Mike Volodarsky's blog

Formerly the core server PM for IIS 7.0 and ASP.NET, now I run LeanSentry.
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AppliedInnovations partnership brings LeanSentry to Windows-based ecommerce sites

Pretty excited this week, AppliedInnovations just announced a partnership to bring LeanSentry diagnostics to its Windows ecommerce customers.

This is a smart move, because lets face it - the worst time for your ecommerce site to go down is when its making most sales.  Unfortunately, thats exactly when all the hidden application bugs and performance problems are most likely to surface.

Most people unwittingly introduce bugs and performance regressions in code changes throughout the year, most of which never surface.  However, they are likely to surface when the site becomes stressed by the holiday traffic.  Which is the last time you want to be dealing with hangs or high CPU.

We are already seeing online retailers embracing LeanSentry diagnostics to help discover/fix application issues before the holiday rush.  We are excited about the Applied Innovations partnership because it helps make LeanSentry available to them quickly so they can get fixing.

Read more about it here: http://blog.leansentry.com/2013/11/appliedinnovations-choses-leansentry-help-customers-get-apps-ready-holiday-season/.

Best,
Mike

Let’s fix production troubleshooting

Let's fix web app troubleshooting with LeanSentry

Production troubleshooting sucks.

I know, I've been doing it for years. Even though I am good at it, I can safely admit I don't love it.

This should not be a surprise. I would much rather be building a new product, adding new features ... or doing something else more creative than digging for a root of a memory leak in WinDbg.

After launching LeanSentry 7 months ago, we've been working hard to fix how IT and developers deal with production troubleshooting.

Our vision: to build a system that would automatically catch and troubleshoot most common IIS and ASP.NET issues ... eliminating the need for production debugging entirely.

Today, this vision is getting even closer to being reality. LeanSentry now features automatic diagnostics that can help you solve hangs, memory leaks, and application pool crashes ... without doing any of the debugging yourself.

To learn more about our approach and see the new diagnostics, check out our post on the LeanSentry blog.

Then go straight to our Troubleshoot an IIS hang and Fix an ASP.NET memory leak diagnostic pages to see it in action.

Best,
Mike