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Why Java Developers Need Spring Insight on CloudFoundry

Developers are realizing the benefits of using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) options, such as VMware’s own CloudFoundry.com, where they have choice of programming language, middleware options, and can start developing in seconds, without having to set up complicated infrastructure. While VMware runs the underlying infrastructure of CloudFoundry.com, application teams are still squarely on the hook to run and scale their applications.

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Spring Insight answers the question “what just happened with my code?” and let’s developers see how code is behaving in development, stress test, or other environments for any Java application installed within their CloudFoundry.com account. 

What does it mean when developers add Spring Insight to their CloudFoundry.com account?  It means developers have instant access for code-level monitoring on any Java application install in their Cloud Foundry Account. Developers can use it to see what services run for a page request, find slow execution, drill into causes, and verify transaction are working as designed. Any code change in CloudFoundry.com can be analyzed to see:

  • JDBC/SQL queries and database transactions
  • Spring bean interaction
  • Calls to external services
  • HTTP headers in a REST application
  • Slow-loading pages, stack traces, and more

Here is the FAQ on insight.cloudfoundry.com, and, below, is a short video of a developer installing Spring Insight into their Cloud Foundry Account.

 

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About the Author: Stacey Schneider has over 15 years of working with technology, with a focus on working with sales and marketing automation as well as internationalization. Schneider has held roles in services, engineering, products and was the former head of marketing and community for Hyperic before it was acquired by SpringSource and VMware. She is now working as a product marketing manager across the vFabric products at VMware, including supporting Hyperic. Prior to Hyperic, Schneider held various positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including Group Director of Technology Product Marketing, a role for which her contributions awarded her a patent. Schneider received her BS in Economics with a focus in International Business from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Stacey Schneider

About Stacey Schneider

Stacey Schneider has over 15 years of working with technology, with a focus on working with sales and marketing automation as well as internationalization. Schneider has held roles in services, engineering, products and was the former head of marketing and community for Hyperic before it was acquired by SpringSource and VMware. She is now working as a product marketing manager across the vFabric products at VMware, including supporting Hyperic. Prior to Hyperic, Schneider held various positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including Group Director of Technology Product Marketing, a role for which her contributions awarded her a patent. Schneider received her BS in Economics with a focus in International Business from the Pennsylvania State University.

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