dynaTrace Labs just released the next update of Dynatrace AJAX Edition. Download it on our dynaTrace AJAX Website.
After the major release in March which focused on Firefox and Cross-Browser Diagnostics this version comes with the following new features and enhancements:
- User Experience Report
- Experimental Support for Internet Explorer 9
- New Categories for Performance Comparison
User Experience Report
As explained in our recent blog posts Why Best Practices alone don’t work to test and optimize Web 2.0 Applications, State-of-the-Art Web Applications are harder to test, optimize and monitor than traditional Web applications. Optimizing the initial page load time is no longer enough in order to deliver good end user experience. Every user action (Mouse and Keyboard interactions) needs to be optimized in order to deliver acceptable End User Experience. For that reason we implemented the User Experience Report. This report analyzes the number of End User Actions you have in your session that are not necessarily related to a full page load. Traditional monitoring or diagnostics tools typically focus on Page Views but are blind to Web 2.0 Actions. The following screenshot shows the report for a Web 2.0 Web Application and tells you the number of normal Page Views, Web 2.0 Actions and their ratio. The higher the ratio the more likely it is that traditional monitoring and testing approaches miss performance relevant information:
Use this report to get a better understanding of the Web 2.0 complexity of your application. The report provides additional links with information on how to optimize user experience in these types of applications.
Experimental Internet Explorer 9 support
Please provide feedback on this experimental support through our dynaTrace Community Forum and stay tuned for further updates.
New Categories for Performance Comparison
The Performance Data will be downloaded when starting Dynatrace AJAX Edition. You will be prompted for your dynaTrace Community Credentials. In case you have disabled this feature with a previous installation of Dynatrace AJAX Edition you can enable it by clicking on the Enable automatic download link in the Performance Report. This will open the Preferences Dialog where you enable automatic download and where you specify your user credentials:
This comparison helps you focusing on those performance areas where you are not doing as well as your competition.
Getting Started with Dynatrace AJAX Edition
If you are new to Dynatrace AJAX Edition or if you want to explore features that you haven’t found time yet to try, we recommend watching the AJAX Edition Tutorial Videos. You can either watch them on our Getting Started Page or on our YouTube Channel.
Enjoy this next update of Dynatrace AJAX Edition. Keep us posted with your feedback and make sure your users get the end user experience they deserve 🙂