Gibraltar 2.5.1 Release

Gibraltar 2.5.1 is out with fixes to known issues, some usability improvements, and extensions to the add in API for deep analysis of application metrics.

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Eureka! Yet Another Way to Screw-Up the Morning Coffee

The fundamental challenge of writing software is that computer programs are written by imperfect human beings like me who can screw-up something as simple as brewing a pot of coffee. Have a laugh at my expense and join in the conversation about how nothing is so simple it can’t be messed up. And what are we to do about that as software professionals entrusted to create rock-solid software?

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Gibraltar 2.5 New Feature Dive – Viewing Sessions

We previously mentioned that one of our key goals for Gibraltar 2.5 was to scale up.  For the session viewer we wanted to handle larger and more complicated sessions.  For example, we have customers that routinely generate sessions with several million log messages and others that are using metrics aggressively and want to chart a…

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Create a New Issue Manually

Gibraltar 2.5 New Feature Dive – Issue Tracking Integration

In our experience, automated error reporting beats user-reported errors 3 to 1! Many of these bugs slip past internal testing because they only show up under specific combinations of conditions – exactly the kind of bugs that drive you nuts and waste your time trying to reproduce them. Gibraltar provides contextual information about the conditions leading up to each error that slashes analysis time. Gibraltar integrates with issue tracking systems to provide intelligent error management.

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Notification Rule Editor

Gibraltar 2.5 New Feature Dive – Email Notification

With Gibraltar 2.5 you can receive text or HTML-formatted messages when important events are reported. The messages are pretty and we’ve worked hard to make sure you won’t get flooded when something goes wrong in an app you monitor. They’re easy to configure and are generated automatically on the Server so no one need be logged in.

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Gibraltar 2.5 – Integration, Notifications, Visual Studio 2010 and More

Defect tracking integration, email notifications, powerful extensibility API, and full Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0 support are just some of the new and enhanced features in Gibraltar 2.5. We’ve extended the scalability of Gibraltar in each dimension and improved the performance of Hub to make sure it can handle your toughest scenarios.

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Using Gibraltar, PostSharp and Visual Studio 2010

If you’re using Visual Studio 2010 and want to take advantage of the Gibraltar Agent for PostSharp, here’s what you need to do until the next release of Gibraltar which will have full support in the box.

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Extensible UI: Usability challenges and solutions

Meeting the competing goals of discoverability, simplicity, and user experience progression is complicated. When a user interface has to support dynamic views the challenge is even greater. See how we adjusted part of Gibraltar to deliver on our commitment to great usability while creating new opportunities to extend it to make you look like a rock star.

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Unpredictable Feature Coolness

Sometimes small feature changes complement each other to create a large change in the capability of your product. Don’t be afraid to experiment around the edges to see what you can uncover because you can’t always predict what’s going to be great ahead of time.

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