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How to do software deployments with confidence

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Everyone wants to ship their code faster. Agile development and all the variants of it have helped companies release software  more often and spend less time in large, waterfall planning and project management. Agile development still has one big problem… confidence in software deployments. Developers have no idea if they are really ready to ship their new version. Does this …

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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 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 a …

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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 …

Stackify Offers the Best in ASP.NET Application Monitoring

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If you are seeking a cost-effective, comprehensive tool for ASP.NET application monitoring, look no further than Stackify’s Application Performance Monitoring tool, APM+. Stackify’s ASP.NET monitoring solution enables developers to drill down into an application at the code level in order to gain insights about the application’s behavior and performance to quickly catch and resolve application problems. What is offered within …

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APM+ v2.3, even faster ASP.NET Application Performance Management (APM)

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“Make it work. Make it right. Make it fast.” This is a good mantra for development teams and new products. You could say that Stackify has followed this plan with our APM+ solution. In April, we released our first working beta version after months of R&D and internal testing. In July, we released a very stable version that had all …

Application Support Tools from Stackify

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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 …

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How-to: Monitor Your Elasticsearch Cluster Performance

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Intro Elasticsearch is a distributed search server based on Lucene and it can be used to search a wide range  of documents. It is written in Java and runs as a service  with a RESTful web API. Elasticsearch is the second most popular enterprise search engine At Stackify, we use Elasticsearch for Errors, Logs and APM data. Thus, it was …

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SQL Azure Elastic Pool – Product Review

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At Stackify, we have about 1,000 SQL Azure databases. Monitoring, managing, and right sizing these databases creates a unique set of challenges. For security and scalability, each of our clients has their own database. As you can imagine, each client is in a different sizes and we have wildly different performance characteristics from one databases to another. We are excited …

Log tagging

Log tagging creates smarter application logs #awesomelogs

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How many combined log statements do your applications and infrastructure produce in a day? 50,000? Over a million? Here at Stackify, our applications generate around 100 million log entries every day. Even after feeding them into Stackify’s powerful log management and filtering tools, it can be difficult to distill things down into meaningful, actionable diagnostics with an incredibly high volume …

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11 Ways to Improve JSON Performance & Usage

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JSON is easy to work with and has become the standard data format for virtually everything. Although originally derived from the JavaScript scripting language, JSON is now a language-independent data format and code for parsing and generating JSON data is readily available in many programming languages. At Stackify, we use JSON extensively for REST APIs, serializing messages to queues, and …

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How are you instrumenting your applications?

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Carl and Richard of DotNetRocks talk to Jason Taylor of Stackify and Michael Paterson of Carbonite about the power of great code instrumentation to make awesome software. Carbonite lives on Azure and uses Stackify for instrumentation. Michael talks about how Stackify helped Carbonite understand performance problems and errors that were occurring in production that were very hard to see from …

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How to future-proof your app to prevent performance issues

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When John F. Kennedy said that “the time to repair the roof is while the sun is shining” in his State of the Union address, application development was probably the last thing on his mind. Yet his notion of preparing in advance to pre-empt tough times is something that can certainly be applied to the world of app development. As …

Application troubleshooting market research

52% of application issues took over half a day to fix – market research

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Stackify’s Application Troubleshooting Survey Reveals Integrated Tools Lead to Significant Response Time Improvements. 37% of developers rely on user notifications to identify issues, yet integrated tools reduce customer impact by 62%   Embed Our Infographic On Your Site! <img src=”http://www.stackify.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/igillath7.png” alt=”Application troubleshooting infographic – An Infographic from Stackify” width=”100%”/><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Embedded from <a …

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4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting

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Intro The rise of cloud computing has ushered in an era of unprecedented productivity for developers over the past several years. For those who have embraced this new world order, gone are the days of long lead times for hardware procurement and installation, architecture defined by slow-moving hardware upgrades, hardware-constrained scalability and flexibility, and a world where only sys admins …

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Stackify Unveils a Revolutionary Smart Error and Log Management Solution

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We are happy to announce the release of the new Error and Log Management (SmartELM) solution – unifying two product categories and expediting time to resolution. Stackify’s SmartELM solution provides the first of its kind integrated error tracking and logging management solution that allows application developers and DevOps teams to easily discover application issues and fix them before their customers are affected. …

Context to exceptions

3 Data Sets That Bring Context to Exceptions

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Even the smallest exception can cause material damage to your company’s operations, which, in turn can have repercussions on revenue. So it’s obviously important to have a grasp on your plan to track and troubleshoot exceptions.  It seems like a simple enough process – the exception is raised, you look at it, and then make changes to your app so …

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3 Ways to Improve Troubleshooting Exceptions

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Your application is perfect, flawless in every way and always works… right? It’s more likely you spend a fair portion of your time troubleshooting problematic behavior in your applications – probably more than you’d care to.  And that’s not because your code is necessarily buggy; it’s because applications have become far more complex than they used to be. Your company …