6 Key Benefits of Microservices Architecture

Vitaly Kuprenko Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One challenge for developers beginning a new project is choosing between monolithic and microservice architecture.  According to Camunda research, 63% of enterprise level companies have taken steps to apply microservice architecture. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and implementation of microservice architecture and why enterprise level companies, like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber, are choosing this architecture over traditional …

What are Microservices?

What are Microservices? Code Examples, Best Practices, Tutorials and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microservices are increasingly used in the development world as developers work to create larger, more complex applications that are better developed and managed as a combination of smaller services that work cohesively together for more extensive, application-wide functionality. Tools such as Service Fabric are rising to meet the need to think about and build apps using a piece-by-piece methodology that is, …

What Is Infrastructure as Code? How It Works, Best Practices, Tutorials

What Is Infrastructure as Code? How It Works, Best Practices, Tutorials

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the past, managing IT infrastructure was a hard job. System administrators had to manually manage and configure all of the hardware and software that was needed for the applications to run. However, in recent years, things have changed dramatically. Trends like cloud computing revolutionized—and improved—the way organizations design, develop, and maintain their IT infrastructure. One of the critical components …

A Start-To-Finish Guide to Docker for .NET

A Start-To-Finish Guide to Docker for .NET

Daniel Hilgarth Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker: it’s one of those technologies that seems to be everywhere. Whether you’re a junior developer just starting out or a seasoned .NET developer, at some point in your career, you’ll most likely come across Docker for .NET. So, what is Docker? According to Wikipedia, “Docker is a set of coupled software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service products that use operating-system-level virtualization to develop and …

Docker Swarm vs Kubernetes: A Helpful Guide for Picking One

Dave Rael Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker and Kubernetes have taken the software world by storm. DevOps, containers, and container management are at the center of most conversations about what’s relevant to technology. Tooling and services that ease running software in containers, therefore, occupy the minds of developers. Great tools and platforms create options and possibilities. They also create challenges in understanding available choices, though. If you have difficulty in …

AWS Lambda with Node.js: A Complete Getting Started Guide

AWS Lambda with Node.js: A Complete Getting Started Guide

Samuel James Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

AWS Lambda is a service that confuses many people. For that reason, you may be wondering just how it works, and how you’d use it to build a highly scalable event-driven application. As someone who’s presumably no stranger to the internet, you must have seen the terms serverless, function-as-a-service, or AWS Lambda thrown across your screen a few times. Perhaps you’re …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

low code development benefit

How to Choose the Best Low-Code Platform For Your Dev Team

Ben Putano Insights for Dev Managers

As late as June 2015, Alere (recently acquired by Abbott) still used Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track their internal audits and enterprise risk management. It’s hard to believe that the world-renowned pharmaceutical and medical device company, who was featured in the classic business book Good to Great, relied on such a clunky system for such an important business process.  When …

Cloud Computing Advantages

8 Cloud Computing Advantages for Developers

Anthony Monsees Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It has never been a better time to be a developer.  Development tools and technologies continue to evolve that allow us to create better software.  However, developers are under more pressure to decrease time to market, publish frequent enhancements, and reduce or eliminate bugs.  The cloud offers several unique benefits to developers that can help.  Some of the details mentioned …

Retrace Empowers Your Developer Team

Retrace Delivers Easy-to-Navigate Logging to VinSolutions’ Developers

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Let’s Talk Logs Application and server logs are the eyes and ears for developers when it comes to troubleshooting application problems. Traditional log management solutions do not provide any features for tracking and identifying application errors. What’s worse, multiple users using your application at the same time can cause a major tangle in your logs. Sorting through your logs to …

Avoid these APM vanity metrics

Avoid APM Vanity Metrics – Use What Matters

Stackify Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Metrics are how we assess aspects of our business, applications, and infrastructure. They allow us to measure and report on key indicators, and we can then use that information for making decisions, or to adjust for improved performance, stability and overall quality. While collecting and analyzing metrics can be hard work, in many respects, the most challenging aspect of working …

How to use Azure Deployment

Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways To Deploy

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Microsoft Azure is a great platform to use and it has many services and features. But how do you go about deploying your applications to the cloud and using them? There are several different options for deploying your applications in the Azure cloud and which one(s) you use and where you run them depends on the amount of control and …

VinSolutions Gets Secure Visibility with Retrace

Retrace Helps VinSolutions with Risk-Free Visibility for Their Dev Teams

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

The Choice: Security or Visibility Stackify was founded because we were frustrated that our development team didn’t have the tools that they needed. We used a variety of tools like Nagios and Splunk, but none of our developers had access to them. What’s worse, even if they did, the tools only told part of the story and presented a unique …

Top 42 IaaS Providers

Top IaaS Providers: 42 Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers to Streamline Your Operations

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model which provides outsourced computing infrastructure to users and organizations. It can provide users with resources that include servers, network connections, storage, and features like content delivery networks and load balancing. IaaS providers maintain the equipment, while users rent or buy the specific services that they need. The term for …