Using Gibraltar for Simple ASP.NET MVC Performance Monitoring

Behind door 7, we’re looking at performance monitoring and how you can easily use to Gibraltar to help track your application performance. If your customers complain to you about your website being slow, your first question needs to be “Define slow”.  It means different things to different people and in website terms it can cover…

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Can you use Gibraltar with Outlook Add-ins?

Recently a customer asked us if it were possible to use Gibraltar with Outlook Add-ins. Whilst the short answer is “yes”, the longer answer is “yes, but you have to remember a few things”. Since this is important information, we thought it should be a blog post too, that way you can all have access…

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Getting to Know Gibraltar – Swapping Trace For Log

You’ll recall from the last post that we have the following code: Showing us that we can get Gibraltar working with the Trace code that we already had in our code base. That’s a huge advantage if you are already using the Trace functionality in your code. However, as you start working with Gibraltar, you’ll…

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Gibraltar 2.1.1 Released

New metric charting features dramatically improve flexibility and scalability of metric analysis. The Agent includes new notification capabilities to send real time alerts when errors happen and more performance counters for troubleshooting memory management problems. Also included are scalability improvements and other reliability and performance enhancements, all described in the release notes.

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It’s More than Just Exceptions and Errors

Creating reliable software requires more than just managing exceptions – you need to have logging, performance monitoring, and a way of bringing it all together so you can visualize the problem. This doesn’t have to take a lot of work – we were able to bring it together easily and make it work in the field, doubling the number of customer issues we could resolve before our next release.

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How Gibraltar helped Gibraltar 2.1 – our CEIP

The Gibraltar CEIP helped us find and resolve a large number of unreported issues, all without requiring our customers to lift a finger. Read the story for real numbers you can use to understand what the same techniques might mean for your application.

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Announcing Gibraltar Hub for Easy CEIP

With the introduction of the Hub, Gibraltar provides an end-to-end easy Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) you can implement in minutes for your .NET application.

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.NET String Theory

By implementing a single instance string store, the Gibraltar Agent and Analyst leverage the fact that most logging data is repetitive to reduce the memory needed to view lots of data.

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Son, you have a different problem.

If you can’t cleanly add logging, metrics, and other application monitoring to your application’s architecture, this indicates a deeper problem with how your application is designed.

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