Cloud Computing Advantages

8 Cloud Computing Advantages for Developers

Anthony Monsees Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It has never been a better time to be a developer.  Development tools and technologies continue to evolve that allow us to create better software.  However, developers are under more pressure to decrease time to market, publish frequent enhancements, and reduce or eliminate bugs.  The cloud offers several unique benefits to developers that can help.  Some of the details mentioned …

Avoid these APM vanity metrics

Avoid APM Vanity Metrics – Use What Matters

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Metrics are how we assess aspects of our business, applications, and infrastructure. They allow us to measure and report on key indicators, and we can then use that information for making decisions, or to adjust for improved performance, stability and overall quality. While collecting and analyzing metrics can be hard work, in many respects, the most challenging aspect of working …

How to use Azure Deployment

Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways To Deploy

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Microsoft Azure is a great platform to use and it has many services and features. But how do you go about deploying your applications to the cloud and using them? There are several different options for deploying your applications in the Azure cloud and which one(s) you use and where you run them depends on the amount of control and …

What is HockeyApp?

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

Alexandra Altvater 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. …

Retrace Product Release: Deployment Tracking

Why You Need Deployment Tracking In Retrace

Megan Amos Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In conversations with our customers, a common requirement is how to identify when things start “slowing down”, or “behaving like an angry nerd who missed out on free LaCroix”.  The questions usually continue and developers start wondering about the deployment process.  Sure, we all know it “worked on your machine”, but what is it doing in Staging, QA, or Production? …

Retrace Product Release: September 2017

Megan Amos Stackify Product & Company Updates

One of the only things you can count on happening in the technology industry is constant change, and Stackify’s APM tool, Retrace, is evolving again!  Client feedback, industry needs, and the underlying goal of delivering better tools for developers has all culminated into the latest release of Retrace. There is a game-changing new Deployment Tracking feature, full support for highly …

Mistakes to Avoid on Your DevOps Resume

Mistakes to Avoid on Your DevOps Resume: Tips from 20 DevOps Leaders and Hiring Managers

Angela Stringfellow Developer Career Development

The DevOps movement is going strong, and it seems employers everywhere are looking for leading DevOps professionals with the skills and expertise they need to complement their existing DevOps teams. While a great DevOps pro may mean different things to different employers and hiring managers, engineers can boost their odds of securing an interview and landing the job if they …

top devops blogs

Top 13 DevOps Blogs You Should Be Reading

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The software development process has changed drastically over the last 10 years. DevOps has taken over the world, and as more Development and IT teams work in harmony, the more these agile companies sing the praises of continuous deployment Continuous deployment is what makes DevOps so special. Instead of releasing application updates every 1-6 months, DevOps teams now deploy small, …

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 …

Software Deployment Tools

Top Software Deployment Tools: 25 Useful Tools to Streamline Software Delivery

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Software deployment tools make the process of distributing software and updates as easy as possible. Often, these tasks are automatic or scheduled to enable software developers to focus on what they do best – writing code. And the best tools work with a variety of platforms and types of infrastructures, making it easy to streamline your workflow in your preferred environment. …

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 …

What is Agile Development?

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

Alexandra Altvater 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?

Alexandra Altvater 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, …