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Reflecting on the Perform Global User Conference

Another wonderful Perform Conference! Great American purchased the Dynatrace Software in December of 2012, and we made our first appearance at the Perform Conference 9 months later (2013).  We had no idea what to expect last October, but ... More >

The performance impact of Asynchronous programming in C#

Behind the .NET 4.5 Async Scene: The performance impact of Asynchronous programming in C#

Since .NET version 4.5, the C# language has two new keywords: async and await. The purpose of these new keywords is to support asynchronous programming. This post explains what these two keywords do, what they don’t do, and what the impact ... More >

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Web and App Server Monitoring Basics: Trending Transaction Performance and Throughput

On our about:performance blog we talk a lot about problem patterns such as too many database statements, wasteful memory management leading too much garbage collection, web performance worst practices or performance of cloud and virtualized ... More >

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Playbook for Performance at Velocity New York 2014

Last week at Velocity Conference - New York I had the opportunity to sit in keynote address by Mikey Dickerson on the topic "One Year After healthcare.gov: Where Are We Now?" Mikey Dickerson is the Administrator/Deputy CIO of ... More >

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Bad Deployments: The Performance Impact of Recursive Browser Redirect Loops

100% Coverage I just recently wrote a blog about BOTs causing unwanted traffic on our servers. Right after I wrote this blog I was notified about yet another “interesting” and unusual load behavior on our download page which is used by ... More >

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dynaTrace: Correcting Mis-Representations

It’s hard to argue with facts. That’s probably why AppDynamics’ spin machine has been hard at work lately, trying to find distorted angles and mis-representations about our capabilities. This is an attempt to distract from their own ... More >

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Defending Network Performance with Packet Level Detail

My favorite war room accusation is: “It’s always the network at fault!” Whether you’re the one taking the blame or the one pointing the finger likely has everything to do with which seat you occupy in that war room. I suppose that comes ... More >

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Detecting Bad Deployments on Resource Impact and Not Response Time: Hotspot Garbage Collection

This story came in from Joseph - one of our fellow dynaTrace users and a performance engineer at a large fleet management service company. Their fleet management software runs on .NET,  is developed in-house, is load tested with JMeter and ... More >