Profile of a Founder: Matt Watson of Stackify

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Stackify was founded in January 2012. Before Stackify, I was the CTO of a rapidly growing enterprise software service (SaaS) provider. I noticed that agile development had caused developers to be much more involved in day-to-day IT operations, but they lacked the tools and server access to do it efficiently. Virtually every dev and dev team deals with this problem. So, Stackify was founded to create a suite of tools to give not only developers, but everyone involved in the SDLC, the visibility and access they need to continuously improve the performance of their applications.

COVID-19 Update: Our Promise

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Our mission has always been to help software teams to continuously improve their applications. As COVID-19 is impacting the world, we want to assure you that we’re staying true to our promise.

Stackify Concentrates on Kansas City

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Stackify shifts outreach strategy to concentrate its focus on local network expansion and prioritize Kansas City development teams. Stackify had centralized on inbound and outbound efforts without any geographic emphasis and will continue to serve development teams globally.

Continuous Application Improvement

What is Continuous Application Improvement?

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CAI stands for Continuous Application Improvement. It is a software improvement process that is implemented at each step of the SDLC, ensuring immediate feedback at each step rather than waiting until risk levels and impact has gone up. When you implement CAI you shift your improvement process as far left as possible and catch software bugs and performance problems where …

What is Real User Monitoring?

What Is Real User Monitoring? How It Works, Examples, Best Practices, and More

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Real User Monitoring is a type of performance monitoring that captures and analyzes each transaction by users of a website or application. It’s also known as real user measurement, real user metrics, end-user experience monitoring, or simply RUM. It’s used to gauge user experience, including key metrics like load time and transaction paths, and it’s an important component of application …

Fast-growing Leawood tech company rounds up local investors for $6M raise

KC-Based Stackify Is Growing Fast, Hiring Too

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Stackify has raised another round of capital. Stackify filed paperwork on November 20, 2019 that they had raised $4.132 million dollars. In conversations with the company, they revealed that they had actually raised a little more than $6 million in the form of both debt and equity. The round included $2 million from Cypress Growth Capital – continuing the pattern of receiving money from angels only.

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, …

How To Handle Java Exceptions

9 Best Practices to Handle Exceptions in Java

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Exception handling in Java isn’t an easy topic. Beginners find it hard to understand and even experienced developers can spend hours discussing how and which Java exceptions should be thrown or handled. That’s why most development teams have their own set of rules on how to use them. And if you’re new to a team, you might be surprised how …

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 …

Java 12: New Features and Enhancements Developers Should Know

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Oracle will soon roll out Java 12 in March 2019 and new releases will drop once every six months thereafter. The goal is to make new releases more frequent for the Java ecosystem, with certain releases earmarked as long-term support (LTS). And by support, we mean the allocation of update releases for bug fixes and critical security patches. This latest …

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 …