7 Essential Best Practices to Follow When Adopting a DevOps Model

Gregory Chapman Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Terms such as DevOps, Agile and LEAN are now used in a single bundle. If a project is created according to the LEAN methodology, all processes become more efficient with DevOps and Agile, making it possible to remain flexible and respond quickly to changes. In this article, we will share seven best practices you need to follow when adopting a DevOps model. 

Ansible vs Jenkins

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the challenges when you’re starting out with DevOps is getting the lay of the land. There are a lot of tools out there. And when one of the goals of DevOps is continually improving your processes, it’s important for you to understand how those tools might fit in your infrastructure. At the same time, you want to be …

Learn Jenkins: Top Jenkins Tutorials and Resources

Justin Reynolds Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If there’s one thing SRE professionals and DevOps engineers lack, it’s time. After all, engineers need to oversee a variety of processes—like ensuring operational stability, conducting integration testing, and maintaining cybersecurity—to make sure their apps are working optimally. The list goes on and on.  With heavy workloads and tight deadlines, there’s little time to waste on software issues stemming from …

What is SDLC?

What Is SDLC? Understand the Software Development Life Cycle

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) refers to a methodology with clearly defined processes for creating high-quality software. in detail, the SDLC methodology focuses on the following phases of software development: Requirement analysis Planning Software design such as architectural design Software development Testing Deployment This article will explain how SDLC works, dive deeper in each of the phases, and provide …

10 Best DevOps Certifications in 2020 Ranked

10 Best DevOps Certifications in 2020 Ranked

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Certifications are a great way to show industry knowledge of specific tools but also display your commitment and passion for the subject. Many big tech players such as Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft offer certifications to educate users on how to use their tools and services correctly. Besides sharing valuable knowledge, DevOps certification is a great way to …

Monitoring Microservices: A 5-Step Guide

Mark Henke Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Why is monitoring microservices so important? It’s because we work in a time where systems are complex, distributed across multiple microservices. For example, even a simple e-commerce app may have Ordering, Product Catalog, and Shipping services. Our tooling and practices sometimes struggle to keep up with such complexity. It reminds me of music and video games. In the early days …

Continuous Delivery Trends

Software Trends for 2020: Continuous Delivery

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

“Software is eating the world” is no longer a hopeful vision. It’s happening. It’s here. Software is driving the world’s most important technological trends, and 2020 will prove to be an inflection point for several of them. Underlying the rapid pace of software transformation is another trend that has become immensely popular in itself. The rise of continuous delivery has …

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage: Tips to Consider

Anzhela Sychyk Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the  Data Age 2025 report, worldwide data is expected to grow 61% to 175 zettabytes by 2025. The enterprise sector, in particular, generates more than 30% each year. To be ready for a digital future, consider the scaling strategy of data infrastructure beforehand.  Scale-up and scale-out are the main ways to add capacity to your infrastructure. While both solutions …

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Top Kubernetes Tutorials & Resources for All Levels

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you are a developer who uses containers, chances are you and your team have heard about Kubernetes. At its core, Kubernetes is a container operating system for the web, but has grown to be much more. Sure, Kubernetes can manage your containers, network traffic, and bring up a crashed ad, but it has also become a widely adopted platform …

AWS Elastic Beanstalk .NET Core Getting Started

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

AWS offers a variety of services to solve specific needs. There are some core services, like EC2 and VPC, that let you create an infrastructure for your applications that scales easily. But if you’re new to AWS and also new to infrastructure, you might need to invest some time reading before you deploy your application to AWS. I remember my first time …

5 Best Security Practices for Tomcat Servers

Harsh Gala Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Tomcat servers are widely used application servers for today’s development architectures, popular for hosting Java based applications. Below is a guide on best security practices for security your Tomcat Server environment. 1. Beware of Banner Grabbing What is banner grabbing? Banner grabbing is the process of gaining information from computer systems including services, open ports, version, etc. How banner grabbing …

AWS Redshift Monitoring: The Complete Guide

Janos Zold Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Would you like to detect problems in your Amazon Redshift environments? Does your team need a high-level overview of what monitoring options they can choose from when they deploy Redshift nodes and clusters? First, we’ll start with one of the most important components of any monitoring strategy: performance and availability monitoring. Then, we’ll continue with monitoring Redshift configuration changes and …

AWS Batch_ A Detailed Guide to Kicking Off Your First Job

AWS Batch: A Detailed Guide to Kicking Off Your First Job

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

There are always the kind of tasks that need to run periodically, either to analyze and process information (like fraud detection), or to simply do things like send email reports. But for that, we need to have a tool to schedule computer resources and, of course, the script. But what if we only need to worry about coding the script? Introducing AWS …

Azure Container Services

Azure Container Service (AKS) – A Detailed Intro

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Over the last few years, people have increasingly been adopting containers. But to use containers at a large scale, you need to use an orchestrator to ease the administration of your applications. Kubernetes is the most popular orchestrator and, while there are many concepts you need to learn to make the most of it, the benefits of using Kubernetes are …

AWS Fargate Monitoring

AWS Fargate Monitoring

Samuel James Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As companies evolve from a monolithic architecture to microservice architecture, some common challenges often surface that companies must address during the journey. In this post, we’ll discuss one of these challenges: observability and how to do it in AWS Fargate. A Little History Before Talking AWS Fargate Monitoring Twenty years ago, applications were different from what they are today. They …

What Is an IIS Application Pool

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

People who are new to hosting web apps on IIS (Internet Information Services) sometimes struggle with the concept of application pools. What is an IIS application pool? What purpose does it serve? In this post, we’ll answer these questions—and more. We’ll begin by offering a brief introduction to IIS itself. If you’re already well acquainted with this piece of software, …