Managing and monitoring application performance

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Well delivered. It turned into a bit of a New Relic product pitch halfway through,but provided some nice insights into the tool.

Good content and discussion - but the last half did seem a bit like a New Relic sales pitch.

Rated 4

Anonymous at 16:14 on 5 Oct 2013

Instructive. Would have been useful to show which nr features are included for free and which must be paid for. (Rackspace customers get the free version)

Pretty informative, learnt more about profiling and whatnot, but to echo others, bit of a salesy pitch on New Relic. Still a good talk though, good amount of detail.

Started off well, but became too New Relic focused; the end half almost a tour of their web app - which didn't really feel suited to the audience. I've always really liked Sebastian's talks, so I was a little disappointed by this one. That said, the first half was good, and the whole talk was well delivered.

Started off well, but became too New Relic focused; the end half almost a tour of their web app - which didn't really feel suited to the audience. I've always really liked Sebastian's talks, so I was a little disappointed by this one. That said, the first half was good, and the whole talk was well delivered.

Good coverage of the subject matter, and while a lot of time was devoted to New Relic, it is the new kid on the block so presumably the one delegates will be the least familiar with.

A few real-world cases would have been nice, maybe where the monitoring had identified a problem, showing the before and after graphs.

Thanks a lot guys. This is really useful feedback and I can see how it all could be received as a sales pitch. I've put a bit too much excitement into that ;)

Nice talk, but lost me half way on the new relic thing.

Pretty much echo what's already been said. Possibly a little too much time spent on new relic, which is a product many people may not be willing or able to buy and the free tier not offer the tools discussed.

More time on the open source alternatives would have been great.

All in all a good talk though and introduced some tools that I hadn't come across

really useful content from this talk. will definitely be using new relic after seeing how simple it is to implement and how much data it can actually give me.

A good well delivered talk that made me happy as it turned out I knew most of it already :-)
We're lucky enough to use the paid for new relic at work but while it is great and I do love it I don't think it's a good idea to concentrate for so long on something that a lot of the audience won't have the chance or opportunity to use.
It would have been nice to see what's included in the free version of NR, so i know what to prepare myself for when I don't have the luxury of the paid for version anymore!

It's always good to encourage the monitoring of performance though as knowing what's happening in your application after each release is really important and is something that for the most part we should always track.

Kudos for highlighting the code club project too

Well delivered talk. Good crowd interaction. Lots of good examples and variations of tools.

I personally didn't have an issue with demo'ing of how good New Relic is because it was the truth.

Perhaps less time on a specific product next time to satisfy more people overall.

A good talk. In fairness to the speaker, if you try new relic, you can't help but bang on about it. It is that good.

Rated 4

Anonymous at 22:01 on 7 Oct 2013

I enjoyed this talk and think it was well delivered but agree with some of the other comments that the end became to focused on new relic. That said its a great tool so I can understand the enthusiasm. I took some ideas away from the talk but I think the abstract could just be slightly updated to mention what technologies you are going to discuss e.g. xdebug, xhprof and new relic which helps when deciding on what talks to attended.

Good coverage of the main PHP perf tools but would have been good to see some case studies on how to improve the performance of an app based on the profiling results or even how to make an app fast enough in the first place! :)

Enjoyed the talk, it was well presented. Content wise, it did exactly what it said on the tin as far as I'm concerned and certainly gave me some food for thought.

Rated 3

Anonymous at 15:55 on 8 Oct 2013

Slightly too much content for 50 minutes - the slides were flying by! Xdebug and xhProf seem to be essentially the same (?) so why not strip one out?

It was very noticeable that the talk became a bit like a New Relic advert during the second half. That's a paid-for "corporatey" thing which seemed to not match the PHPNW audience.

Also, I would have enjoyed some more real world examples and anecdotes and case studies etc.

Good talk well delivered. I commend Sebastian for taking the time in his introduction to advocate CodeClub!

The talk had a lot of good content, and I got bits out of it but probably missed a lot from the amount of information given on each topic.

Good overview of xdebug, xhprof and New Relic. Would have preferred a bit less on New Relic since I'm not likely to use it due to the cost, and a bit more on xdebug. A real example of how to improve performance in an application would have been useful too. Talk was well delivered though, thanks.