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Martin Pinner

Martin Pinner is a co-founder and director of Application Performance Ltd. He has many years experience writing software, tuning applications and deploying monitoring solutions. He is the lead developer for WebTuna (www.webtuna.com), which monitors end-user experience for web applications, including SharePoint. “My goal is to help our customers optimise the performance and availability of their applications by using the best solutions available."
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Recent Posts

UK OUG webinar: Oracle edition survey results

Posted by Martin Pinner

During our recent UK OUG webinar, on 14 May, entitled "Escaping the limitations of the Oracle performance tuning tools", we ran a survey asking "In your organisation,

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23 May 2019

No substitute for reasoning about your software

Posted by Martin Pinner
There is an increasing drive to use tools, such as Jenkins, to help automate post-build tests in continuous integration (CI) pipelines.  The overall idea is to improve software quality through the use of dynamic error detection and...
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01 November 2018

Taking a probabilistic approach to fixing bugs

Posted by Martin Pinner
 
Does your organisation struggle to fix application errors? Are you able to capture enough information even to understand the problem? Are you able to reproduce the problem? Do you know who should be fixing them? Are you able to...
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19 October 2018

OverOps can change the way you code

Posted by Martin Pinner
We have been using OverOps for a while now on the software that we develop at our sister company WebTuna. I am the main developer for WebTuna and I can see how it has subtly changed the way I code. 
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13 August 2018

Where are you on the APM maturity curve?

Posted by Martin Pinner

For most organisations Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is a journey, not a destination. Here are some of the typical steps along that journey. See where you are in your organisation.

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31 October 2017

The Cache Effect

Posted by Martin Pinner

One of the main drivers for the adoption of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is the complexity and dynamism of modern applications. Take a simple example - caching.

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03 October 2017

Showtime at the AppDynamics Summit Europe

Posted by Martin Pinner

Over 1000 attendees waited expectantly, the numbers buoyed by news of the Cisco acquisition of AppDynamics. Loud music, laser lights and flashing display announced the arrival of David Wadhwani, the CEO of AppDynamics; the AppDynamics...

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04 May 2017

Monitoring process flow with AppDynamics

Posted by Martin Pinner
Many applications can be thought of as a pipeline, with things being fed in at one end and emerging in a modified form at the other end. Here throughput is the most important characteristic rather than performance per se.
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14 March 2017

Stepping back from the bleeding edge

Posted by Martin Pinner
As a consultant I often get called in to help organisations improve the performance of their applications. The first requirement is usually to install some monitoring to see what is going on. Which makes me wonder: why isn’t...
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14 February 2017