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

A Performance Analysis of Python WSGI Servers: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we introduced you to WSGI and the top 6 WSGI web servers. In this post, we’ll show you the result of our performance benchmark analysis of these servers. There are many production-grade WSGI servers, and we were curious as to how well they performed. To this end, we constructed […]




Engineering

How Node.js Revolutionized the Retail Space

In a crowded world of popular computer languages, platforms and ecosystems, Node.js is one of the hottest. According to w3techs.com, Node.js usage has gone up 241 percent in the last year alone. Retailers have taken notice and are implementing it on many levels. I am going to share the basics of Node.js, and discuss why […]




Engineering

How Microservices are Transforming Python Development

The goal of any tech business worth its salt is to provide the best product or service to its clients in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. This is just as true in the development of software products as it is in other product design services. Microservices, an app architecture style that leans mostly […]




Product

Battle of the PaaS: Node.js Apps in the Cloud

No matter why you came to Node.js to develop your app (blasting past slow I/O, free data exchange, moving out of the Flash sandbox, etc.) what you want to know now is the best place to host it. The answer to that question, though, really depends on what you want to do when you get […]




Engineering

Predicting the Future of PHP Security – Part 3

In some ways security is an infinite game of chess on a board the size of the world. For every move you make, the hackers have a countermove ready. They are highly motivated to take what you have, so the game never ends; it just switches players once in awhile. In this final blog in […]




News

AppDynamics Database Visibility adds support for MongoDB

AppDynamics is proud to announce support for MongoDB within the Database Visibility module. MongoDB was created in 2007 as a commercial product, switching to open source in 2009. It has grown rapidly due to its storage of data in a small set of documents, field-indexing, high availability and replication, shard-based scalability, ad hoc queries, aggregation […]




Engineering

Using Microservices as a Business Initiative

For microservices to work in an organization, there must be a business initiative attached to it. Questions arise among IT professionals on whether microservices are suited only for giant Web applications like Google and Facebook. However, scale is only one of the business benefits of microservices. In today’s computing environment, innovation and speed are critical. […]




Engineering

A Quick Primer on Microservices

Microservices are a type of software architecture where large applications are made up of small, self-contained units working together through APIs that are not dependent on a specific language. Each service has a limited scope, concentrates on a specific task and is highly independent. This setup allows IT managers and developers to build systems in […]




Engineering

An Introduction to Python Frameworks – Part 1

Python began life in the late 1980s. It was developed by Guido van Rossum at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, a math and computer science research center in Amsterdam Science Park in the Netherlands. Van Rossum continues to be an influential figure in the development and guidance of Python. In fact, members of the Python community […]




Engineering

7 Ways ES2015 Can Improve Your JavaScript Programming

ES6 is a major update to the JavaScript language, the first since the adoption of ES5 in 2009. The features of ES6 are being incorporated into JavaScript engines around the web right now, and the changes are far reaching. The new features in ES6 show how far JavaScript has come over the last two decades. […]