The 44 Best Chrome Extensions for Developers

The Best Chrome Extensions for Developers: 40+ Tools for Programmers

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Google Chrome is the most-used browser, offering a set of Chrome DevTools with built-in web authoring and debugging tools designed to make life easier for developers. But that’s not all: Chrome’s capabilities can be vastly expanded with thousands of add-ons and extensions that make it possible to perform a variety of tricks, test websites and apps in development, experiment with …

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Finding Hidden Exceptions in Your Application with Prefix

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Prefix enables developers to easily see what their code is doing as they write and test their code, including SQL queries, HTTP calls, errors, logs, and much more. One of the best features of Prefix is its ability to see all of the exceptions that are occurring in your code. There are 3 types of exceptions: Unhandled – the user got a …

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How to View SQL Queries from Your Application Code with Prefix

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Prefix enables developers to easily see what their code is doing as they write and test their code. Including SQL queries, HTTP calls, errors, logs, and much more. This makes Prefix really handy for viewing SQL queries your code is using. Prefix is free! Learn more about Prefix After installing Prefix, it will automatically track all SQL calls. No code changes are needed, …

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How to Use Prefix to Troubleshoot Remote HTTP Calls

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Prefix enables to developers to easily see what their code is doing. Including SQL calls, errors, logs, and much more. One of the key features is tracking remote HTTP calls to know if they worked, how long they took, etc. Viewing what the code did on a remote server takes it one step further to simplify the daily life of …

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Tinkering with Terraform and Azure to simplify cloud infrastructure setup

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I’ve been working with Terraform this week to help setup an Elasticsearch cluster on Azure. Terraform provides an agnostic (somewhat) means of defining infrastructure components locally and for cloud deployments (Azure, AWS, Google, etc. [https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/index.html]). Its pretty simple to get going; download and update your path: https://www.terraform.io/intro/getting-started/install.html. Create a directory and drop in a sample.tf file wth a a virtual …

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Build Better Webinar Series: A Dev’s 5 Best Friends

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Stackify Founder & CEO, Matt Watson hosts a webinar on his top 5 developer tools. This webinar originally aired September 15, 2016. Tools Referenced: Chocolatey (Installer Tool) – https://chocolatey.org/ GitKraken (Git Client) – https://www.gitkraken.com/ Supratimas (SQL Server/Database Tunning) – http://www.supratimas.com/ Azure (App Deploy + tools) – https://azure.microsoft.com/ ReSharper (Visual Studio) – https://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/

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DevPoll: Best and Worst Developer Tools

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In issue v1.2 of our BuildBetter eMag, we chatted with some of our favorite developers about their favorite tools. We found out that Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks! loves WebPageTest.org, and the head of the LinkedIn .NET User Group—Brian Madsen—loves CodeIt.Right. Of course we got a lot of great insights (and you should totally download the eMag and check it …

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DevCheats – How to Write Better SQL Queries

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  In the first episode of DevCheats, CEO and Founder of Stackify, Matt Watson, demonstrates some tips, tricks and free tools to help write better SQL queries. Topics for Writing Better SQL Queries can be found at: 0:35 Using SQL Statistics 0:54 Finding high query reads 1:30 CPU time vs Elapsed Time 2:18 Execution Plans 2:45 Index Seek vs Index …

What’s Rankled (or Tickled) Devs the Most? Pt.1

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#TEN robson Does anyone else suddenly lose the ability to type properly as soon as someone is watching/pairing? #NINE mcarrera633 On his first week at job, the junior says: Hey guys! Check out this new website I found! You’ll thank me later. #EIGHT angelorm About Brexit.   #SEVEN daumie And that was enough encouragement   #SIX jsjunkie Everyone always says the previous developer was crap, …

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Brian Madsen, of the LIDNUG Talks Team, Time Off and Tools

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Brian Madsen is a full stack developer residing in Stockholm, Sweden and the founder of the .NET User Group on LinkedIn (LIDNUG) that boasts upwards of 52,000 members. In his career, he’s worked in architecture and moved to team lead and then development lead in the last 5-6 years. He’s currently a consultant with byBrick. Brian has been building in …

What is code profiling? Learn the 3 Types of Code Profilers

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  For those of you do do not know a lot about Stackify, we do a lot of things around application performance and have actually written a couple profilers ourselves. We know a lot about code profiling for .NET ans Java. Today I want to talk about the three different types of profilers and describe the differences between them and …

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Software Development – A Team Sport

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This month we’ve been talking a lot about tools we use for different phases of development. We even wrote a whole eMagazine dedicated to tools and interviewed six power devs to find out what they’re using to build better applications. Download that here if you haven’t.   While tools for writing, troubleshooting and monitoring are critically important, we don’t spend …

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Some of Matt Watson’s favorite dev tools

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I first started programming when I was about 13. I started out writing scripts to play old text based D&D games on bulletin boards while I was sleeping and at school. After school I went to DeVry and have been programming with Microsoft tools for about 15 years. My first real job was writing programs to automatically buy concert tickets …

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Developer Toolbox Exclusive – Devs Share What They Use to BuildBetter

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It’s no secret that we’re a bit obsessed with tools around here. We’re constantly challenging ourselves to build the tools that .NET Developers can’t live without. So, when it came time to plan the August/September issue of BuildBeter eMagazine, we wondered, “what do some of the community’s best developers have in their toolbox?” We reached out to a handful of …

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How we named Prefix: It was a little hairy

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  Naming things is hard—unless it’s a dog or a kid. That’s easy (apparently)! A brand or product name is a totally different kind of anxiety. Creating the product is comparatively easy. This is the story of the name that almost won, how it came to be, and how it continues to live exactly where it should—in the dark recesses of our code. …

List of .NET Profilers: 3 different types and why you need all of them

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.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 …