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Just like our parents and teachers taught us all to share with others, at work we often need to share test results with members of our team and other stakeholders. Now, with the recent SOASTA 55.14 release, you have a new way to share results with others — even live while a test ...
I love a good roundup of stats, and the webcast I did yesterday — a “state of the union” for mobile performance, which you can watch here — offered up some good roundup fodder on everything from user expectations to common performance issues. There are, of cours...
When I joined SOASTA, my key goal was to learn as much as I could about the flow of systems monitoring (especially application monitoring) and operations data throughout the agents that define, build, test, operate and consume distributed applications, especially in an enterprise setti...
Single-page applications are all the rage these days. Various new JavaScript frameworks make it very easy to write complex applications in JavaScript, with most of the MVC pattern running in the browser. This of course comes with its own challenges, and at SOASTA, we’re always up for t...
OK, go ahead… admit it. You listen to Sirius/XM Radio channels 8 and 9 only. You haven’t noticed who the president is since Bill Clinton left office. If you haven’t had your mid-life crisis, you’re thinking about having it soon. And you may still call your test tool Mercury LoadRunner,...
This time of the year is a busy one for most families and students as they prepare for the end of summer and the start of school. Being ready for a return to the classroom means shopping—and back to school (BTS) shopping is BIG business. According to the National Retail Federation, ave...
This week, I joined SOASTA as Senior Vice President of Performance Analytics. Given my background in cloud computing and distributed systems operations — you may have read my blogs on CNET or GigaOm — this may surprise you, but I want to explain why this is the perfect time to take on ...
Recently I was in Chicago and had the pleasure of speaking with members of the Chicago Web Professionals Meetup Group. Many of these folks are sole proprietors and consultants building sites and integrating technologies for their customers. During my talk — Top 10 Mobile and Web ...
I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC. The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference: The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you c...
Have you ever heard someone say “Geez, it looks like I missed all the fun”? Well, that’s how I feel. Although I must admit, after spending close to two weeks in Aruba on vacation, I did have some fun of my own. (Note: Details on that will have to be in another blog, o...
Docker is all the rage right now, and it was only recently that I understood why. I’ve spent the last month leading the implementation of Docker at SOASTA, and it’s solved some enormous problems for us in a very short amount of time: Our developer onboarding process has gone from...
By Antone Gonsalves Dynatrace’s application performance tools are available online or as on-premise software. The company also provides application testing and monitoring software as a service […]
With Canada Day in the books, and  after seeing two days of fireworks here in the USA’s oldest city — Saint Augustine, Florida — to celebrate the USA’s Independence Day, it’s time to get back to work. But with the turning of the calendar on the summer̵...
SOASTA 55 update is now available. Check out some of the amazing new features to meet and surpass your performance testing needs! User interface improvements From the moment you log in, you will see the changes. SOASTA 55 brings a new look and organization to CloudTest and TouchTest. I...
Back when I was in Aerospace writing software for flight avionics and cockpit displays with limited resources, one of the best tools at my disposal as a program manager was the ability to do “what-if” analysis on my program schedule. This ability let me work around a whole ...
Application performance management vendor Dynatrace today announced a merger with digital testing, monitoring, and analytics vendor Keynote, forming what they call the “most advanced user experience […]
As seemingly the only person in North America who did not attend the Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, CA, last week, I was left searching for the next best thing. Well, I found it… close to home in sunny Florida. I attended — and spoke at — the South Florida Agile ...
If you’ve been in the performance space for any period of time, you’re probably very familiar with the fact that performance isn’t the sole concern of developers and operations teams. Slowdowns, outages, and other performance issues affect every area of business, from...
Yesterday, we unveiled the SOASTA Digital Operations Center™ (DOC™) at the Velocity conference – and ushered in a new era of digital performance management. An industry-first web performance command center that brings together all the intelligence relevant to your digital organization,...
Nordstrom, SpeedCurve and IDC explain how the industry-first web performance command center lets users correlate, collaborate and control the health of their 24/7 digital business SANTA CLARA, Calif. – VELOCITY CONFERENCE—May 28, 2015—SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, today ...
New Program Gives Women and Other Technology Industry Underserved Groups Free Admission to Conferences and Networking Opportunities to Advance Management Career Paths SANTA CLARA, Calif. – VELOCITY CONFERENCE—May 28, 2015—O’Reilly Media, Inc., today announced its new Diversity and Incl...
