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A new tool open-sourced by DataStax

Detecting performance regressions with open source Hunter

When developing new features of a complex, distributed, massively scalable software system, it is easy to accidentally degrade its performance, even despite being very careful. Regular code reviews, static code analysis, quality, and performance testing are not enough. In this post, we show how Hunter can be used to analyze thousands of performance metrics regularly and reliably flags performance changes.

Evolving from a pre-cloud mindset

Evolving Java Runtimes for a Cloud-Centric World

Java runtimes currently operate with a pre-cloud mindset that does not leverage or take advantage of modern cloud environments. Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) can be modernized with new approaches that assume the presence of a “magic cloud.” Cloud-native compilation is a key example of this new approach, with production-ready implementations already producing highly efficient and affordable code optimization.

What builders need to do to succeed, and how to do it

Your app is now a data app – here’s what you need to know

The opportunities — and requirements — are clear. To deliver the experience customers and users want today, every app has to be envisioned and architected as a data app. A data application effectively leverages data and provides an integrated, actionable analytics experience that augments its core purpose.

Navigating the competitive marketplace

How to Market Yourself as a Freelance Web Developer

As a freelancer web developer, you not just need to be seen by potential new clients, but maintain a presence. This requires a commitment to marketing. Though you may have a set of great skills and creative ideas, this is often not enough. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways you can successfully market yourself.

Benefiting from this approach

More Reasons for Companies to Dogfood Their Software

At Sentry, dogfooding our products can ensure we provide the best experience for our customers, just like they use us to provide the best experience for theirs. Whether that means using Breadcrumbs to fix bugged database lock, updating problems with Safari Content Security Policy (CSP) rules by using Dashboards, or fixing ironic 404 errors on our Documentation pages with Discover and Metric alerts, dogfooding is essential.

Interview with Erez Berkner, co-founder and CEO of Lumigo

“Lumigo is purpose-built for cloud-native”

Erez Berkner, the co-founder and CEO of Lumigo, spoke with JAXenter about the cloud observability space, elaborating on what it’s trying to solve and how it’s different from monitoring. He explains in detail how Lumigo helps make sense of the ever-growing complexity of cloud-native applications and allows developers to find the root cause of an issue in highly-distributed systems. Erez explains Lumigo’s decision to expand to Kubernetes and hybrid apps and reveals the company’s plans for further down the road.

Profile: Lynne Doherty, President of Worldwide Field Operations, Sumo Logic

Women in Tech: “Your career path is in your hands”

Four years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Lynne Doherty, President of Worldwide Field Operations, Sumo Logic.

Pros and cons

In-house vs firm for your software build

When building custom software, businesses are faced with the major decision of either hiring a developer who will work in-house or outsourcing the work to a software development firm with a full cadre of designers and programmers. Both options have their pros and cons, but it’s important to make the right decision.