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. …

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 …

Top Bug Tracking Tools: 51 Useful Tools for Tracking and Collaborating on Bugs and Issues for Better Software Development

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Dealing with code problems is a natural part of the development process. For small projects, you can sometimes get away with local testing and local notes, but as your software keeps growing, it’s a good idea to start thinking about a centralized bug and issue tracking solution that can archive the progress of your development cycle. Likewise, it will be helpful …

The 44 Best Chrome Extensions for Developers

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

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

Finding Hidden Exceptions in Your Application with Prefix

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

Software Development – A Team Sport

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

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 …

How we named Prefix: It was a little hairy

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

  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. …

Why Calling a Web Service Takes Longer Than You Think

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

There are a lot of ways to make a web service or web request in .NET. Common libraries include HttpClient, WebClient, WCF generated clients, RestSharp, and, of course, your low-level HttpWebRequest/HttpWebResponse objects. If you want to track the true performance and amount of time it takes to make such a request, you need to understand all the steps involved in …

Prefix vs Glimpse: SQL Queries

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

This article is meant to illustrate a high-level comparison of how Prefix and Glimpse track SQL queries. While the two tools are similar (they’re both designed to help us understand different elements of our code’s performance) the two products have some unique pros and cons. Here’s a comparison based on our own experience with both tools. How to enable Glimpse …

Prefix Tips and Tricks

Stackify Insights for Dev Managers

We’ve been getting some great feedback about our new Prefix tool. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, get it here. We’ve been using this tool as we build our Stackify product and want to share a few Prefix tips and tricks that you may or may not have picked up as you are using it. Watch the video for step-by-step detail. We’ve summarized …

What Microsoft Azure Got Right for Developers

Courtney Insights for Dev Managers

  Microsoft Azure has changed dramatically since it was launched in 2010. Microsoft decided early on to focus directly on what developers need and has been leading the industry when it comes to “Platform as a Service” for Windows & .NET developers ever since. This article is a review of some of the key innovations they got right for developers …

Application Support Tools from Stackify

Courtney Stackify Product & Company Updates

Developers, DevOps, and CTOs/CIOs are turning to Stackify for its incredibly useful set of application support tools. Including Application Performance Monitoring (APM+), error tracking, log management, and server monitoring. A key component of Stackify’s application support tools, APM+, offers an enormous amount of code-level insights making it easy to find slow web requests and quickly pinpoint at the code level …

DevOps Blogs we wish would post more often

DevOps Blogs We Wish Would Post More Often

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

In this day and age when everyone calls themselves a writer, markets can become quickly saturated with re-blogged news content that creates a web of articles that aren’t easily navigated. There are still awesome and original blogs out there, however, if you know where to look. Luckily, we have a long list of DevOps blogs that you can skim through …