Load Testing vs. Performance Testing vs. Stress Testing

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Just conducting one type of testing is generally not enough. For example, let’s say you decide to perform unit testing only. However, unit tests only verify business logic. Many other types of tests exist to verify the integration between components, such as integration tests. But what if you want to measure the maximum performance of your application? Or what if …

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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.NET Performance Optimization: Everything You Need To Know

Jared Nance Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It’s Friday afternoon, the majority of the development staff has already packed up and headed home for the weekend, but you remain to see the latest hotfix through to production. To your dismay, immediately after deployment, queues start backing up and you begin to get alerts from your monitoring system. Something has been broken and all evidence points to an …

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 …

How to Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2

Roger Davidson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A growing number of online retailers are now migrating to Magento 2 from the earlier version, Magento 1. This trend of migration is driven both by functional advantages and strategic planning as Magento will stop supporting its 1.x versions after 2020. That’s the reason why so many business owners are upgrading their online stores with the latest technology. Why Your …

The Impact of Automated Software Testing on Native Manual Testing

Erna Clayton Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The future of software testing depends upon the amalgam of human ability and machine capability. Implementing automated software testing with native manual testing allows testers to easily replicate processes, resulting in more efficient and accurate testing.   To impart a basic understanding, software test automation or automated software testing is a software verification process where the basic functions are made to …

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 …

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IIS Error Logs and Other Ways to Find ASP.Net Failed Requests

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As exciting as it can be to write new features in your ASP.Net application, our users inevitably encounter failed requests. Do you know how to troubleshoot IIS or ASP.NET errors on your servers? It can be tempting to bag on your desk and problem your annoyance.  However, Windows and ASP.NET provide several different logs where failed requests are logged. This …

Find out why you need 3 different types of .NET profilers

List of .Net Profilers: 3 Different Types and Why You Need All of Them

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

.NET Profilers are a developer’s best friend when it comes to optimizing application performance. They are especially critical when doing low level CPU and memory optimizations. But did you know that there are three different types of profilers? Traditional .NET profilers that track process memory usage, time spent per line of code and frequency of method calls. Lightweight profilers or other …

Java Profilers

Java Profilers: Why You Need These 3 Different Types

Darin Howard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Debugging performance issues in production can be a pain and, in some cases, impossible without the right tools. Java profilers have been around forever, but the profilers most developers think about are only one type: standard JVM profilers. However, using one type of profiler is not enough. Suppose you’re analyzing your application’s performance. There are multiple profiling activities which you …

Java Performance Tools: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know

Java Performance Tools: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know!

Darin Howard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Managing an application’s performance, and specifically keeping it in good condition, is one of the hardest challenges in software development. That’s true for virtually any programming language and platform. Java is no exception to this rule. But beyond that, Java also presents some unique challenges of its own. For instance, one of those challenges has to do with garbage collection. …

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How to Monitor IIS Performance: From the Basics to Advanced IIS Performance Monitoring

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Need help on how to monitor IIS? This guide covers the basics, including HTTP ping checks, IIS Application Pools, and important Windows Performance Counters. We’ll also take a look at how to use an application performance management system to simplify all of this and get more advanced IIS performance monitoring for ASP.NET applications. Without monitoring IIS performance, you could end …

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SQL Performance Tuning: 7 Practical Tips for Developers

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Being able to execute a SQL performance tuning is a vital skill for software teams that rely on relational databases. Vital isn’t the only adjective that we can apply to it, though. Rare also comes to mind, unfortunately. Many software professionals think that they can just leave all the RDBMS settings as they came by default. They’re wrong. Often, the …

Reducing MTTR in the Field: 10 Simple Steps Using Retrace

Reducing MTTR in the Field: 10 Simple Steps Using Retrace

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The last decade has ushered in a golden era of software engineering. The rise of cloud computing freed companies from managing their own data centers and provided on-demand scaling. These services allow for provisioning servers on the fly using configuration and code. Treating that task as just another type of software development led to the advent of DevOps. Cloud computing and …

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The shift to cloud computing and the DevOps revolution have fueled some important changes in the way we think about software development and monitoring. It has delivered huge benefits to the companies that have fully embraced the approach. In fact, the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) 2018 industry survey found a new small group of “elite” performers that are deploying code far more often …

Ruby Performance Tuning

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

There are many things to praise about the Ruby language: adherence to the object orientation paradigm, simplicity, elegance, and powerful meta-programming capabilities. Unfortunately, performance isn’t top of mind when people think about the many qualities of the language. For years, people have been denouncing the Ruby programming language as slow. Is it? Sure, some people will spread a fair amount …

Better code, Better results: No BS [Webinar]

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

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 …

How to Remove Application Insights

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microsoft’s Application Insights provides a basic application performance monitoring solution for .NET applications. For some types of .NET projects, Visual Studio will automatically add it to your solution. In this article, we are going to cover how to disable Application Insights. Why disable Application Insights? When considering to remove a tool that helps with monitoring, it’s worth thinking why you …