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Auditing PostgreSQL Using pgAudit


Auditing in information technology (IT) is a process of examining an organization’s IT infrastructure to ensure compliance with the requirements imposed by recognized standards or established policies.

Dynatrace extends distributed tracing for serverless on AWS Lambda (GA) 


Dynatrace news. With our enhanced AWS Lambda extension , we bring the power of Dynatrace PurePath 4 automatic tracing technology to serverless function observability.

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7 Ways to Capture Java Heap Dumps


Heap Dumps are vital artifacts to diagnose memory-related problems such as slow memory leaks, Garbage Collection problems, and java.lang.OutOfMemoryError.They are also vital artifacts to optimize the memory consumption. There are great tools like Eclipse MAT and Heap Hero to analyze heap dumps. However, you need to provide these tools with heap dumps captured in the correct format. This article gives you multiple options to capture heap dumps.

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Simplify observability for all your custom metrics (Part 4: Prometheus)


Dynatrace news.

Number series generator challenge solutions – Part 1

SQL Performance

Last month I posted a challenge to create an efficient number series generator. The responses were overwhelming. There were many brilliant ideas and suggestions, with lots of applications well beyond this particular challenge.

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SQL Server ORDER BY performance tips

SQL Shack

In this article, we will explore how the ORDER BY statement affects the query performance and we will also learn some performance tips related to sorting operations in SQL Server.

The future of software testing: Machine learning to the rescue

TechBeacon Testing

The last decade has seen a relentless push to deliver software faster.

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Modern approaches to observability and monitoring for multicloud environments


Dynatrace news. IT, DevOps, and SRE teams are racing to keep up with the ever-expanding complexity of modern enterprise cloud ecosystems and the business demands they are designed to support. Leaders in tech are calling for radical change.

Article: Donkey: A Highly-Performant HTTP Stack for Clojure

InfoQ Articles

Donkey is the product of the quest for a highly performant Clojure HTTP stack aimed to scale at the rapid pace of growth we have been experiencing at AppsFlyer, and save us computing costs. In this article, we’ll briefly outline the use-case for a library like Donkey and present our benchmarks.

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Check Browser Compatibility For A Website – A How-To Blog


How do you feel when an application on your device starts breaking but it works just fine on your friend’s smartphone? You reload the browser and wait for the website to load. When it does, it does not feel right. All the features are not visible or you cannot click them.

7 Steps to Optimize the Cost of Software Testing


Why Software Testing Is Important. An average mobile app contains about 50,000 lines of code, Microsoft Windows operating system has about 50 million lines of code, while Google’s entire code base is estimated to contain 2 billion lines of code. If you take an average of 15–50 defects per KLOC (Kilo Lines of Code), that adds up to a lot of work for software testers before a product is released into the market. So how does the software tester decide what to test? How to test?

What is OpenShift and why automation matters


Dynatrace news. What is OpenShift? Red Hat OpenShift is a hybrid cloud platform. It offers automated installation, upgrades, and lifecycle management throughout the container stack – the operating system, Kubernetes and cluster services, and applications – on any cloud.

Performance of sys.partitions

SQL Performance

sys.partitions appears to be a UNION ALL of two result sets (row store and columnstore) and most of my queries are resulting in two scans of sysrowsets. Is there any filter I can put on a query of sys.partitions if I know the row I’m looking for is rowstore?

Understanding the True Cost of Client-Side A/B Testing

Tim Kadlec

Client-side A/B testing has been a performance loving developer’s worst friend for years. The way it works is you load in some JavaScript (typically from a third-party domain), and that JavaScript runs, applying the experiments you’re running for any given situation.

Testing a mobile application: an examination of strategy and tools


Mobile phones have taken over the world in a way few technologies and inventions have been able to in the past. The far-reaching repercussions of such a widely accepted adoption can be felt in all fields of life, from education to tourism.

Dynamic Programming Problems: Learn to Solve Them More Efficiently


Programming is all about solving issues and problems. There is an end number of programming issues that the developers face when they are writing code for developing a website, applications, or any other type of software. Programming problems can be listed and are sorted based on various categories of programming languages used like PHP, Java, Python, C++, and many others, which developers use for coding.

How OpenTelemetry can improve Observability and Monitoring


Dynatrace news. In my last blog article, I answered the question “What is OpenTelemetry?” , with the goal of providing a high-level overview of the OpenTelemetry project and answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

Podcast: Ann Lewis Discusses the Political Tech Landscape, MoveOn’s Architecture, and Scaling Challenges


For this podcast, Ann Lewis, CTO at MoveOn, sat down with InfoQ podcast co-host Charles Humble. Topics discussed included: the political tech landscape; MoveOn’s architecture and scaling challenges; MoveOn’s open-source text banking platform Spoke; and advice when stepping into a CTO role.

