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Billion-dollar problem solved through 21-day digital transformation

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. This spring, COVID-19 brought a sudden shock to all of us. Dynatrace customers were no exception; they experienced massive shocks to how they do business with customers, their market opportunities , and to how their employees work and live.

ScaleGrid Launches Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Managed Database Hosting

Scalegrid

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 14, 2020 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced the launch of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) hosting through their fully managed DBaaS plans.

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Faster Web App Delivery with PRPL

Addy Osmani

PRPL is a pattern for structuring and serving web applications and Progressive Web Apps with an emphasis on improved app delivery and launch performance

Use Mocks in Testing? Choose the Lesser Evil!

DZone

Mocking Test Methodology. The key idea of mocking is to replace real code (e.g. call to database or service) with artificial functionality that has the same return type. There are different approaches to this practice. Here, I explain best practices and why you better avoid mocking practice in order to have real code quality. User Service — Example to Be Tested With Mocks. Let's write a simple application that fetches users from HTTP service.

Dynatrace for Developers: Fixing memory leaks in our cloud-native services on k8s

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Dynatrace enables our customers to monitor and optimize their cloud infrastructure and applications through the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform.

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Fundamentals of table expressions, Part 7 – CTEs, optimization considerations

SQL Performance

This article is the 7th part of a series about named table expressions. In Part 5 and Part 6 I covered the conceptual aspects of common table expressions (CTEs). This month and next my focus turns to optimization considerations of CTEs.

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Orbital edge computing: nano satellite constellations as a new class of computer system

The Morning Paper

Orbital edge computing: nanosatellite constellations as a new class of computer system , Denby & Lucia, ASPLOS’20. Last time out we looked at the real-world deployment of 5G networks and noted the affinity between 5G and edge computing.

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Best of Dynatrace Customer Stories – Vitality on AI enabled Proactive Servicing

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Vitality is a leading insurance brand in the UK, who are differentiating their go-to-market with fitness rewards and incentives. As a fitness junkie, I love the idea of getting rewards for my workouts outside of just feeling great.

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From Heavy Metal to Irrational Exuberance

ACM Sigarch

The focus of most published research in architecture is on applications implemented in high-performance, “ close-to-the-metal” languages essentially developed before computers got fast.

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Selenium Grid 4 Tutorial For Distributed Testing

DZone

Selenium Grid has been an integral part of automation testing, as it lets you perform test case execution on different combinations of browsers, operating systems (or platforms), and machines. It also enables you to perform parallel execution to expedite the cross-browser testing process. Selenium Grid 4, the successor to Selenium Grid 3, has been in the Alpha stage for the last couple of months.

Column-level SQL Server encryption with SQL Server Always On Availability Groups

SQL Shack

It is the 30th article in the SQL Server Always On Availability Groups series and explores column-level SQL Server encryption with AG groups.

World’s first and only fully automatic observability for Golang services now extended to statically linked Go applications

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Organizations that want a high-performance language with a great ecosystem often write their applications in Go. Originally initiated at Google, Go—often referred to as Golang—is an open source programming language. Thanks to its simple and modern structure, it has gained popularity among many large technology companies from Uber to Dropbox. Even Kubernetes and Docker are written in Go.

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High Scalability

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A Complete Guide on Software Testing

DZone

As every aspect of our life is transforming into digital versions, we find ourselves more intrigued by their underlying software’s functioning. Software is controlling everything that is digitized. But how can we ensure that the software involved in controlling so many aspects of our lives are efficient and not full of defects? This is where Software Testing steps in.

SQL Server Clustered Indexes internals with examples

SQL Shack

In this article, we will learn the SQL Server clustered index concept and some internal details. Indexes are the database objects that accelerate the performance of data accessing when are designed properly.

Maximized cloud-region coverage with Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. At any given moment, web and mobile applications are in use globally by thousands of customers who expect a perfect software experience.

Parse parameter default values using PowerShell – Part 3

SQL Performance

In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I introduced ParamParser : a PowerShell module that helps parse parameter information – including default values – from stored procedures and user-defined functions, because SQL Server isn't going to do it for us.

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Oops…We Did It Again: Tasktop Named a Leader by GigaOm in Value Stream Management

Tasktop

The value stream management (VSM) market continues to grow at an exponential rate as enterprises recognize that they need to deliver higher quality software faster to compete in today’s world.

Apply SQL Server patches or cumulative updates in SQL Server Always On Availability Groups

SQL Shack

In this 32nd article on SQL Server Always On Availability Group series, we will discuss the process to apply a service pack or Cumulative packs for AG replica instances.

Dynatrace?recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Application Performance Monitoring

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. The team at Dynatrace is pleased to announce we have been recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Application Performance Monitoring. With customers at the heart of everything we do, we’re thrilled to achieve this recognition as we continue to work with our customers to innovate and deliver capabilities that simplify the complexity of multicloud environments and accelerate digital transformation.

Is Testsigma secure for your organization?

Testsigma

SaaS (software as a service) which is one of the most popular forms of cloud computing has completely revolutionized the world of cloud computing as it is being adopted by a majority of the IT organizations to modernize their IT structure.

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The Flow Partner Program: Unlocking the Vast Potential of Value Stream Management (VSM)

Tasktop

If your customers don’t know what’s slowing them down, or why their Agile and DevOps transformations are hitting a wall, then the Flow Partner Program is for you. A leading U.S healthcare leader doubling its feature velocity.

Fundamentals of table expressions, Part 7 – CTEs, optimization considerations

SQL Performance

This article is the 7th part of a series about named table expressions. In Part 5 and Part 6 I covered the conceptual aspects of common table expressions (CTEs). This month and next my focus turns to optimization considerations of CTEs.

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Expanded cloud-region coverage for Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. At any given moment, web and mobile applications are in use globally by thousands of customers who expect a perfect software experience. Just because your applications are accessible from your location and run great on your laptop doesn’t mean that your customers around the world are also having a great experience with your software.

The PRPL Pattern

Addy Osmani

PRPL is a pattern for structuring and serving web applications and Progressive Web Apps with an emphasis on improved app delivery and launch performance

Will A Static Website Generator Make My Site Faster?

MachMetrics

We love hearing from customers who successfully increase their website’s performance. Recently, we noticed one website see such a dramatic improvement that we had to ask for more details. The secret?

Did Your Organization Wake Up as a Software Company? You Need Value Stream Management (VSM)(VSM)

Tasktop

While it may feel like the world has been “going digital” for the past decade, the impact of the events of 2020 has laid bare the reality of what being digital really means: the ability to swiftly and continuously support the needs of customers and employees when they need it most.

OneAgent release notes version 1.203

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Rollout starts 14 October 2020. With this release, the oldest supported OneAgent versions are: Dynatrace ONE. Dynatrace ONE Premium. 1.185. 1.179. New log directory on Linux and AIX. Starting with this release, the new default directory for OneAgent log files is /var/log/dynatrace/oneagent/. During OneAgent update, the installer creates a symbolic link pointing from /opt/dynatrace/oneagent/log (previous log directory) to /var/log/dynatrace/oneagent.

How to Estimate Custom Software Development Costs for your Projects?

Simform

Custom software has garnered more attention in recent years than off-the-shelf software. They are scalable, flexible, and offer a much more personalized experience. But, there is always confusion among CEOs and CTOs on the cost of custom software development?

Missing

Tim Kadlec

I was analyzing a sites’ performance and I stumbled upon a particularly nefarious third-party widget. I ran a profile on my MacBook Pro (a maxed out 2018 model) in Chrome Developer Tools to see how much work it was doing on the main thread. It wasn’t pretty.