I just had the privilege of speaking with Cliff Crocker at Velocity Santa Clara. Our talk centered around web performance metrics — what they are, what they mean, how to use them, and how to find the right one for your purposes. It was a 90-minute talk, so we covered a huge swath...
I finally had a chance to meet my counterpart at AWS for lunch last week. With both of us on the road every week, aligning our travel schedules to be in the same city has been a challenge that the two of us have been trying to tackle since February. Well, we probably should have [̷...
Apps built with AngularJS provide an interesting challenge for real user monitoring (RUM) solutions. Here’s how we overcame those challenges at SOASTA. AngularJS is a modern web development framework that is fast becoming one of today’s most popular tools for web developers...
In our latest CloudTest release (SOASTA 54.21), we here at SOASTA are unveiling an exciting new feature, Performance Analysis Dashboard with Baseline Comparison. Here’s what we did, why we did it, and how it works. You asked, we answered As a highly requested feature, many of our...
With more than $20 billion dollars in total consumer spending, Mother’s Day is the third largest retail event of the year, right after the winter holidays and back-to-school. While more and more people are shopping online for Mother’s Day, many of these shoppers don’t...
The SOASTA team just spent the week down in sunny Orlando, Florida, at StarEAST’s “Quest for Test” Conference.  The attendees of this conference spanned the spectrum of the software testing lifecycle, and track topics included many focus areas of testing including Agi...
Mother’s Day is a holiday loaded with antici-ppointment – that is the anticipation of something great and the expectation that things won’t turn out like you want. SOASTA teamed up with the Harris Poll and surveyed moms across America and discovered that 40 percent of US moms have been...
Marketing and Product Executive formerly at LiveOps, Symantec, Sybase, eBay and HP joins SOASTA to accelerate brand awareness and growth MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5, 2015 — SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, today announced the appointment of Ann Sung Ruckstuhl as its new Ch...
Cinco de Mayo is not just a holiday celebrated in bars and restaurants. Today’s celebration of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France is celebrated online by Cuervo, Taco Bell, People Magazine and Chipotle… even Symantec. Yesterday, companies lined up to celebrate Star...
This week at SOASTA: We headed east to Big Data TechCon in Boston, stopped by MIT (the home of Julia and the Julia Project), and launched a contest where you can earn a cool data science tshirt. First stop: Big Data TechCon I emceed a great session led by SOASTA chair Ken Gardner (@ken...
Application Performance Monitoring is key to a happy Valentine’s Day…who knew More than half (52%) of Americans owning smartphones or tablets say online and mobile activities will be critical to their Valentine’s Day plans, with the most popular activities including …...
SOASTA has combined its two testing and monitoring products into a single solution for continuous performance analysis for mobile and Web applications. SOASTA CloudTest now incorporates mPulse, the company’s Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution, which integrates complete performance dat...
Continuous Delivery Best Practices to Be Discussed in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Herzliya, Israel Brussels, Belgium - June 11, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the Jenkins Enterprise company and continuous delivery leader, today announced a series of Continuous Delivery events...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News ...
CloudBees sees 350% revenue growth in 2012; similar growth in new customers and Partner Ecosytem services; triggering European expansionParis, FRANCE - May 16, 2013 - CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced a new office in Brussels, Bel...
I overheard an enterprise CIO say this week that the Cloud reminds him of springtime! When I asked why he responded, “Because I’m feeling a need to clean out all my old IT tools and platforms.” Another colleague then said, “The past decade has been like a long IT winter—there’s a lot o...
I'm happy to announce that we (Enomaly) have teamed up with the leader in cloud testing SOASTA to validate that cloud service providers can deliver the demanding SLAs increasingly required by their customers using Enomaly’s Elastic Computing Platform (ECP). ECP’s carrier-class architec...
Earlier today I tweeted that I believed that the biggest threat to Amazon EC2 isn't found in any one single IaaS Cloud provider, but instead it's collectively the hundreds of regional cloud providers in the midst of launching public services. The tweet started a bit of a storm with tho...
People often ask me where I believe the biggest opportunities for Cloud Computing currently are, at first I thought they were asking about the technical particulars like public clouds, platforms etc, but recently I've come to realize it isn't so much the technology as much as where the...