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How to Monitor Code You Didn’t Write

Almost no one writes all their own code. Whether you are an engineer in IT operations or a developer, you are most likely working with code written by someone outside your organization. As a result, one question we hear repeatedly is how do you monitor third-party code? The answer is that it depends whether you […]

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How APM Can Support Service Assurance

I’m a New Zealand-based Senior Sales Engineer for AppDynamics with more than 12 years of experience in the IT sector. I’ve had a lot of interesting work-related experiences over the years—living in Thai hospitals, traveling by armed convoy to remote gold mining sites, and even getting down and dirty with calculating the yield of offal […]

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Expanding Amazon Web Services Monitoring with AppDynamics

Enterprises are increasingly moving their applications to the cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider. In this blog, I will provide some additional details on the expanded support of AWS monitoring. 20 AWS Monitoring Extensions The AppDynamics platform is highly extensible to monitor various technology solutions that are not discovered natively. […]

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Amazon ECS or EKS? AppDynamics Supports Both

You’ve probably read our recent blog on monitoring Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) with AppDynamics, which integrates seamlessly into EKS environments. There are multiple approaches to running Docker containers in AWS, and we support them. The two main flavors are Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and EKS. Here’s how they differ, and why […]

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Puppet, an Oldie but Goodie: A DevOps Eponym

Calling a software company that was founded in 2005 an “oldie but goodie” might sound a little ludicrous. After all, AppDynamics, founded in 2008, was not far behind. But technology advances at a dizzying pace, and it’s not unusual for “older” tech of a decade or so to feel antiquated, even quaint. So does Puppet, […]

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Why Application Intelligence + Network Intelligence Equals Better Business Outcomes

As more enterprises distribute applications not only between data centers, but also across data centers and multiple clouds, the application footprint is growing in size and complexity. And with companies increasingly relying on better end-to-end performance as a key requirement for business success, performance implications for these highly distributed and scalable applications are greater than […]

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WWT is Taking AppDynamics from the War Room to the Board Room

One question has loomed in the minds of CIOs and enterprise technology leaders for years, “How is  our investment in technology and software, impacting the success of the enterprise?” As advanced technology has helped mature this question over the years, organisations have sought to better understand the importance of technology and applications, and how these […]

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Tips for Modern Software Testing

Developers often dream of starting a new code project from scratch, but most have to make do with a legacy project. The best they can hope for is a rewrite. I was lucky. In my previous role as a development manager at a large financial institution, I had the pleasure to work on a greenfield […]

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4 Types of Continuous Performance Testing for a DevOps World

No one wants to write fragile, unreliable code. Developers want to build software that is bulletproof and that bounces back if there is a deficiency in a backend service. Coding well takes talent and experience. But resiliency is ultimately the result of performance testing, rigor, and quality feedback. In my last blog post, “The Importance […]

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Improve the Productivity of Relationship Managers and Financial Advisors with Business iQ

Every job has its mundane administrative tasks, and we all hate them. In the world of wealth management, relationship managers are pressured to serve as many existing customers and prospects as they can with the ultimate goal of increasing the assets under management (AUM)—one of the key metrics used to measure their productivity. Similarly, in […]