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 …

PHP Performance: Five Types of Tools You Need To Know

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 To all the developers out there, it is highly advisable that every application you build should have tools that will monitor performance and ensure that it runs correctly. There are a variety of tools available that can monitor your application’s performance. Choosing the right tool that caters to your organization’s needs should be a priority. In general, with the numerous …

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 Leave a Comment

 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? …

Top 6 Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools To Make Your Life Easier

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Due to the complexity of current day web applications, ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management, is important now more than ever. It’s no longer just the coding and development stage that is crucial to an application’s success. It’s the initial Requirements (or Governance) stage, where teams decide what and how the application will be created and what problem it will seek …

Stackify Podcast

Developer Things #1: What is Stackify? Application Performance, Retrace & More with Jason Taylor

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Matt Watson and Jason Taylor discuss the struggles they had as IT managers that led to why Stackify was created. Matt is the Founder & CEO of Stackify. Jason is the CTO and joined the company about 6 months after it started. Years ago most companies monitored the servers that ran their applications but not much else. Fast forward to today, …

.NET Event Counters – When logging isn’t fast enough

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Over the past few years, I’ve become more and more convinced that having really good production logs is critical to running a successful software deployment. Logging has always been important, however if you’re deploying a web of microservices and a business transaction might span twenty different services, then searchable centralized logging is crucial. There are plenty of great tools available …

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Top Server Monitoring Tools for the New Year

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DevOps teams have more on their plate than ever. As infrastructure needs grow, so does the time required to ensure that everything’s running smoothly. This makes automation crucial – especially in the server and network monitoring world. Server monitoring tools can save teams time by automating server management and providing real-time performance updates. As budgets reset for the New Year, …

Mobile App vs. Web App Monitoring

Differences Between Mobile App and Web Performance Monitoring

Adam Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates Leave a Comment

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 …

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 Leave a Comment

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

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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 …

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Top ASP.NET Performance Counters and How to Monitor Them

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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 …

The Best Tools for Log Management

Best Log Management Tools: 51 Useful Tools for Log Management, Monitoring, Analytics, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Gone are the days of painful plain-text log management. While plain-text data is still useful in certain situations, when it comes to doing extended analysis to gather insightful infrastructure data – and improve the quality of your code – it pays to invest in a reliable log management solution that can empower your business workflow. Logs are not an easy …

See why developers choose Retrace over New Relic

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

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

New Relic is one of the industry leaders for SaaS based application performance management. There are now at least 15-25 New Relic alternatives for APM tools in general. 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 …

ASP.NET Performance: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know!

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Popular Leave a Comment

One of the best things about being a .NET developer is all the amazing development tools that can make your life easier. This blog post is a list of the various types of ASP.NET tools at your disposal for finding and optimizing ASP.NET performance problems. Depending on the task, some of these tools will be much better than the others. …