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? …

Trace View Capabilities within Retrace (1)

Trace View Capabilities within Retrace: Determine Where Problems Are and How to Fix Them

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

Stackify’s APM+ product, Retrace, helps provide important insights into your code, and one of the important pieces to understand is the Traces view. The ‘traces’ can be found in the ‘Performance (APM+)’ tab when viewing a specific application. Traces allow you to view specific paths within an application with great detail. These can be extremely helpful in determining where problems …

Guide to Optimizing .NET Applications to Improve Performance

Maximize the Performance of Your .NET Application With This Optimization Guide

Jared Nance Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Introduction 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 …

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

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

Application deployment tips

8 Best Practices for Agile Software Deployment

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Stackify CEO Matt Watson said the #1 problem with agile development is lack of confidence in deployment. Rapid deployment, one of agile’s greatest strengths, can also be a major weakness if testing and automation are not properly developed. Moving too fast without the right processes in place can lead to errors, downtime, and poor user experience. However, companies can gain …

Application Lifecycle Management

What is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)?

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 Speed is the name of the game in today’s software-driven world. The best companies deploy software updates daily, sometimes more. In order to reach such epic levels of productivity, businesses need a plan for managing their software from beginning to end. That’s where application lifecycle management (ALM) comes in. ALM helps businesses make smart decisions about their software and manage …

Stackify Podcast

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

Matt Watson Developer Things Podcast

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

Simon Timms Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

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 …

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, …

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

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. …