Alexander Sommer

Alex is a Senior Technical Product Manager at Dynatrace. He has deep experience gleaned from the earliest days of web development, performance, and analytics for online businesses. He is the expert for real user monitoring at Dynatrace.

Alexander Sommer's articles

Real user monitoring: Support for Fetch API is now available

During the dawn of the web 2.0 era, back when web sites first began to evolve into the dynamic web applications that we know today, asynchronous web requests were sent via the XMLHttpRequest (XHR) API (commonly known as Ajax). Within the past two years, a new API type called Fetch API was introduced into all modern browsers to support such asynchronous requests. Beginning with OneAgent installations version 119 or higher, Dynatrace real user … read more

User session analysis and search enhancements

As Dynatrace user session analysis has been in beta release for some time now, we’ve had a chance to address your feedback and improve the views and workflow for some of the use cases. Over the past weeks, we’ve made numerous small, but valuable, improvements to Dynatrace user session analysis and search views. This post brings you up-to-date with the latest changes. User tag and error events One of the most … read more

User-session search and analytics have arrived

The new User sessions search and analytics view enables you to search for specific users and analyze your user sessions across applications based on specific criteria. To access User sessions view, click the new User sessions link in the navigation menu. User sessions view (see below) displays your environment’s user distribution on a world map. It also displays your environment’s top users (based on user session count during the selected time frame). … read more

Now you can verify application accessibility to web-check IP addresses

Ensuring the worldwide availability of your web application is key to your business success. This is why we’ve made it possible to now check your application’s accessibility to the IP addresses that Dynatrace uses to deliver availability web checks. The external IP addresses of our web-check locations around the world are now included on each web check’s Monitoring schedule page. In this way, you can confirm that synthetic web checks will be … read more

Dashboard tiles: Key user actions, Overall conversion goals, and Individual goals

Not all user actions share the same priority for your business. User actions that are vital to the success of your business require elevated visibility. This is why “key” user actions—those actions that you’ve identified as being vital to the success of your business—now have their own standalone dashboard tile. We’ve also made it easier for you to track your business’ success toward conversion goals by introducing two new conversion-goal … read more

Service flow now includes applications and user actions!

Earlier this year, we introduced Service flow view to visualize service requests from end-to-end, making it possible for you to see the sequences of service calls that result from each individual web request. While valuable, Service flow view lacked the ability to correlate its insights with the applications and user actions that initially trigger these sequences. We’ve now enhanced Service flow so that its insights are presented within the context … read more

OneAgent release notes for version 101

ASP.NET Core (beta) ASP.NET Core support for .NET Framework 4.x is now in beta. ASP.NET Core processes that are IIS-hosted are monitored automatically. For non-IIS-hosted processes, simply enable monitoring for the .NET processes and then restart them. You’ll then see response times, method level details, as well as database activity for your ASP.NET Core application. Real user monitoring and Web servers IBM HTTP Server Support for IBM HTTP Server v9 … read more