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Application Target Considerations

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In the last step, we compared RUM and synthetic transactions. We joined a discussion where we considered what metrics are better to gauge using Real User Monitoring (RUM) rather than Synthetic Transactions. In this step, we will look at application target considerations.

When deciding how to implement application monitoring and which tools to use, it’s important to recognise that there are different targets for your applications and thus, monitoring will depend on the targets, especially data collection.

If your application is written in .NET, Java, Microsoft Windows, Azure, or Amazon Web Services, monitoring will differ depending on how the application is written and where it’s being hosted. For most monitoring tools, there will be different software development kits (SDKs) for every language. Before you decide how to monitor and which tool to use, make sure to research which tools work best for the frameworks, languages and implementations of your application.

In the following step, we will examine the topology of deployments to determine if considerations for monitoring are relevant.

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