Month: April 2017

Source map support for JavaScript error analysis

Having all detail related to detected JavaScript errors immediately available makes it easy to analyze, reproduce, and ultimately fix errors that affect your users. The latest Dynatrace release takes JavaScript error analysis to the next level with the introduction of support for JavaScript source maps. When JavaScript is deployed into production within modern web applications, it’s typically “minified” or transformed in some way to improve performance (see example minified JavaScript file… read more

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Regressions in Continuous Performance Environments

In my previous blog I addressed how we use Dynatrace on Dynatrace in our Continuous Functional Testing Environment. During that same visit to our engineering lab in Linz, Austria I also spoke with Thomas Steinmaurer, Performance Architect for Dynatrace. He oversees our Continuous Performance Environment. Dynatrace builds are deployed daily. Different load patterns are constantly running simulating traffic of thousands of agents. For this purpose we wrote our own performance testing tool because we have… read more

OneAgent & Security Gateway – Release notes v1.117

OneAgent Java Support for Mongo Async driver .NET .NET Core Beta support for Windows Node.js Redis support Nginx Support for Nginx Plus R12 was added General improvements and fixes Injection into Docker 1.12+ installed from RPM Support for Fedora 25 Detection of Couchbase, CouchDB, RabbitMQ, and Riak based on code paths (only from the -pa command line parameter, not the ERL_LIBS environment variable) Docker plugin support for 1.13.1 For Docker… read more

IoT complexity and self-driving cars – live interview

This week, I was interviewed on Cheddar TV – a super modern, social-powered tech and finance news outlet that receives about a million live views per day across its site and social channels. You can watch the live interview here: And here are the main points we hit on during the interview: Cisco’s acquisition of AppDynamics and how the buy-out figure wasn’t a surprise at… read more

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Architectural Regressions in Continuous Functional Testing

At Dynatrace we not only sell our performance monitoring solutions to our customers – we use them in the way we want our customers to use them. The benefit of this “eat your own dog food” – or – “drink your own Champagne” (as we like to call it) is that we see first-hand if our features need to be improved to deliver what we promise. On my last trip… read more

User session analysis for mobile users

The latest Dynatrace release introduces mobile user session analysis. This enables you to seamlessly analyze each of your mobile user’s journeys through your applications. Within today’s digital consumer environments, having a mobile-first strategy for the marketing of your applications is imperative for business success. No matter if your users visit your web offerings via smartphone or tablet in a mobile browser or a downloadable native mobile app, your business success depends on… read more

Customizable naming for auto-detected server-side services

Dynatrace automatically detects and names your applications’ server-side services based on basic properties of your application deployment and configuration. These properties and the resulting service names should be intuitive to you because they reflect your service landscape. In some cases however, the default naming scheme may not be to your liking or may not adequately reflect your service landscape. In other instances, you may want to add certain process or… read more

Monitor availability of applications that require basic login

To monitor the availability of applications that can only be accessed following basic login, we’ve enhanced Dynatrace availability web checks so that they now support basic user authentication, in addition to our long-standing LoginSense support for web forms authentication. To set up basic authentication for a web check Select Web checks & availability from the navigation menu. Click the Add new web check button. Type in the URL of the site you want to monitor and… read more

We tested 3 messages on the ground floor of AWS Sydney. Here’s what happened.

I was fortunate enough to be on the stand at the AWS Summit in Sydney. I say fortunate, because I simply love being able to demo our monitoring solution and see people’s reactions. It’s also a great chance to try on some of our brand messages to see if they resonate. This is my take on the event. Message 1: Sexy dashboards that are outclassed by AI and Problem… read more