Top 35 PaaS Providers

35 Leading PaaS Providers Offering Built-In Infrastructure and Scalability

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) gives users with the platform and the environment for them to develop, manage, and run applications over the Internet.  PaaS takes away or lessens the complexities of building, maintaining, and enhancing the cloud infrastructure that developers need in order to develop and launch an app.  In other words, PaaS makes higher-level programming easy for web and software developers, and ultimately …

Mistakes Evaluating & Purchasing APM Software

Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating & Purchasing APM Software

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The right Application Performance Management and Monitoring solution can make all the difference. Not only can APM tools make you more productive by drastically reducing the time it takes to find the root cause of performance issues, but comprehensive APM solutions include robust reporting, real-time monitoring and alerts, and more to let you know immediately when a performance issue arises …

Security Information and Event Management

Why Security Should be Top-of-Mind for Developers

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Because security is an increasing concern for developers, a new movement is emerging, known as DevSecOps, which encourages developers to bring security and standards to the forefront while building applications. That means there’s good reason to stay on top of security information and event management trends and best practices, as well as the solutions that support it. With that in mind, let’s …

What is ViewBag?

ViewBag 101: How It Works, When It’s Used, Code Examples, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

ViewBag is a property – considered a dynamic object – that enables you to share values dynamically between the controller and view within ASP.NET MVC applications. Let’s take a closer look at ViewBag, when it’s used, some limitations, and other possible options to consider. What is ViewBag? The Microsoft Developer Network writes that the ViewBag property allows you to share …

What is C# Reflection?

How C# Reflection Works With Code Examples

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Reflection is when managed code can read its own metadata to find assemblies. Essentially, it allows code to inspect other code within the same system. To illustrate, Java’s static typing system isn’t designed to support the “doSomething” method unless the object conforms to a known interface. But with reflection, your code can view the object and find out if it …

What are OOP Concepts in C#?

OOP Concepts in C#: Code Examples and How to Create a Class

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Object oriented programming (OOP) is a programming structure where programs are organized around objects as opposed to action and logic. This is essentially a design philosophy that uses a different set of programming languages such as C#. Understanding OOP concepts can help make decisions about how you should design an application and what language to use. Everything in OOP is placed …

Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

Tips on Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

Stackify Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

The DevOps field has become increasingly competitive as dev leaders hone in on the specific skill sets they need to round out their teams. If you’re hiring for a DevOps position, it’s important to determine whether an applicant understands software development principles and methods and is the right fit for your organization. Let’s take a look at the current demand …

Java Memory Leaks - How To Fix Them

What to Do About Java Memory Leaks: Tools, Fixes, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Memory management is Java’s strongest suit, and one of the many reasons why developers choose Java over other platforms and programming languages. On paper, you create objects and Java would deploy its Garbage Collector to allocate and free up memory. But that’s not to say  Java is flawless; in real life, memory leaks do happen, and it happens a lot …

SIEM Implementation Strategy & Plan

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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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 …

What is Real User Monitoring?

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

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

What is Azure Cosmos DB?

What is Azure Cosmos DB? Features, Benefits, Pricing, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microsoft aims to help you better manage your data with services like Azure Cosmos DB, a multi-model database service that transparently scales and replicates your data wherever your users are. Let’s take a closer look at this PaaS offering and how you can benefit from it. A Definition of Azure Cosmos DB Comos DB is a database service that is …

What is Load Testing?

What is Load Testing? How It Works, Tools, Tutorials, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Performance testing is an important component of the application development lifecycle. Without it, your application could fail miserably in real-world conditions. That’s why we build tools like Retrace to help you monitor application performance, pinpoint and rectify bugs before your code ever gets to production. But performance testing isn’t a single process or method that lets you know whether your …

Starkwood_Media_and_Retrace_for_Proactive_Customer_Service

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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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

Stackify 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 …