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Five Developer Use Cases for Application Performance Monitoring Tools

Published: 13 September 2016

ID: G00297705

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick


Technical professionals responsible for DevOps and application development should use APM tools to tune their custom software's performance and to debug issues on production machines. This document describes five APM use cases for driving improvements in application quality.

Table Of Contents


  • The Five Developer Use Cases for Application Performance Monitoring Tools
    • Use Case 1: Tuning Applications for Performance
    • Use Case 2: Correlating Performance Metrics Between Environments
    • Use Case 3: Debugging Late-Stage and Production Issues
    • Use Case 4: Monitoring Real-World Application Usage
    • Use Case 5: Continuously Testing Business Processes, Services and Networks
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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