Usually whenever I get an email with a subject line that contains the term “Increase Your Performance” - I tend to file it under junk, spam and filth if it hasn´t been directed towards that route automatically. So it was only by a whisper that I managed to save a mail detailing a new performance management developer community portal from destruction and quarantine earlier this week.
But do developers seek out specific information portals for help on performance management? It seems like a bit of a push doesn't it? After all, when was the last time you heard someone say that they were a performance management specialist and not find out that they worked for a performance management company? Well, you've probably never met someone that said that anyway, but you get my point.
Every case study I read (yes, I do read quite a few) seems to be concerned with enterprise integrations, migrations and assorted fine tuning of corporate IT stacks. Could it be the case that as this portal's owners (a company called dynaTrace) hope, customers will actually get together and collaborate information and distinct software modules designed to make IT installations perform better?
The ="http: tinyurl.com="" n6y9lu"="">portal itself, or web site if you prefer, is aimed at developer issues including monitoring, diagnosing and preventing performance setbooks across the full lifecycle - development, test and production - for mission critical applications. Its owners say that it is aimed at large, globally-deployed SOA, Java and .Net applications.
I don't question the value of application analysis and transaction tracing technologies such as this. Capturing individual transactions down to code level across different tiers and technologies in a distributed environment on a 24/7 basis is what this stuff is all about. I do question how many companies would bother collaborating on a portal site to share the improvements they have made – but perhaps I am reading it wrongly and they don't mean it that way. But that's certainly how it's been sold from where I'm sat.