How to Troubleshoot PHP Web Application Problems

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Not all problems or issues in web development can be detected during development or testing. There are even web application errors that are hard to catch like runtime errors. Most PHP developers or server administrators will just look at the web server or database logs once an issue arises. They would just grep the logs for errors or timestamps in …

How to Ensure Your App Is Online and Working Properly

How to Ensure Your App Is Online and Working Properly

Sylvia Fronczak Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 Your application is deployed. You checked a few endpoints, and they work as expected. You can log in and see the generic home page. There aren’t any exceptions in the logs—or at least any new ones. Great! But what does that mean for your customers and partners? Does everything work for them? And what about when things do go wrong? …

How Slow App Performance Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Sylvia Fronczak Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 You’ve delivered your product, application, or website. You’re seeing some traffic and even some conversions. But something is holding you back. Could it be speed? In today’s world of limited patience and shortened attention spans, you have to make sure that you’re giving your customers the enjoyable experience they need to stick around. Why is the customer experience that important? …

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New Feature in Retrace: Application Scoring

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Stackify, a leader in application performance tools, is excited to announce App Scoring as part of the Retrace product suite. App Scoring expands on Retrace’s deep performance insights, combining many factors of an application’s performance into a single “letter grade” benchmark score. With the addition of this new metric, users of Retrace can now see at a glance how their …

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Amplify Feedback with Continuous Performance

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As cloud becomes the norm, we’re letting others manage much of our infrastructures for us. Cloud providers offer common metrics like CPU, memory, storage, and networking so that you can stay up to date on the health of your system. And we worry less and less about those metrics with serverless architectures. But there remains a major concern that we …

7 Common Web Application Performance Problems

Web Application Performance: 7 Common Problems and How to Solve Them

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the cornerstones of a successful business in today’s digital environment is ensuring that web application performance is user-friendly and runs smoothly. A well-oiled website and its applications represent the face of a company, and in an ideal scenario, they serve as a mark of reliability, innovation, and progress. Behind the scenes of a well-run web app is a …

Performance Engineering

Performance Engineering: The What, Why, and How’s Explained

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Being a software developer means much more than simply writing bug-free code. As highly distributed apps become more complex, developers need to ensure their systems are as user-friendly, secure, and scalable as possible. Application performance engineering is an essential practice for any DevOps team, allowing developers across departments to stay agile and efficient. With the right integration, teams can identify …

Code Merge Tools

Code Merge Tools: 7 Tool to Make Your Life 7x Easier

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Version control software has been around for many years. It has helped numerous developers of all skill levels manage projects. However, the management of version control has become a job in and of itself. This is due to large numbers of changes given to developers by managers and team leads. The process can be overwhelming; deciphering between different code merge …

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What’s New in Retrace: Java on Windows Support Now Available

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

We are happy to announce the release of Java on Windows in Retrace! This latest Retrace release aims to provide first-class support for monitoring Java web applications and services running on Windows systems. Now all the Java APM features that you could use on Linux are now also available for Windows! In addition, the release supports the most commonly used …

The Java Performance Testing Guide

The Java Performance Testing Guide With Code

Eugen Paraschiv Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

1. Introduction In this article, we’ll discuss Java performance testing approaches that can be helpful for improving the performance of a Java application. We’ll start with how to define measurable performance goals and then look at different tools to measure, monitor application performance and identify bottlenecks. We’ll also look at some of the common Java code level optimizations as well …

Mobile App vs. Web App Monitoring

Differences Between Mobile App and Web Performance Monitoring

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

Application Performance Monitoring, or Application Performance Management (APM), has become the de facto standard for providing better customer experiences and applications. APM allows you to observe the performance of your application including such valuable metrics as load time, errors, logs and transactions. Mobile and web applications have similarities, but there are striking differences between the two. Mobile applications depend on …

Web Performance Optimization

Why Premature Optimization Is the Root of All Evil

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

One of the hardest parts of software development is knowing what to work on. We all love to write code and build things. Developers are also expensive and in short supply. One of the biggest challenges is making sure we are making good use of our time.  The last thing we want is to ship code that our users don’t …

Track Defect Escape Rate

How to Measure Defect Escape Rate to Keep Bugs Out of Production

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Every software development team is under a lot of pressure to ship product improvements as fast as possible. Most organizations now use agile methodologies and DevOps practices to ship software faster than ever. The reality is that software development is still a messy process. A potential byproduct of every software deployment are new software defects that are found in production, …

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The Top 21 Cloud Monitoring Tools for 2018

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Let’s do a visualization exercise. Imagine it’s December 31, 2018, and you’re ringing in the New Year with your friends and family. You think back on everything that you accomplished in the last year: your company’s revenue is through the roof thanks to the success of your product, and you were promoted to Lead Developer. 2019 is poised to be …

BizDevOps Process

A Quick Guide to BizDevOps

Ben Putano Insights for Dev Managers

Every company today should be terrified of disruption by a faster, more innovative competitor. In fact, as you read this article, Amazon is busy deploying a new release every second, and odds are they’re already planning to move into your industry. Any company that doesn’t keep a healthy fear of disruption — and speed up their own innovation — will …

Save time and be more productive with Axosoft and Retrace

Retrace Now Integrates with Axosoft: Track Errors and Save Time Fixing Bugs

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

If you’re tired of manually inputting errors into Axosoft, we have exciting news for you. Stackify wants you to save time and be more productive when developing applications. That’s why the latest Retrace update, you can now export errors reported by Retrace directly into Axosoft’s issue management software for tracking. Retrace is the only Application Performance Management (APM) tool that …

Should developers build, buy or open source their own software?

Build It, Buy It, or Open Source: The Software Dilemma

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

One problem that all developers and companies struggle with is trying to decide if they should “build it” or “buy it”. Software developers love to build things. That is what we do! Their natural reaction tends to lean towards building things. We are also always up for a new challenge. How do you know when you should build software or …

Performance counters

Top ASP.NET Performance Counters and How to Monitor Them

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the great features of ASP.NET is all the metrics available via Windows performance counters. There is a wide array of them available between IIS, ASP.NET and .NET. This guide on ASP.NET performance counters will review some of the top counters you need to know about and why they are valuable. We will also talk about how to monitor …

Java custom exceptions

Why, When and How to Implement Custom Exceptions in Java

Thorben Janssen Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

We already talked a lot about exception handling on this blog and described the differences between checked and unchecked exceptions, best practices and common mistakes. If you’ve read these posts, you probably recognized a pattern. You should provide detailed information about the situation that caused the exception, and you should not remove anything that might be useful to the caller. …