Fewer bugs, faster releases: How APM improves the SDLC

Breaking down a series of interdependent movements into discrete actions is often the first step to improving the performance of everything from professional orchestras to sports teams. And so it is with software. The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) evolved out of an effort in the late 1960s to put formal quality processes in place … continue reading

Efforts to standardize tracing through OpenTracing

Industry efforts toward distributed tracing have been evolving for decades, and one of the latest initiatives in this arena is OpenTracing, an open distributed standard for apps and OSS packages. APMs like LightStep and Datadog are eagerly pushing forward the emerging specification, as are customer organizations like HomeAway, PayPal and Pinterest, while some other industry … continue reading

Google introduces tracing, debugging and profiling tools for APM

Google has announced new application performance management (APM) capabilities for developers with the introduction of Stackdriver APM and Stackdriver Profiler. These APM solutions are designed to give developers distributed tracing, debugging and profiling tools for their code. According to the company, the APM tools are the same tools Google uses internally to monitor and fine … continue reading

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Instana Joins OpenTracing Specification Council

Instana, the leader in APM solutions for monitoring dynamic containerized microservice applications, today announced the company has become a named member of the OpenTracing Specifications Committee, after many years as a contributor in the OpenTracing community. Furthering their dedication to the diversity of cloud, container and microservice technologies, the company also announced their Silver Membership at the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: InfluxCloud, Datadog’s Java support, and the Cisco Container Platform

InfluxData has announced the latest release of its database-as-a-service, InfluxCloud. New capabilities include improved security, expanded global region support and faster onboarding. In addition, it features pre-built dashboards that allow customers to co-monitor the health of their InfluxCloud as well as new multi-user functionality.  “At InfluxData, we pride ourselves on listening to customers and being responsive … continue reading

3 areas where traditional APMs leave developers exposed

If you’re responsible for creating or managing a customer-facing application for your organization, you have a long list of things to worry about. A scenario like this may actually be at the top of the list: you’ve recently launched a new version of your application to the world, and customers start finding serious issues in … continue reading

LightStep emerges from stealth with a new APM solution

A new company believes it can redefine application performance management, and help enterprises adopt microservices. LightStep emerged from stealth this month with the performance management solution LightStep [x]PM. “I have seen software development change rapidly in the last decade, and I believe we are entering a new era,” said Ben Sigelman, co-founder and CEO at … continue reading

Apollo Android GraphQL client, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, and RisingStack releases open source Node.js debugging tool — SD Times news digest: April 19, 2017

A new open-source project wants to help Android developers work with GraphQL queries. The Apollo Android Graph client is designed to generate Java models from standard GraphQL queries. “These models give you a typesafe API to work with GraphQL servers. Apollo will help you keep your GraphQL query statements together, organized, and easy to access … continue reading

AppDynamics’ spring release lets teams collaborate from ‘code to business performance’

AppDynamics’ spring release is packed with developer features, such as a new developer toolkit so application teams can collaborate from the code all the way through the business’ performance. With AppDynamics’ new developer toolkit, companies can give their application teams the context of how their code is actually impacting the business. According to the company, teams … continue reading

How APM tools help businesses understand the customer’s journey

Monitoring applications and user experiences is like making coffee. A person can heat up the water, measure the exact amount of coffee grinds, and put the right amount of milk or sugar in it, brewing what he or she thinks is the perfect cup of coffee. The assumption is, the person who drinks this cup … continue reading

Raspberry Pi Zero W, Mozilla acquires Pocket, and Ansible Tower 3.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 28, 2017

Raspberry Pi is celebrating its fifth birthday with a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero. The organization announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless LAN and Bluetooth. Zero W aims to fix problems in the last variant by integrating more functionality into its core. It features the Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip for 802.11n wireless … continue reading

Datadog announces new APM solution

Datadog wants to give DevOps team a single-pane-of-glass view into their infrastructure and applications, whether they are running across hybrid clouds, microservices or containers. The company announced the Datadog Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution to provide better visibility and faster issue resolution. “Regardless of the setup, the ability to monitor changes in infrastructure and applications … continue reading

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