What are Microservices?

What are Microservices? Code Examples, Best Practices, Tutorials and More

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Microservices are increasingly used in the development world as developers work to create larger, more complex applications that are better developed and managed as a combination of smaller services that work cohesively together for more extensive, application-wide functionality. Tools such as Service Fabric are rising to meet the need to think about and build apps using a piece-by-piece methodology that is, …

Stackify Named to Constellation ShortList for Digital Performance Management

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Stackify was recently named in the Constellation ShortlistTM Digital Performance Management Q3 2019 for the early adoption service provider of digital transformation initiatives. “In our experience working on tens of thousands of vendor selections, we’ve learned that no two organizations have the same requirements. We cut through the clutter and marketing hype and present the top offerings in each of …

Inc. 5000 ranks Matt Watson’s Stackify among top fastest-growing companies in KC

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Article from Startland News by Austin Barnes // If founders don’t put themselves out there, they’ll never know how far they can grow, advised Matt Watson, shortly after Inc. Magazine ranked his tech startup — Stackify — one of the fastest growing companies in Kansas City… Read more:Inc. 5000 ranks Matt Watson’s Stackify among top fastest-growing companies in KC

See why developers choose Retrace over New Relic

Looking for New Relic Alternatives & Competitors? Learn Why Developers Pick Retrace

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New Relic is one of the industry leaders for SaaS-based application performance management. However, many are starting to look for new relic alternatives. Probably about half of those alternatives are available as SaaS APM. New Relic Pricing Forcing You to Look for Alternatives? We talk to companies every day that are currently using New Relic but are looking for alternatives …

Case Study: ClearSale sees clear ROI from using Retrace

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Background: After dealing with a large, difficult APM vendor, ClearSale was in dire need to switch to a reliable solution that was easy to implement, able to provide all the information they needed in one place, and provide enough value to speed up quality application building. Solution: After checking out a live demo of Retrace, Stackify’s APM tool, it was …

Better code, Better results: No BS [Webinar]

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Small changes for big wins At Stackify, we have the privilege of talking with hundreds of companies that have similar software challenges. We found that the #1 challenge is to deliver more value, faster, and with higher quality… while controlling cost, headcount, and complexity. How do you squeeze more out of every delivery cycle with less? There are ways to …

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New Feature in Retrace: Application Scoring

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Stackify, a leader in application performance tools, is excited to announce App Scoring as part of the Retrace product suite. App Scoring expands on Retrace’s deep performance insights, combining many factors of an application’s performance into a single “letter grade” benchmark score. With the addition of this new metric, users of Retrace can now see at a glance how their …

Retrace release

What’s New in Retrace: Java on Windows Support Now Available

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We are happy to announce the release of Java on Windows in Retrace! This latest Retrace release aims to provide first-class support for monitoring Java web applications and services running on Windows systems. Now all the Java APM features that you could use on Linux are now also available for Windows! In addition, the release supports the most commonly used …

SST Software Fixes Problems behind the Scenes with Retrace

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Get Immediate Insights and Alerts – Out of the Box SST Software has gained credibility as the expert in structuring and managing spatial data for the agricultural industry. Their system manages site-specific data for more than 100 million acres in over 20 countries. We sat down with Systems Architect Scott Wise to learn how Retrace helps his team provide an ecosystem …

Retrace platform update to alerts and notificaitons

Retrace Platform Major Update: Alerts and Notifications

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UPDATE: The previously scheduled maintenance has been rescheduled for February 14, 2018, 10:00am CST – 2:00pm CST to account for additional changes and some scheduling conflict with other maintenance and releases.” Stackify will be releasing a major update to a subsystem of the Retrace platform that impacts how alerts are processed through the system and users are notified of those alerts. …

Retrace Empowers Your Developer Team

Retrace Delivers Easy-to-Navigate Logging to VinSolutions’ Developers

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Let’s Talk Logs Application and server logs are the eyes and ears for developers when it comes to troubleshooting application problems. Traditional log management solutions do not provide any features for tracking and identifying application errors. What’s worse, multiple users using your application at the same time can cause a major tangle in your logs. Sorting through your logs to …

Understand why you should track all exceptions.

Why Tracking and Monitoring All Exceptions is Important

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Modern applications are complex multi-tier and multi-layer systems that consist of multiple client-side apps, web servers, application servers, and database servers. The applications use third-party libraries, communicate with other applications using different communication mechanisms, and rely on cloud services and hosting providers. The complexity goes on and on and on. In other words, modern applications are Complicated with a capital …

Avoid these APM vanity metrics

Avoid APM Vanity Metrics – Use What Matters

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Metrics are how we assess aspects of our business, applications, and infrastructure. They allow us to measure and report on key indicators, and we can then use that information for making decisions, or to adjust for improved performance, stability and overall quality. While collecting and analyzing metrics can be hard work, in many respects, the most challenging aspect of working …

VinSolutions Gets Secure Visibility with Retrace

Retrace Helps VinSolutions with Risk-Free Visibility for Their Dev Teams

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The Choice: Security or Visibility Stackify was founded because we were frustrated that our development team didn’t have the tools that they needed. We used a variety of tools like Nagios and Splunk, but none of our developers had access to them. What’s worse, even if they did, the tools only told part of the story and presented a unique …

Hiring ASP.NET Developers

ASP.NET Interview Questions: Tips for Hiring ASP.NET Developers

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There are hundreds of questions you could ask to determine a job candidate’s fit for an ASP.NET related position. Characteristics of a good candidate include high comfort level, skill level, and an in-depth understanding of essential and advanced development concepts. The interview questions below make a good primer for screening employees working in the .NET framework. That said, this list …

Software Deployment Tools

Top Software Deployment Tools: 25 Useful Tools to Streamline Software Delivery

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Software deployment tools make the process of distributing software and updates as easy as possible. Often, these tasks are automatic or scheduled to enable software developers to focus on what they do best – writing code. And the best tools work with a variety of platforms and types of infrastructures, making it easy to streamline your workflow in your preferred environment. …