Hiring ASP.NET Developers

ASP.NET Interview Questions: Tips for Hiring ASP.NET Developers

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

There are hundreds of questions you could ask to determine a job candidate’s fit for an ASP.NET related position. Characteristics of a good candidate include high comfort level, skill level, and an in-depth understanding of essential and advanced development concepts. The interview questions below make a good primer for screening employees working in the .NET framework. That said, this list …

What is HockeyApp?

What is HockeyApp? How It Works, Key Features, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

HockeyApp is a service that allows developers to recruit and manage testers, distribute apps, and collect crash reports, among other things. It started out as a way to install beta apps on iOS devices, a process that Apple calls “ad hoc” distribution, or installing apps outside of the official App Store. From the words ad hoc, it was named Hockey. …

PaaS Services Developers Love

Top Azure PaaS Services That Developers Love and Why

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The Microsoft Azure cloud offers a lot of services for almost every scenario that you might need. You can categorize these services into cloud computing types like IaaS, PaaS and SaaS to determine the amount of control and responsibility you have versus the time you can spend on building things that matter. Let me explain these types a bit further: …

When to use Asynchronous Programming

When to Use (and Not to Use) Asynchronous Programming: 20 Pros Reveal the Best Use Cases

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Asynchronous programming is a form of parallel programming that allows a unit of work to run separately from the primary application thread. When the work is complete, it notifies the main thread (as well as whether the work was completed or failed). There are numerous benefits to using it, such as improved application performance and enhanced responsiveness. But, like all …

What is AWS CLI?

What is AWS CLI? Understanding the Command Line Tool

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

AWS CLI is a tool that pulls all the AWS services together in one central console, giving you easy control of multiple AWS services with a single tool. The acronym stands for Amazon Web Services Command Line Interface because, as its name suggests, users operate it from the command line. With it, you can control services manually or automate them …

top developer podcasts

The 21 Best Developer Podcasts Right Now

Ben Putano Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Finding a great developer podcast isn’t as easy as it used to be. There are literally hundreds these days, with new shows starting ever week and old ones giving their final farewell. So if you’re on the hunt for a new podcast, where do you even start? After failing to decode iTunes’ terrible search function and reading all the “Ultimate …

Web Application Architecture

What is Web Application Architecture? How It Works, Trends, Best Practices and More

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we understand the amount of effort that goes into creating great applications. That’s why we build tools for Application Performance Management (APM), log management, and a whole suite of application support tools (in one solution) to make your life easier and your apps better. But every developer knows that the foundation of an outstanding application is its architecture. In …

Web Service Monitoring With Retrace

Web Service Monitoring With Retrace

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Today’s applications depend on a wide array of 3rd party and internal web services. Retrace’s web service monitoring capabilities have always been able to monitor how often your code accesses any type of HTTP web services over REST, SOAP, etc. This includes popular external services like Twilio, SendGrid, Amazon S3, or others. It also would include your own microservices. We …

Understand ROI of APM

6 Types of ROI for APM (Application Performance Management Tools)

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

It has been said that nearly every business is now a software business in some form or another. That means that the reliability and performance of their software applications are critical to their success. Unfortunately, many application performance management (APM) tools have been very expensive and targeted at only large enterprises. The price of APM for 20 servers can range …

What is Agile Development?

What is Agile Methodology? How It Works, Best Practices, Tools

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Agile Methodology is a people-focused, results-focused approach to software development that respects our rapidly changing world. It’s centered around adaptive planning, self-organization, and short delivery times. It’s flexible, fast, and aims for continuous improvements in quality, using tools like Scrum and eXtreme Programming. How It Works It works by first admitting that the old “waterfall” method of software development leaves …

Software Metrics

What Are Software Metrics and How Can You Track Them?

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A software metric is a measure of software characteristics which are quantifiable or countable. Software metrics are important for many reasons, including measuring software performance, planning work items, measuring productivity, and many other uses. Within the software development process, there are many metrics that are all related to each other. Software metrics are related to the four functions of management: Planning, …

Retrace Azure Functions

Azure Functions Performance Monitoring with Retrace

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Serverless computing is here, and I expect it to become really popular with developers over the next few years. At Stackify we are starting to take advantage of Azure Functions. As developers and a developer tool company, we know that it is still critical to monitor the performance of our application, even if it is deployed through a function-as-a-service platform …