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Community-Driven Research: Real World Ruby on Rails Usage RFP

by Mirko Stocker on  Oct 19, 2012 3

As part of InfoQ's ongoing Community Driven Research project, we want to find out how developers are using Ruby on Rails in practice. In this first step, we want to know what you use so that we can collect suggestions for the voting.

CRaSH: An Extensible Command Line Shell For Monitoring A Running JVM

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jun 27, 2012 2

The Common ReusAble SHell (CRaSH) is an interactive shell (with history support and autocompletion) that attaches to a running JVM and can execute several commands for retrieving JVM statistics or changing JVM internals on the fly. It can be used for remote monitoring and administration of existing Java applications and it is fully extensible via custom Groovy scripts.

AppDynamics Extends APM Solution to Include End User Monitoring

by Fabian Lange on  Mar 09, 2012 8

Application Performance Management Vendor AppDynamics announced the addition of End User Monitoring support to their product on March 7th. The AppDynamics agent uses JavaScript to record data from the browser and incorporates it with the data collected on the server side.

Sensor Networks - GEOCens finished its Pilot Phase

by Michael Stal on  Dec 17, 2011

In December the GEOCens (Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing) is finishing its pilot phase, as the not-for-profit organization Cybera has recently published at GISUser.com. The software architecture is supposed to improve researcher access to international environmental data drawn from more than 60,000 sensors and 2,800 web map servers.

New Tool for Debugging Parallel Applications in Visual Studio 11

by Jenni Konrad on  Nov 11, 2011

Microsoft has released the Parallel Visualization Pack for Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Built to extend the functionality of the new Parallel Watch Window, the pack includes four visual tools to aid in debugging multithreaded applications.

AppDynamics Lite 2 Released - Adds Monitoring Support for Free

by Fabian Lange on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Application Performance Measurement (APM) vendor AppDynamics has released AppDynamics Lite version 2.0, bringing new features from their commercial product into the free version.

New Relic Offers Real-time Performance Monitoring for Heroku Java users

by Charles Humble on  Sep 13, 2011 2

New Relic is bringing its well-regarded web application performance service to Java applications running on Heroku's PaaS. The add-on is offered in two versions, a free standard version, and a professional subscription service currently costing $0.06 per dyno hour. New Relic have also announced Python support for their stand-alone product.

Mobile HTML5 Charts by Sencha

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 08, 2011 1

Sencha has launched Sencha Touch Charts, a beta version of a set of rich, interactive charting components built with HTML5 and optimized for mobile devices. Part of the Sencha Touch offering, this library enables developers to build interactive radar, bar, line, stacked, and pie charts that are optimized for Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

VMware vFabric SQLFire Is Both an SQL Distributed Cache and a Datastore

by Abel Avram on  Jun 18, 2011

VMware vFabric SQLFire is an in-memory distributed SQL-based cache which can work with a traditional database to persist data to disk.

Kanban Boards from Sys Admin to Sales

by Amr Elssamadisy on  May 25, 2011

Mattias Skarin, co-author of InfoQ's popular mini-book on Kanban and Scrum, shares a set of kanban boards that can be used to visually manage anything from system administration, to development teams with multiple clients, to sales.

Bloggers React To Open Virtualization Alliance Announcement

by Michael Floyd on  May 18, 2011 1

Yesterday’s announcement that a group of company’s led by Red Hat, IBM, HP and others have formed the Open Virtualization Alliance had bloggers talking. The the goal is to foster the adoption of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). But speculation ran high after the announcement that some member companies may be attempting to break the stranglehold VMWare and Citrix hold on the market.

New Google APIs: Prediction, Fusion Tables, and Books

by Abel Avram on  May 11, 2011 1

Google has announced new or improved APIs at I/O 2011: Prediction – predicting new results from historic data, Fusion Tables – sharing and visualizing data online, and Books – accessing 15M books.

Ruby VM Roundup: MacRuby 0.8, Rubinius 1.2, MRI 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 Updates

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 26, 2010

A whole batch of new Ruby VM releases is available. MacRuby 0.8 fixes bugs and begins the path to 1.0. Rubinius 1.2 improves memory efficiency and the debugger. MRI received new patch levels: 1.8.7-p330 and 1.9.2-p136, the first big bug fix update to 1.9.2.

Foursquare's MongoDB Outage

by Ron Bodkin on  Oct 15, 2010 9

Foursquare recently suffered a total site outage for eleven hours. The outage was caused by unexpected uneven growth in their MongoDB database that their monitoring didn't detect. The system outage was prolonged when an attempt to add a partition didn't work due to fragmentation, and required taking the database offline to compact it. Learn what happened and what responses are planned.

New Relic Has Released RPM for .NET and PHP

by Abel Avram on  Oct 15, 2010

New Relic has released two new variants of its performance tool: RPM for .NET and RPM for PHP. RPM offers performance monitoring and analysis for web applications running on premises or in the cloud.

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