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.

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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… 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

Quick access to Top 10 JavaScript errors

We’ve made a small, but very useful improvement to our web application Performance analysis view that provides quick insight into the top JavaScript errors in your environment. Now when you click the JavaScript errors section of the Performance analysis infographic, a new Top 10 JavaScript errors list (Previously the “Top 3 JavaScript errors” list) appears just beneath the Compare JavaScript errors to user actions chart. Aligning these two charts makes it much easy… read more

Dynatrace now supports AngularJS 2!

Dynatrace now supports monitoring for AngularJS 2 applications. As the Angular team changed how bundling and initialization are done in AngularJS 2, we’ve responded with a modification to the Dynatrace AngularJS 2 initialization file that enables RUM user action detection in AngularJS 2 applications. This code change is not required for AngularJS 1 applications. Have a look at your application’s XHR (Ajax) detection settings to get all the details related to… read more

User action detail page enhancements

With the latest release of Dynatrace we’ve greatly enhanced our user action detail pages with their own look and feel that distinguishes them from application pages. User action detail pages are now more compact and provide quick access to all relevant data. To access user action detail pages: Select Web applications from the Dynatrace menu. Select an application. Scroll down to the Top consumers section and click View full details. Select an action listed on the Top… read more

Integrated user-behavior & performance analysis views

Dynatrace is proud to present completely redesigned application overview pages. The new application pages are more compact and present a lot more information—making it unnecessary to switch between views to find the information you need. Beyond interface and navigation updates, we’ve also added some awesome new features.    The new application overview pages integrate the Performance analysis and User behavior analysis infographics and content sections into an integrated design. You can still… read more

Code-level hotspots for Nginx web server

Some time ago Ruxit released code-level hotspot analysis for Apache web server. We’re happy to announce that this functionality is now also available for Nginx. With code-level hotspot analysis for Nginx you can answer questions like: Which Nginx module has the highest response time contribution? Which Nginx modules contribute to the response times of specific services and web requests? For response time analysis of both complete services… read more

New application and user behavior tiles

Over the past two releases we’ve introduced some new tiles and tile enhancements to assist you in customizing your Ruxit homepage. There are now nine application-related and business-relevant tiles that you can customize to access real-user metrics for your business-critical applications directly on your Ruxit homepage. The 3 most used 3rd party providers tile has some new configuration options that enable you to select from 3rd party providers, CDN, and 1st… read more

Ignore JavaScript errors in Apdex calculation

The Apdex (Application performance index) provides a quick overview of your application’s performance (see What is an Apdex rating? for full details). By setting the Apdex threshold in Ruxit application settings you can define performance thresholds for satisfying, tolerable, and frustrating user-action performance of the metric that the Apdex is based on. As defined in the Apdex algorithm, erroneous user actions are automatically rated as frustrating. Therefore, by default, Ruxit also… read more

Improved browser breakdown for applications

With the latest release we’ve improved the browser breakdown for monitored applications. We’ve added a table view on each application Performance analysis page that tracks three key metrics (Usage, Performance, and JavaScript errors) across platforms and browser types. With one click you can check if your slowest desktop browser is used by a lot of people or find out which of your top-five browsers has the most JavaScript errors. To view browser-breakdown for… read more