SIEM Implementation Strategy & Plan

SIEM: A Guide to Successful Implementation, Strategy, and Planning

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) allows you to get real time analysis on threats and security alerts that are created by network applications and hardware. It controls the storage, manipulation, analysis, and reporting of different security data and enables you to correlate different events and alerts. SIEM plays a role in regulatory compliance and isn’t something that you should ignore. …

How to Return AJAX Response from Asynchronous JavaScript Call

How to Return AJAX Response from Asynchronous JavaScript Call: Methods and Code Examples

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When JavaScript is used in conjunction with XML or REST APIs, you can create some useful behaviors with a set of web-development techniques collectively known as Ajax. Let’s take a look at a specific Ajax functionality: returning an Ajax response from an asynchronous JavaScript call. First, What is Ajax? Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or Ajax, isn’t a new technology in itself, …

Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Development vs. Continuous Deployment

Dev Leaders Compare Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment vs. Continuous Integration

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

The DevOps trend has given rise to a number of buzzwords and methodologies aiming to speed delivery and accuracy, giving developers the tools they need to deliver better products, with fewer bugs, and implement improvements continuously. Speaking of continuously, you may be familiar with the terms continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration. The differences between the three can be …

What is Kestrel Web Server?

What is Kestrel Web Server? How It Works, Benefits, and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Kestrel is open-source (source code available on GitHub), event-driven, asynchronous I/O based server used to host ASP.NET applications on any platform. It’s a listening server and a command-line interface. You install the listening server on a Windows or Linux server and the command-line interface on your computer. It was launched by Microsoft along with ASP.NET Core. All ASP.NET Core apps utilize a …

Starkwood_Media_and_Retrace_for_Proactive_Customer_Service

Starkwood Media and Retrace: Logging and Exception Management and Proactive Customer Support

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

Starkwood Media has been providing the automotive industry with media solutions for over 16 years. They continually work to pioneer customers’ online presence through their own experience and integration of current, successful web practices. They sought out Retrace in an effort to consolidate their tools and in doing so were able to offer more proactive customer support. Daniel Taylor, the …

What is IIS Express?

What is IIS Express? How It Works, Tutorials, and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Previously, when developers built and tested ASP.Net sites and applications, they use one of these two servers: Visual Studio’s ASP.NET Development Server and the Windows’ IIS Web Server. Each option has its pros and cons. Then, an increasing number of developers expressed their desire to have a server that exhibits the characteristics of user-friendly ASP.NET Development Server along with the …

Visual Studio Online/Team Services

What is Visual Studio Team Services? A Look at Its Features, Uses, Tutorials and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we’re big fans of tools that make developers’ lives simpler, and one such tool is Visual Studio Online, which is now known as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), an extension of the Visual Studio architecture that covers development teams. It has special tools and roles for software developers, testers, and specialists. These include tools for collaboration, reporting, development, and measurement. …

Announcing: Retrace for Azure Functions preview

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

Have you had a chance yet to play with Azure Functions?  Here at Stackify, we’re pretty excited about this capability on Azure and the promise that it holds for building rapidly scale-able event-based processing with little to no management overhead! We’ve also heard from a lot of you asking when Retrace would be able to support this new serverless architecture. …

Top Java Tools

Top Java Tools: 63 Tools to Power Every Phase of Java Development

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Many know Java as one of the simplest, but most powerful (not to mention sought-after) programming languages used by web developers. There are others who see it in the opposite light, saying that Java is a hard and more complex programming language. In order to execute your Java coding more effectively, there are a handful of Java tools that web …

Java Interview Questions

20 Java Pros and Dev Leaders Share Their Favorite Java Interview Questions (and How You Should Prepare to Answer Them)

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development

Java remains a popular programming language, and it’s still the most sought-after programming language among employers. That means if you’re looking for a programming job, prospective employers will likely be asking questions designed to gauge your knowledge of this long-established programming language. (If you’re interviewing for new developer positions, you should probably brush up on your DevOps interview questions, too.) …

Syslog Examples, Tools, and Best Practices

Syslog Tutorial: How It Works, Examples, Best Practices, and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Syslog is a standard for sending and receiving notification messages–in a particular format–from various network devices. The messages include time stamps, event messages, severity, host IP addresses, diagnostics and more. In terms of its built-in severity level, it can communicate a range between level 0, an Emergency, level 5, a Warning, System Unstable, critical and level 6 and 7 which …

Gradle vs. Maven

Gradle vs. Maven: Performance, Compatibility, Builds, & More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Gradle is one of several Java development tools featured in Stackify’s Comprehensive Java Developer’s Guide, but it’s not the only build automation tool to consider. Maven is an older and commonly used alternative, but which build system is best for your project? With other tools, such as Spring, allowing developers to choose between the two systems, coupled with an increasing …

Docker Environment Variables Tips and Best Practices

Docker Environment Variables: How to Set and Configure Server Applications

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker is an open-sourced project that uses containers instead of virtual machines to run server applications. This is a setup that uses fewer resources for development and hosting, so it’s no wonder that Docker is taking the development world by storm. You can even use Docker with ASP.NET, and of course, you can leverage Stackify’s Retrace with your existing stack, including Docker, …

What is PowerShell Start-Process?

What is PowerShell Start Process? How to Execute a File from a Command Line in Windows

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

PowerShell is an incredible tool; you can even extend its powers with Azure PowerShell to control Azure’s robust functionality, allowing you to use cmdlets to provision VMs, create cloud services, and carry out a number of other complex processes. At Stackify, we’re big fans of Azure, but that’s not to say it’s the best choice for everyone (check out our …

What is Pair Programming? Advantages, Challenges, and Tutorials

What is Pair Programming? Advantages, Challenges, Tutorials & More

Alexandra Altvater BuildBetter, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Developers do their best work when they’re inspired and empowered, as we discussed recently in this post. That means equipping your developers with the tools and resources they need to be more efficient, blending agility with accuracy to build better products, faster. There are several tactics for achieving these goals, many of which work well in tandem. Application performance monitoring, …

DevOps Interview Questions and How to Prepare

What’s Your Favorite DevOps Interview Question? 20 DevOps Pros Share Their Favorite Questions and How Developers Can Prepare

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development

Everyone’s talking about DevOps these days, so it’s no surprise that companies are looking for developers and team leaders who are well-versed in the latest DevOps approaches. Speaking of the latest approaches, it’s becoming more important than ever to integrate DevOps, APM, and the developer, so be sure to download our free guide, The Complete Developer Takeover, to learn how to …

Top Docker Tools

Top Docker Tools: 51 Useful Docker Tools for Every Stage of the Development Pipeline

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker is sweeping across startups and enterprises alike, changing the way we build and ship applications. It’s the most prominent and widely known software container platform, and it’s particularly useful for eliminating common challenges when collaborating on code (like the “it works on my machine” phenomenon that most devs know all too well). With Docker, you can run and manage …

Stackify's Latest Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here

Prefix New Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here!

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

After months of hard work, we’re thrilled to release the latest version of Prefix, Prefix v3.0. In this new version, we fixed a number of bugs and added a few major enhancements including: A major .NET profiler update Better remote tracing New feature: the ability to disable suggestions Improved Remote Tracing with Prefix v3.0 One of Prefix’s key features has …

Java Management Extensions

What is Java Management Extensions? An Overview of JMX, mBeans and Consoles, Tutorials & More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Java remains one of the most popular programming languages in 2017, landing second only to JavaScript among the languages developers use most. Developers for this popular language are in high demand, as well, requiring a diverse skillset including communication, in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem, and of course an understanding of the language so deep they could code in their sleep. …