Omed Habib

Omed Habib is a Director of Product Marketing at AppDynamics. He originally joined AppDynamics as a Principal Product Manager to lead the development of their world-class PHP, Node.js and Python APM agents. An engineer at heart, Omed fell in love with web-scale architecture while directing technology throughout his career. He spends his time exploring new ways to help some of the largest software deployments in the world meet their performance needs.



Engineering, Product

How to Optimize Enterprise-Scale Node.js Applications

Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for building fast, scalable web and mobile applications. In fact, the 2017 Node.js User Survey reveals that there are currently over 7 million Node.js instances online, with three in four users planning to increase their use of Node.js in the next 12 months. And it’s […]




Product

What Real IT Leaders Are Saying About APM

Application performance management (APM) used to be considered a niche discipline, but it’s rapidly become an essential tool in the modern IT leader’s toolbox. So while APM itself isn’t new, it is new enough that best practices are only now starting to coalesce as organizations embrace APM as part of their regular duties. So what […]




Product

Go for Performance with AppDynamics for Go

When Google gets frustrated with the complexities and slow speed of Internet technology, they do what Google does best — they solve for it. They set out to create a new language that was fast, worked on large server systems, scaled well, and could run concurrency smoothly. The result is Go. And, when our customers […]




Product

The Importance of APM for Developers

Software developers are the modern equivalent of medieval craftsman. In the old days, masters of the constructive arts — such as those who transformed trees into furniture — would take responsibility for the entire user experience. They did everything from design and configuration to implementation and delivery. If a chair leg broke or wobbled, the […]




News

AppD Summit Europe: On the Path to Peak Performance

Look around. Promises are nothing, performance is everything. That’s just as true for developers and operations engineers as it is for the apps they’re responsible for managing. In the tech field, top performers are worth roughly 300 times that of the average knowledge worker, according to an estimate by Google’s VP of Engineering. He also […]




Engineering

Deploying at Scale: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Fabric and SaltStack

The manageability, reliability and powerful technology of remote servers — cloud computing — allows IT managers to deploy hundreds, even thousands of machines. At the same time, the cloud creates a new challenge for sys admins and ops teams: how to maintain and configure all these machines. How do you apply patches, maintain updates and […]




Engineering

The Smoke and Mirrors of UX vs. Application Performance

Can a better UX simultaneously deliver a worse user experience? It sounds like a paradox, but it may be more common than you think. It describes a category of UX design practices that have little to do with improving the actual experience and everything to do with suggesting that the experience is a good one. […]




Engineering

Conversational Technology: Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and the Google Assistant

One of the big laughs from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, where the crew from the future travels back in time to 1986 San Francisco, happens when Scotty is put in front of a PC and the chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise speaks into the mouse, “Hello, computer.” In the 30+ years since […]




Engineering

Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry

Construction has been called the science of the practical. While designers and governmental bodies argue over the limits of the possible, leaders in the construction industry have simply continued to build along the most efficient path. Construction was one of the last industries to get onboard with digital transformation, according to McKinsey’s study on “Imagining […]




Engineering

The Top 5 Worldwide PHP Conferences

Despite the rapid growth of new programming languages and platforms, PHP continues to be a stable workforce that powers much of the web. More than 82 percent of the internet is powered with server-side programming apps using PHP — more than ASP.NET, Java, and ColdFusion. For a while, it looked like other stacks might surpass […]