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11 Tips to Improve JSON Performance & Usage

JSON is easy to work with and has become the standard data format for virtually everything. Although originally derived from the JavaScript scripting language, JSON…

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Implementing Cache Tagging with Redis

Redis has quickly become one of the top open source key value stores around. We at Stackify have been using Windows Azure’s Managed Cache but have…

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3 Data Sets That Bring Context to Exceptions

Even the smallest exception can cause material damage to your company’s operations, which, in turn can have repercussions on revenue. So it’s obviously important to…

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3 Ways to Improve Troubleshooting Exceptions

Your application is perfect, flawless in every way and always works… right? It’s more likely you spend a fair portion of your time troubleshooting problematic…

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The evolution of the world of app monitoring

‘Perfection would be a fatal flaw for evolution’ In technology, as in life, everything evolves, grows, develops, mutates and eventually goes away, being replaced with…

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Stackify received SD Times’ top 100 award

We are proud to be among  the top ten companies selected for the application developer tools that includes agile, product-line management and performance monitoring. “Building tools…

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3 Reasons to Use Azure instead of AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a stranglehold on the cloud computing market, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best and only option for you. Microsoft’s…

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Classic Coding Movie Scenes – Hackers

I hope you’re ready to watch endless scenes of gibberish text crawling down a computer screen, because this week we’re focusing on code in movies…

Scheduled Maintenance Tonight, 6/10

The Stackify team will be rolling out a new release tonight and doing some housekeeping while they’re in there to keep things running smoothly. Maintenance…

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The History of Computer and Cloud Storage

The huge improvements in hard drive cost efficiencies have helped the tech world grow exponentially. A movie like Avatar, that contained a petabyte of data, would…

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Scrum – Developers VS. Rugby Players

Like many words in the English language, “Scrum” has a few wildly diverse definitions. Let’s take a look at the differences (and maybe even a…

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New Features Update – April 2013

The Stackify team has been hard at work lately, striving as always to solve your toughest pain points in production so you can detect issues…

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Remote Application Management for Enterprise Ops

Software applications and IT operations are both becoming more complex. Today’s applications are typically composed of multiple servers, queuing, caching, databases, file storage, NoSQL, third…

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The Best Firefox Add-ons for Developers

Hey…remember Firefox? Google Chrome is now king of the browser hill, but Firefox is still chugging along and is actually still the best browser for…

Service Interruption

We are currently experiencing some partial outages of our system due to some Windows Azure problems. We are aware of the issues. Windows Azure’s latest…

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Remote Server Access for Developers

Software developers need remote server access to deploy and troubleshoot their applications. Unfortunately, even with today’s focus on DevOps, most of them don’t have the…

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Tips for Making Agile Less Fragile

Agile. You can’t avoid hearing it wherever you go even though “agile” means different things to different people. In some shops, agile means extremely small…

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DevOps Borat: Top 10 Tweets

DevOps Borat implies you shouldn’t “take yourself too seriously.” Regardless of how inconvenient the relationship between development and operations can be, it’s best to face…

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Application Support is Perfect for DevOps

When DevOps emerged in 2009, the gap between development and operations teams finally started to get the kind of media and vendor attention it deserved.…

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11 Worst Server Outages of 2012

As a developer, there really is no worse feeling than having your website, server, or app go down. The nightmare doesn’t end at scrambling to…

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The 44 Best Chrome Extensions for Developers

Pre-development Extensions Research your competition and form a plan of attack with these great extensions. MeasureIt Drag across any webpage to see the exact width…

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The Golden Rule of Programming

There is one particular issue that seems to be the root of most bugs in software programs. I see it over and over and over.…

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Defining the Ops in DevOps

So what does DevOps mean exactly? What is the Ops in DevOps?  Operations can mean a lot of things and even different things to different people.…

Stackify Updates: Holidays Edition

Our elves have been hard at work and we have some great updates going in today, 12/21/2012. Some highlights below: Azure Support Enhancements Better role…

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Top 10 Uses for Azure Message Queues

Was reading a great article on iron.io about message queues today. We use Windows Azure message queues at Stackify for a lot of these reasons.…

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Microsoft expanding Surface retail partners

Microsoft announced that they are expanding the Surface to 3rd party retail partners which will greatly expand it’s availability. Right now you can only buy…

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Tech Cocktail Kansas City Recap

Tech Cocktail came to Kansas City for the first time this week and we were glad to be one of the sixteen showcased companies. We…

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Agile Development Requires Agile Support

Agile development has become the standard methodology for application development. The days of long term planning with giant Gantt waterfall charts and detailed requirements is…

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What is Stackify?

You have developers, applications, and servers. Stackify makes sure that they are all working efficiently. Our mission is to give developers the integrated tools they…

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Development teams do not scale

Recently I have been thinking about how development teams don’t scale very well. The bigger a team and the product get, the more time the…

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13 Area Entrepreneurs in Spotlight

13 Area Entrepreneurs in Spotlight on Monday as Startup@Kauffman Demo Day Kicks Off One Week KC Startups from metro area and Joplin will pitch their…

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Stackify featured in the KC Business Journal

Stackify was featured in today’s KC Business Journal! Ex-VinSolutions exec pours sale proceeds into Stackify, other tech startups Read the entire article on their website:…

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Developers Need Production Access

Application developers spend a lot of time troubleshooting and supporting production applications. The problem is they don’t have production access, or sometimes even worse, too…