AWS Lambda with Python: A Complete Getting Started Guide

AWS Lambda with Python: A Complete Getting Started Guide

Casey Dunham Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In this post, we’ll learn what Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda is, and why it might be a good idea to use for your next project. For a more in-depth introduction to serverless and Lambda, read AWS Lambda: Your Quick Start Guide to Going Serverless. In order to show how useful Lambda can be, we’ll walk through creating a simple Lambda function using …

Ruby Garbage Collection

How Does Ruby Garbage Collection Work? A Simple Tutorial

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Ruby, like most other modern, high-level programming languages, doesn’t force you to manage memory. This feature is called garbage collection, or GC, and you get it for free in Ruby. You can write tons of Ruby code and never give a second thought to the fact that under the covers, Ruby is doing a bang-up job of allocating and freeing memory for …

AWS Lambda With Ruby: A Complete Getting Started Guide

AWS Lambda With Ruby: A Complete Getting Started Guide

Peter Grainger Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It’s five o’clock on a Friday afternoon. There are no new bug reports and everything is looking smooth. Your plan of a relaxing weekend is in sight when you get a call—the website you look after isn’t responding.  Yikes. AWS Lambda minimizes the chance of this truly terrifying event from happening by taking care of server maintenance while you focus …

AKS Cluster Performance

AKS Cluster Performance: How to Better Operate Kubernetes in Azure

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

AKS is the managed service from Azure for Kubernetes. When you create an AKS cluster, Azure creates and operates the Kubernetes control plane for you at no cost. The only thing you do as a user is to say how many worker nodes you’d like, plus other configurations we’ll see in this post. So, with that in mind, how can …

Rails Migration

Rails Migration A Complete Guide

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A Rails migration is a tool for changing an application’s database schema. Instead of managing SQL scripts, you define database changes in a domain-specific language (DSL). The code is database-independent, so you can easily move your app to a new platform. You can roll migrations back, and manage them alongside your application source code. Let’s take a look at what Rails migrations …

Kubernetes vs Docker

Kubernetes vs Docker: How to Choose

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’re thinking about using containers to manage an application, there are a lot of options for technologies to use. It can be difficult to even know where to begin to make a decision. One common question is whether someone should use Docker vs Kubernetes for managing their application containers. This is a misleading question. In truth, Docker and Kubernetes …

Docker Image vs Container

Docker Image vs Container: Everything You Need to Know

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker is a powerful tool for creating and deploying applications. It simplifies rolling out applications across multiple systems and is a useful tool for integrating new technologies. An application that runs using Docker will start up the same every time on every system. This means that if the application works on your local computer, it’ll work anywhere that supports Docker. …

See why developers choose Retrace over New Relic

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

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Popular

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 …

CICD

What Is CICD? What’s Important and How to Get It Right

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

We’re on the verge of something here, people. A growing number of companies are shipping software in minutes. Yeah, you read that right. Minutes. Not hours, not weeks, months, or longer. Minutes. Often, teams struggle to ship software into the customer’s hands due to lack of consistency and excessive manual labor. Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) deliver software …

JBossWildFly Performance Monitoring: The Complete Guide

JBoss Performance Monitoring: The Complete Guide

Justin Reynolds Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Ensuring your apps work as designed and deliver a productive user experience starts with monitoring applications metrics. This helps you understand whether your software is performing at optimal levels. Many developers use JBoss (now called WildFly and maintained by Red Hat) to build, deploy, and host transactional applications written in Java. JBoss boasts several awesome features, like fast startup speeds, lightweight functionality, …

Ruby Performance Monitoring

Ruby Performance Monitoring

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When developing new applications, it’s typical to run into a variety of competitors with similar goals. This is one reason why it is not enough to create an application without ways to monitor and manage it. In fact, usually market leaders emerge rather quickly. So who are these market leaders? We often see these people and companies are the ones …

Docker Performance: Tips and Tricks

Docker Performance Improvement: Tips and Tricks

Lou Bichard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker is now everywhere. Over the past few years, a lot of modern-day software has now moved to become packaged in a Docker container, and with good reason. One of the biggest benefits touted about Docker containers is their speed. You don’t get lightning-fast performance out of the box without Docker performance tuning. We’re going to discuss some of the tips and …

PHP Performance Monitoring: A Developer’s Guide

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As applications are getting more complex, it’s becoming harder to deliver high-quality applications. Tools like Application Performance Monitoring (APM) are essential for the development process. To get good performance data, developers need to deal with the rising trends of containerization, microservices, heterogeneous cloud services, and big data. To simplify this, and mitigate the amount of in-depth involvement and the time developers spend …

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 …

Node.js Performance Tuning and Testing

Lou Bichard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

We know Node.js for its lightning-fast performance. Yet, as with any language, you can write Node.js code that performs worse for your users than you’d like. To combat this, we need adequate performance testing. Today, we will cover just that with an in-depth look at how to set up and run a performance test and analyze the results so you …

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 …