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Diagnostics for Web Developers: dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3

App performance management company dynaTrace software has released its free AJAX Edition 3 product, which now supports both Firefox (versions 3.6 and 4) as well as Internet Explorer (versions 6, 7, and 8). The company asserts that this release makes AJAX Edition 3 the first cross-browser JavaScript performance management tool on the market.

In addition, dynaTrace has announced premium enterprise extensions to AJAX Edition 3, including enterprise test automation and automated regression analysis. These capabilities are labeled as 'premium' services available via a commercial version for client-side development and test teams.

Claiming to have a user community of over 30,000 users, dynaTrace AJAX Edition is essentially a web 2.0 client-side tool designed to provide web developers and testers with diagnostics and benchmarking functions. The tool is designed to provide an actionable breakdown of where performance is being lost, as well as stats pertaining to caching, rendering, page load performance, and so on. It also provides automated regression management, simultaneous cross-browser test and analysis facilities, and integrated developer dashboard and reporting.

"We have continued to listen to our AJAX Edition and wider AJAX/JavaScript communities. They have been clamoring for Firefox support and more enterprise-class test and regression management facilities," said Andreas Grabner, dynaTrace lead architect, developer and AJAX solutions. "Many IT executives are only now waking up to the fact that web 2.0 applications split code between the browser and the server, in effect recreating a client-server application environment."

"With more and more services and frameworks coming from third parties, and the Internet and clouds between users and data centers, assuring optimal user experience has become a significant and complex challenge. I am very proud this third edition seems to have hit the mark with developers, testers, and development managers who have to insure speed, stability, and scale for their most important user facing applications," added Grabner.

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