A: AppMap client software is open-source software (OSS). We use the MIT License.
AppMap Cloud is a repository for AppMaps. It is server-based commercial software. Read more about AppMap Cloud.
A: APMs requre you to deploy your code before you can get information from them. AppMap works while the code is being developed - right in the code editor, and in CI/CD. Also, AppMap is focused on code behavior, design, and software architecture (data flow between web services, packages, APIs, code interfaces, SQL, caches, background jobs, etc). APMs focus on performance monitoring, error reporting, and systems architecture (network traffic between servers, load balancers, availability zones, etc).
A: There are other ways to record AppMaps besides recording automated tests. Please see the Recording methods documentation.
A: You have two good options - you can share the recorded AppMap JSON file, or you can upload the AppMap to the AppMap Cloud and share a link to it. See “Add AppMaps to a code issue” for a practical guide.
A: You can record AppMaps when you run your automated tests, and then upload those AppMaps to the AppMap Cloud. Contact us for further information about the techniques and benefits of integrating AppMaps into your CI/CD.
A: Yes, AppMap recording can be optimized for more compact results. Please see Refining AppMaps.
A: Although technically possible, we recommend against instrumenting production environments. Contact us on Discord for more information.
A: That depends on the application platform. Ruby and Java recording clients typically introduce 10-15% processing overhead.
A: Definitely not. We are always working on supporting new languages and frameworks. And, all AppMap client code, including language and framework integrations, is open source. Here are three ways to get more info:
A: You can find all the AppMap open source projects on GitHub at https://github.com/applandinc/.
Please see the Community page for tips on how to get connected with the AppMap community.
A: Visual Studio Code 1.52+, JetBrains 2021.1 and newer. See the Integrations section for details.
A: We keep adding support to new languages and code editors. Sign up for our Newsletter for updates and contact us on Discord about your specific request.
A: No. AppMap does not send any code or metadata about your code anywhere unless you manually upload AppMaps to the AppMap Cloud.
A: All AppMap OSS tools and components are staying open source and free forever.
A: Language clients are only required for recording (new) AppMaps. To open pre-recorded AppMaps, you do not need to install them. You only need the AppMap file and the code editor extension.
A: As of July 2021, Java, Python and Ruby are officially supported
A: JDK 8 and newer OpenJDK and Oracle distributions are supported. See the Integrations section for details.
A: Yes! AppMap Maven and Gradle plugins make it easy to record AppMaps from tests. See the Client setup guide for details.
A: Ruby 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7, Rails 5 and 6. See the Integrations section for details.
A: RSpec, Minitest, Cucumber
A: Python 3.6 and newer. See the Integrations section for details.
A: Django, Flask, pytest, unittest