Philipp Kastner

Philipp is a Technical Product Manager at Dynatrace. He likes automation, performance, and grandma's goulash. At Dynatrace, he's responsible for browser monitors and real user monitoring related topics.

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New menu entry point for web checks & synthetic availability monitoring

We’re currently working on significant enhancements to our synthetic availability monitoring options. Clickpath web checks and availability web checks will soon be complemented by powerful new synthetic monitoring options that you can use to test the availability of your web applications and key workflows. To access web checks, select Synthetic availability from the navigation bar. Here you’ll find that the previously named Web checks page has been renamed Synthetic checks (see image below). The functionality… read more

Waterfall findings and JavaScript error details included in web checks

Web check analysis just got even better. Following the recent introduction of user-action waterfall analysis and JavaScript error analysis into Dynatrace real user monitoring, we’ve now made both features additionally available for web checks. Web checks are synthetic user visits that monitor the availability of a URL or any number of business-critical transactions in your environment 24/7. At Dynatrace, we’re convinced that synthetic monitoring (i.e., “web checks”) and… read more

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

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