What Is an IIS Application Pool

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

People who are new to hosting web apps on IIS (Internet Information Services) sometimes struggle with the concept of application pools. What is an IIS application pool? What purpose does it serve? In this post, we’ll answer these questions—and more. We’ll begin by offering a brief introduction to IIS itself. If you’re already well acquainted with this piece of software, …

What is DevOps?

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Digitalization is sweeping across many industries, creating a huge need for innovation. This innovation forces companies to be more agile and deliver faster. However, increasing the speed of your development team doesn’t happen by magic. It’s a metric that isn’t easy to change. How can you adjust to this fast-paced digitalization? I want to introduce you to DevOps. DevOps helps …

Get tips to monitor IIS Performance

How to Monitor IIS Performance: From the Basics to Advanced IIS Performance Monitoring

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Need help on how to monitor IIS? This guide covers the basics, including HTTP ping checks, IIS Application Pools, and important Windows Performance Counters. In addition, we’ll take a look at how to use an application performance management system to simplify monitoring IIS and get more advanced IIS performance monitoring for ASP.NET applications. Without monitoring IIS performance, you could end …

Find Slow Queries

SQL Performance Tuning: 7 Practical Tips for Developers

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Being able to execute a SQL performance tuning is a vital skill for software teams that rely on relational databases. Vital isn’t the only adjective that we can apply to it, though. