What is Code Profiling? Learn the 3 Types of Code Profilers

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we’re all about helping you improve your application’s performance. We have actually developed two code profilers ourselves. Because of that, we like to think we know a thing or two about code profiling. Today I want to talk about the three different types of code profilers, describe the differences between them, and recommend some tools for your toolbox. …

Best Python IDEs to Use in 2020

Slava Vaniukov Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

According to the 2019 StackOverFlow Developer survey, Python is the fastest growing major programming language, with 41% of software engineers using Python.  With the continuing popularity of Python, choosing the best IDE (or Integrated Development Environment) is important. Development and testing is becoming increasingly complicated with multiple files and unit tests involved. Life is easier for programmers when they can …

What Are Java Agents and How to Profile With Them

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Java agents are a special type of class which, by using the Java Instrumentation API, can intercept applications running on the JVM, modifying their bytecode. Java agents aren’t a new piece of technology. On the contrary, they’ve existed since Java 5. But even after all of this time, many developers still have misconceptions about this feature—and others don’t even know …

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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 …

View SQL Queries From Your Code With Prefix

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Have you heard the saying “you can’t manage what you can’t measure?” The phrase is often attributed to management thinker Peter Drucker, and less often to other authors as well. It can also slightly vary in its wording, depending on the source. At the end of the day, the exact wording of the sayer and who said it first doesn’t …

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. …

Equality in Java: Operators, Methods, and What to Use When

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Equality is an essential concept when programming, not only in Java but in pretty much all programming languages. After all, much of what we do when writing code has to do with comparing values and then making decisions based on the results of such comparisons. Unfortunately, dealing with equality can often be tricky, despite being such a vital part of …

What Is Spring Boot?

What Is Spring Boot?

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Spring Boot is an open-source micro framework maintained by a company called Pivotal. It provides Java developers with a platform to get started with an auto configurable production-grade Spring application. With it, developers can get started quickly without losing time on preparing and configuring their Spring application. This post will guide you through understanding what Spring Boot is and what …

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A Look At 5 of the Most Popular Programming Languages of 2019

Ben Putano Developer Career Development

If you’re a software developer, then you probably—every now and then—feel overwhelmed by the super-fast pace at which our industry evolves, and that’s fine. I certainly feel that way sometimes, especially when trying to keep up with the latest trends. But it’s possible to be well-informed about what’s going on out there, and use that information to your advantage, by …

The Best C# Tutorials

Learn C#: Tutorials for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Programmers

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Are you trying to teach yourself to code? Or are you already an experienced developer who wants to pick another language? In both cases, you know how frustrating it can be to find good tutorials online. Sure, it’s easy to find “tutorials”, but separating the chaff from the wheat is a whole different story. Of course, you have to pick …

Performance tuning tips for Java

11 Simple Java Performance Tuning Tips

Thorben Janssen Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It’s one thing to write code that works. But what about clean, readable, concise code? That’s another thing entirely. To create an app that solves one problem? Not that hard. What about one that not only solves the problem, but it’s also easy and pleasurable to use? Now we’re talking. You could apply the same reasoning for many software properties, …

List of top features and tips for ASP.NET

Advanced ASP.NET Trace Viewer – WebForms, MVC, Web API, WCF

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

Software is a complex thing. As soon as you deploy an application to production—especially when you don’t have any control over the environment it’s running on—anything could happen. You’ve created this “monster” and set if free. It’s now free from your control. How do you tame this beast before it creates havoc? The first step is to trace its steps …

A Guide to Streams in PHP: In-Depth Tutorial With Examples

A Guide to Streams in PHP: In-Depth Tutorial With Examples

Kevin Cunningham Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

You’ve already used PHP streams in your PHP development. However, they’re transparent, so you may not have noticed them. Streams are powerful tools. In this article, you’ll learn to harness the power of streams in your PHP development and take your applications to the next level. What are streams? Streams provide on-demand access to data. This means you don’t need to …

20 Simple Python Performance Tuning Tips

20 Simple Python Performance Tuning Tips

Kevin Cunningham Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Python is a powerful and versatile higher-order programming language. Whether you’re developing a web application or working with machine learning, this language has you covered. Python does well at optimizing developer productivity. You can quickly create a program that solves a business problem or fills a practical need. However, the solutions you reach when developing quickly aren’t always optimized for …

Python Geocoder

Python Geocoder: A Guide to Managing Locations in Your Apps

Kevin Cunningham Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A great thing about building applications for the internet is that people from all around the world can benefit from your effort. You can gather new users from Taiwan to Colorado and meet their needs just as effectively. In this global context, it can be good to provide your users with local flavor to help them feel connected to you …

Rails Geocoder: A Guide to Managing Locations in Your Apps

Rails Geocoder: A Guide to Managing Locations in Your Apps

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The introduction of Google Maps in 2005 changed the way we think about the internet. It’s hard to remember now, but there was a time where the internet was disconnected from the physical world. You might find a business’s website, and if you were lucky, they’d have an address included. A national chain of restaurants or grocery stores probably wouldn’t …