some front-end analytics plugin installed with some server monitoring also configured so you can see the processor and memory utilization of your servers. The outstanding question is: Do ...Read More

Introduction to PHP Security – Part 1

It is a question that has daunted software engineers for decades: how secure is my software application? Modern web application development has evolved to a point where one can build and launch an entire product or company revolved around a full-fledged software-as-a-service. The only interface to your product is the UI provided ...Read More

16 Metrics to Ensure Mobile App Success: Part 3 Business Metrics

In post 1, I walked you through the metrics 1 through 5 on how to properly monitor and analyze performance metrics. These stats include app crash rate, API latency, end-to-end application latency, app loads per period, and network errors. By properly monitoring and optimizing for these metrics, a mobile app development team ...Read More

The Future of Mobile Payments

In my earlier post, I talked about the different methods mobile app developers can monetize their apps. Discussing the comparisons between free vs. paid apps, in-app purchases, and e-commerce apps.  In this post I’d like to look towards the future. How can mobile developers best utilize the latest mobile e-commerce technology that’s ...Read More

Delivering Value with BizDevOps

Companies are rapidly adopting DevOps practices to create higher-quality software faster and more efficiently to improve customer experience, lower IT costs and enhance productivity.  But the key to success for software-driven businesses is delivering value with BizDevOps. Using both lean and agile methodologies, DevOps brings software development, IT operations and quality assurance ...Read More

Comparing Mobile App Monetization and Payments Methods

Just to set the stage for this blog post, according to BCG, Banks handled $410 Trillion (yes, with a T) dollars in non-cash payments in 2013. These days, nearly all businesses are becoming software-defined, and much of that software business is increasingly becoming mobile business. According to a recent report by Akamai ...Read More

Prospects uses AppDynamics APM to see into their complex environment

Recently, I was able to meet and chat briefly with Kalpesh Vadera, Computer Services Manager for Prospects — an online seller of higher education study guides. Since Prospects is ultimately an e-commerce site, their performance is crucial to their bottom line. Any outages or stalls will hurt incoming revenue. Therefore, they put ...Read More

Top 5 Java Performance Metrics to Capture in Enterprise Applications

The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise Java application. Specifically this article reviews the ...Read More

Internet of Things (IoT): Changing how we live and take care of business

Harvard Business Review published a blog about the Internet of Things (IoT) and markets where IoT has grown strong. Blog author, Simona Jankowski, wrote, “IoT is expected to connect 28 billion “things” to the internet by 2020, ranging from wearable devices such as smartwatches to automobiles, appliances, and industrial equipment.” That kind ...Read More