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

The History and Future of Java Programming Language

As the internet’s renowned programming language, Java has had a profound impact on how people navigate the digital world. Much of what users expect in terms of performance from their devices that access the internet has been set by Java functionality. You don’t have to be a developer, however, to recognize its influence. The story […]




Engineering

The Top 5 Trends That Changed Software Development in 2016

Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a […]




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The Emerging Tech of Virtual Reality Applications

Reality itself is going through a digital transformation thanks to leaps in 3D rendering and the crunch-speed motion feedback data. Although the modern definition of virtual reality (VR) has been making promises for three decades, the emphasis was always on the potential. Now it’s here. This is a tour of the state of VR in […]




Product

An Introduction to the Personal Cloud

Think of an austere, windowless room filled with massive metallic machines. All are hooked together with multi-colored wires and covered in lights that blink at random. What metaphor would you use to describe that? Odds are, you wouldn’t say, “A cloud.” In reality, “the cloud” doesn’t refer to the data center itself but to how […]




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Scaling with Containers at AppSphere 2016

Containers have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. Originally conceived as a way to replace legacy systems completely, container technology has instead become a way to extend monolithic systems with newer, faster technology. As an example of this growth, the 2016 RightScale State of the Cloud Report™ shows Docker adoption rates in 2015 moved […]




Engineering

A Chat With Drew Paroski, Co-Creator of HHVM and Hack

The HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language haven’t really gotten the coverage they deserve. The biggest news in DevOps culture over the past few years had to do with the performance of PHP 7 and the Zend Engine 3. The quieter developments in HHVM may end up being a more influential trend […]




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Battle of the PaaS: Python Apps in the Cloud

In the early days of the web, web pages were static and did not change. Today, however, most websites you visit are like applications you might find on your desktop — they offer dynamic content that changes on the fly. Users can interact with the app and get different information from another user, all without […]




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Javascript: Beyond Just Web Apps

The age of computers is over. You are now living in the age of intelligent processing by just about everything else. Like vacuum tubes and tape drives, desktops and laptops are on their way to becoming odd relics of a distant age, if people remember them at all. That may sound a bit extreme, but […]




Engineering

Python: Beyond Just Web Apps

Python has long been a go-to language for developers creating cutting-edge web applications. However, Python’s advantages of power, versatility, flexibility and ease of programming have made it a favorite language in a multitude of applications, industries, and niches. Examples of Python being used outside the world of Web apps include: The development of an ERP/CRM […]




Engineering

Battle of the PaaS: PHP Apps in the Cloud

Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers have grown rapidly over the last few years. Now you can choose from a number of robust services that can help you rapidly develop, deploy and manage your PHP application. To help you make sense of this crowded market, this article will examine the features, benefits and drawbacks of […]