DevOps

December 17, 2013

In APMdigest's highly popular and well-respected annual list of APM predictions, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management (APM) will evolve and impact business in 2014 ...

December 05, 2013

Recent data on the world's fastest 4G LTE network speeds places the USA 8th. Some will use this as an excuse for the poor performance of their mobile applications and why they fail to meet user expectations. For a majority, however, this information confirms what they have always known: the network was never and will never be the answer to better performance ...

November 11, 2013

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the top goal of many online retailers and e-commerce companies is delivering superior online experiences that drive conversions. This should come as no surprise, with eMarketer predicting United States e-commerce revenues to increase about 15.1 percent year-over-year during the prime holiday shopping months of November and December. Here are the top five must-have e-commerce features that can help you grow your business this holiday season ...

November 06, 2013

Don’t get me wrong, this isn't a political statement. Applications don't care if you are a Republican or a Democrat. They don't care if they were created in Canada or India, or if they are written in Ruby, Java or .NET. And the bottom line is that I don't care either — because the real problem behind the site's performance problems is dead simple — lack of testing ...

October 10, 2013

Today’s mobile-connected consumers have more power of choice than ever before and a digital loudspeaker with which to make their voices heard. And they have four big demands: newer, faster, cheaper, and better. For these reasons, application development is at the core of delivering the kind of enhanced customer experience and brand loyalty that can set a business apart from the competition and increase sales ...

August 27, 2013

The goal of every software developer and tester is to produce applications that meet user expectations and achieve business objectives. Standing in their way is the need to understand and predict the production environment and how real-world end users will experience the application ...

July 29, 2013

APM may be brought in to help resuscitate an application that has recently become lethargic or assist the team in rehabilitating an intrinsic codebase. Once the goal is attained however, the propensity to pigeonhole APM as point solution is high ...

May 21, 2013

DevOps emerged as a philosophy for bridging the gap between operations and development silos, where each focused on different priorities, using different processes and tools. This article will focus on some key challenges existing in the DevOps approach — challenges that leave operations to wade through overwhelming amounts of operational data — and how new analytics-based tools stand to provide insight into meaningful information, ultimately closing this gap, and putting development and operations into better synch ...

April 24, 2013

What if your mission-critical app is not designed to last? What if your app is perishable with a shelf life of only a few hours or days? With these apps, traditional monitoring and remediation become irrelevant. The app will expire before it can be fixed. But, that doesn't mean that perishable apps are fated to be poor performing and unsatisfying. Proper planning, testing, and additional resources can keep your perishable apps from going bad ...

April 19, 2013

The "Butterfly Effect" theoretically describes a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings weeks before. This highlights a sensitive dependence on environmental conditions where a small change at one place (Dev Env) can result in large differences to a later state (Production) ...

March 26, 2013

Bojan Simic, President and Principal Analyst at TRAC Research, talks about the APM Spectrum report, APM analytics, virtualization, and different types of APM for different job roles ...

March 17, 2013

“Testing, 1, 2. Check check. Testing.” If you've been going to live concerts and rock shows for any length of time, chances are you've seen a roadie or band member on stage doing this common microphone check. Similar parallels can be found in the world of application performance ...

March 12, 2013

For many of us in the application or software development industry, APM was supposed to be a magic bullet, a way to catch the occasional unforeseen mistake that slipped through to production releases. In reality, even with APM tools reporting production issues, there has been no discernable increase in the quality of applications delivered ...

March 07, 2013

Two thirds of those surveyed in a Vanson Bourne global study are concerned that they lack the skills to develop and maintain an appropriate, modern app in-house. Let's call this inability to connect end-users with enterprise approved mobile applications the App Gap ...

February 07, 2013

Smart businesses are always looking for ways to be more productive and cost effective by leveraging industry trends. Serena surveyed IT professionals and business executives in late 2012 on what they viewed as their top IT priorities for 2013. You may be surprised at the results ...

January 10, 2013

Windows 8 represents the very latest in application development and deployment architecture from Microsoft, allowing today’s developers to showcase their applications on a new and modern platform. But how will it change APM?

December 19, 2012

Industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial and contradictory predictions on how APM will change and impact business in 2013 ...

December 11, 2012

IT is struggling to keep up with the resulting pace of service demand, according to a new survey by Serena of 200 IT professionals that focused on the current state of IT Service Management (ITSM), with a particular focus on what ITIL calls Service Transition ...

December 07, 2012

I vividly remember my first foray into application performance testing ...

November 12, 2012

More than half (60 percent) of respondents in the North American ‘Business Benefits of Service Virtualization’ study conducted by CA Technologies claim that customer-facing applications are delayed as a result of endemic constraints within the software development and testing environment including limited access to infrastructure, databases and undeveloped applications.

November 06, 2012

Continuous delivery, continuous deployment and continuous integration — what do these all mean and are they the same thing, or even related? There is a lot of confusion around continuous delivery, but what isn't a mystery is that this topic and manner of releasing applications into production is a hot button issue in the industry right now ...

October 29, 2012

When Apple talks, people listen. When Apple acts, people change their behaviors. In short, Apple does stuff that matters, both to consumers and businesses. In that light, its decision to offer Apple Link Conditioner as part of the iOS 6 developer package should be a wake-up call to mobile application developers: Apple says mobile application performance matters ...

October 05, 2012

Serena Software announced the results of a new global survey of IT professionals that focused on the current state of agile software development, revealing many challenges.

September 28, 2012

Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst at Ovum, talks about APM hot topics including Big Data, Cloud, SaaS, Mobile and DevOps ...

September 07, 2012

Once again, EMA finds itself in a situation where how we cover critical “hot topics” becomes an exercise in acronymic disarray. In this case the culprits are Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Service Lifecycle Management (the other SLM) and the now notorious “DevOps”. The three weave a stream of sometimes complementary, sometimes conflicting insights into what is primarily a schizophrenic situation for IT organizations ...

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