Continuous Delivery Trends

Software Trends for 2020: Continuous Delivery

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

“Software is eating the world” is no longer a hopeful vision. It’s happening. It’s here. Software is driving the world’s most important technological trends, and 2020 will prove to be an inflection point for several of them. Underlying the rapid pace of software transformation is another trend that has become immensely popular in itself. The rise of continuous delivery has …

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Top Kubernetes Tutorials & Resources for All Levels

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you are a developer who uses containers, chances are you and your team have heard about Kubernetes. At its core, Kubernetes is a container operating system for the web, but has grown to be much more. Sure, Kubernetes can manage your containers, network traffic, and bring up a crashed ad, but it has also become a widely adopted platform …

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Kubernetes as a Service: Implementing KaaS

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 DevOps teams are increasingly looking toward Kubernetes as a scalable and effective way to package application containers of all sorts.. However, while Docker and Kubernetes have paved the way for the container and microservices revolution, there is still plenty of room for innovation. The strength of the Kubernetes tool lies in its ability to blend the simplicity of Platform as …

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Top Server Monitoring Tools for the New Year

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

DevOps teams have more on their plate than ever. As infrastructure needs grow, so does the time required to ensure that everything’s running smoothly. This makes automation crucial – especially in the server and network monitoring world. Server monitoring tools can save teams time by automating server management and providing real-time performance updates. As budgets reset for the New Year, …

DevOps Best Practices: A Complete Guide

Arnab Roy Chowdhury Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Having high profits and productivity without any disturbance—isn’t that every company’s dream? Whenever there’s talk about better productivity and revenue, DevOps never fails to come into the limelight. It seems like it’s the latest IT buzzword. Everybody is discussing the relatively new concept and how it has come to transform the IT sector. But how well do we really know …

Why You Should Go Serverless for DevOps

Hiren Dhaduk Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Over the last decade, DevOps has become an important part of software engineering culture, influenced by the wide adoption of microservices, containers and cloud computing. A recent step in the evolution of cloud-based and microservice architecture is the serverless computing – a code execution model where the cloud provider takes total responsibility for the operating system and hardware management. The …

Chef vs Puppet: Differences, Similarities, and How to Choose

Chef vs Puppet: Differences, Similarities, and How to Choose

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Today we pit two popular tools for configuration management against one another; Chef vs Puppet. These types of tools help engineers to maintain a consistent configuration in all servers. For instance, all servers might need to have IIS with a binding to port 443 for HTTPS access and the respective firewall rule for inbound traffic. More importantly, if anyone removes …

Reducing MTTR in the Field: 10 Simple Steps Using Retrace

Reducing MTTR in the Field: 10 Simple Steps Using Retrace

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The last decade has ushered in a golden era of software engineering. The rise of cloud computing freed companies from managing their own data centers and provided on-demand scaling. These services allow for provisioning servers on the fly using configuration and code. Treating that task as just another type of software development led to the advent of DevOps. Cloud computing and …

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The shift to cloud computing and the DevOps revolution have fueled some important changes in the way we think about software development and monitoring. It has delivered huge benefits to the companies that have fully embraced the approach. In fact, the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) 2018 industry survey found a new small group of “elite” performers that are deploying code far more often …

What Is MTTR?

What Is MTTR? A Simple Definition That Will Help Your Team

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Mean time to resolution (MTTR) is defined as the sum of the total amount of time that service was interrupted divided by the number of individual incidents. The unit of measurement is some quantity of time. Ideally, you can use minutes as the unit. total downtime / # of incidents That is, unless you blacked out the eastern seaboard for weeks! …

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5 Essential Retrace Custom Dashboard Widgets For DevOps Managers

Mitch Salva Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Imagine a man, a metaphorical man, slumped over, sitting silently across from you. Do you see him? Hastily smashing his fingers against the keyboard with a feverish sweat running down his neck.  He, like many, only opens his APM solution after those universally feared “oh shit!” moments. Like a firefighter with a magnifying glass, he dives into his logs looking …

Kubernetes vs Docker

Kubernetes vs Docker: How to Choose

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’re thinking about using containers to manage an application, there are a lot of options for technologies to use. It can be difficult to even know where to begin to make a decision. One common question is whether someone should use Docker vs Kubernetes for managing their application containers. This is a misleading question. In truth, Docker and Kubernetes …

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 …

Track Defect Escape Rate

How to Measure Defect Escape Rate to Keep Bugs Out of Production

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Every software development team is under a lot of pressure to ship product improvements as fast as possible. Most organizations now use agile methodologies and DevOps practices to ship software faster than ever. The reality is that software development is still a messy process. A potential byproduct of every software deployment are new software defects that are found in production, …

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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 …