Instrumenting Applications

Since the inception of computer programs, there have been bugs and performance-challenged applications. For developers, this is one of the reasons that they have jobs. For operations, this is a reason to blame developers. The problem is that each job category of the people responsible for the application seems to have a different language and interpretation of the events that led up to someone claiming that there is a bug or performance problem with the application. For some people, the response is always, “It just broke. I was sitting there minding my own business and it just broke.” For others it is “I did A, B, and C and it started to perform very slowly.” Unfortunately, when you start investigating the problem, ...

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