Node.js Archive

A Practical Guide to Popular Node.js MVC Frameworks

Using any programming framework to the fullest extent possible first requires an understanding of advanced software architecture concepts. While writing a little client-side JavaScript does not necessarily require as much consideration when designing a scalable software architecture, the evolution of tools like Node.js means that you could be facing large code bases ...Read More

Beyond the Box: Redis transaction correlation for Node.js

Looking at your nodes The AppDynamics Pro product has boasted an agent for instrumenting Node.js application components for several releases now, which is providing many customers with end to end transaction visibility across their applications incorporating Node.js tiers, as well as – uniquely – method level drill-down into the javascript code itself. ...Read More

Top 5 Performance Metrics for Node.js 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 Node.js application. Specifically this article reviews the ...Read More

Node.js & io.js Back Together Again

In purely technical terms, io.js is a fork of Node.js—they are both JavaScript runtime environments that streamline the process of developing server-side applications. However, the relationship between these two open source projects is more complex than the term ‘fork’ might imply. The split is a clear lens into the way that many ...Read More

5 Quick Node.js Application Performance Tips

This article series has covered a lot of ground: it presented an overview of application performance management (APM), it identified the challenges in implementing an APM strategy, it proposed a top-5 list of important metrics to measure to assess the health of an enterprise Node.js application, and it presented AppDynamics’ approach to ...Read More

Understanding Node.js Memory Leaks

Memory leaks can be a serious problem in Node.js, potentially affecting the performance of your Node apps. Although it might look like a predicament in the back-end is causing the application to fail, the real source of a bug could be a Node.js memory leak. It’s important to understand what memory leaks ...Read More

5 tips to ensure optimal performance of Node.js apps

In this software-defined world, where enterprises are delivering most of their services via web applications and mobile apps, it is very important for them to ensure their customers are getting excellent experience. Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for building fast and scalable web and mobile applications. The Infographic, ...Read More

What kind of developer are you? [QUIZ]

Are you a code maverick? Maybe you’re a buzzword bandit quick to use “SoMoClo” and other trendy terms? Or maybe you’re just not sure which stereotypical bucket you fall under. That’s why we created this highly scientific personality quiz to assess your true developer personality. This quick test asks about your food preferences, tools you ...Read More

Code Poets: The Story of Pretentious Developers [VIDEO]

Every engineering department has one, a self-entitled, cocky developer who thinks their code is flawless. They may even refer to themselves as literal “code poets”. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vooza to provide an inside look, and to serve as a public service announcement for those out there. Check out our ...Read More

What’s new in the Summer ‘14 release for PHP & Node.js Developers

As part of AppDynamics’ Summer ‘14 release, we announced the general availability of our Node.js application performance management product module.  What does this news mean for Node.js developers?  Let’s take a closer look at how our best in class feature set enables developers to deliver better performing, higher quality Node.js apps regardless ...Read More