Understanding the Impact of a Legacy Visual Basic Application: This blog post describes how an American bank manages performance of their legacy Visual Basic 6/.NET application in development, test, and production. Complex legacy applications accumulate for example through mergers, changes in application ownership, or simply the passing of time. When performance degrades in a legacy application it can be especially challenging to find the root cause, because many vendors do not offer solutions that give sufficient insight into them. The bank, a Compuware APM customer, gets full visibility throughout the lifecycle.

Read the full blog by Daniel Kaar: Understanding the Impact of a Legacy Visual Basic Application

Improving Message Queue Throughput tenfold by choosing the right XML Parser: If your application is simultaneously under load and doing heavy back-end processing, performance can be affected. That’s why many application architectures use Message Queues such as IBM WebSphere®, which spread work evenly over the day. But what do you do if your Message Queue isn’t performing? This blog post draws on experience working with an e-commerce company to identify and resolve Message Queue performance hotspots.

Read the full blog by Andreas Grabner: Improving Message Queue Throughput tenfold by choosing the right XML Parser


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