New Product Release: Tasktop Hub 21.1 – Jira, Leankit, VersionOne, Tricentis Tosca Integration


The latest product release from the Tasktop Value Stream Management platform —Tasktop Hub 21.1—is is out today, making end-to-end enterprise toolchain integration even easier and impactful. New exciting features include: The ability to take action on specific artifacts pairs.

A font-display setting for slow connections

CSS - Tricks

Me, I really dislike FOUT. I like that it’s an option, because not displaying text quickly on the web is no good. I know font-display: swap; is popular because it’s good for performance, but that FOUT stuff pains me.

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The New Normal Demands Resilience Engineering


The only way to keep the Dutch at home is by grounding their offspring , as our government has discovered twice over. So, after spending two weeks dreading the end of the holiday season, last week marked the start of the second homeschooling season in a year.

Top Frontend Frameworks


Frontend frameworks let you hit the ground running when developing a new website. Due to their popularity, a wide array of frontend frameworks are available, and new ones emerge on a regular basis. Because there are so many to choose from, pinpointing the right frontend framework can be tricky.

A use case for sp_prepare / sp_prepexec

SQL Performance

There are features many of us shy away from, like cursors, triggers, and dynamic SQL. There is no question they each have their use cases, but when we see a trigger with a cursor inside dynamic SQL, it can make us cringe (triple whammy).

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How to Get Started With Browser Testing at the earliest


Web Developers frequently come across issues where the developed website or web application does not work as expected on certain combinations of browsers and operating systems. Does this mean that enough effort was not spent in the automation testing process?

Development Efficiency and Measurement


Seeing and improving the efficiency of Software Development teams is a problem for every technical team manager. There are two important points here: Awareness: How well is the team doing? Improvement: How does the team get better? You Can’t Improve Without Measuring. Before attempting to change something, determining exactly where it is located is the most important step.

Monitoring-as-code through Dynatrace’s Open-Source Initiative


Dynatrace news. Recently, Dynatrace added OpenTelemetry support to its PurePath 4 technology, which is its fourth and latest generation of automatic and intelligent distributed tracing.

10 Effective Tips for a Better Software Testing Process


Despite what most of us might assume, software testing is not simply a matter of conducting a string of tests and evaluations, and getting the. Test Management Software Testing

World Braille Day: A Celebration of My Grandmother’s Cookies


I know everyone thinks their grandmother made the best cookies they’ve ever had. But everyone else is, sadly, wrong. Because there is no doubt in my mind that, in fact, it was my grandmother who truly made the best cookies ever. Sugar cookies and molasses cookies in particular.

Most common issues encountered during browser compatibility testing


With the rise in the usage of internet and smartphones, the number of browsers too have increased over the last two decades. Currently, there are multiple browsers across the world and different users use different browsers.

Your Guide to Effective Business Continuity Plan for Startups and Agile Professionals


With the increase in weather-related events both in frequency and severity, the immense reliance on a network of technologies is expanding. Organizations, nowadays, face an unprecedented degree of exposure. Such trends have left companies exposed to a variety of risks. opinion project management agile adaptation business plan

G2 users rate Dynatrace number 1 in observability


Dynatrace news. We are pleased to share, G2 users have just named Dynatrace number 1 in the first-ever Observability Suite Solutions ranking.

Introduction to BLE security for IoT


Learn about security of bluetooth enabled IoT devices. Understand BLE vulnerabilities, encryption and risks involved in building bluetooth IoT devices. The article also talks about incorporating security in BLE pairing and bonding.

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Catchpoint Buys WebPageTest – How the Acquisition Affects the Webperf Community


In September of 2020, big news was released – Catchpoint would be acquiring WebPageTest. This is obviously very exciting news, but a little uncertainty comes with it. is one of the premier page speed auditing services in the industry.

Enhancing ITIL Incident Management and the Customer Experience: Integrating ServiceNow with Atlassian Jira and Microsoft Azure DevOps


Delivering a premium digital experience is more than just clever features and functionality: it’s about maximizing uptime for end users.

Auto Split Slow RSpec Test File by Test Examples on GitHub Actions Parallel Jobs


Splitting your CI build jobs between multiple machines running in parallel is a great way to make the process fast, which results in more time for building features. Github Actions allows running parallel jobs easily.

What is OpenShift and why automation matters


Dynatrace news. What is OpenShift? Red Hat OpenShift is a hybrid cloud platform. It offers automated installation, upgrades, and lifecycle management throughout the container stack – the operating system, Kubernetes and cluster services, and applications – on any cloud.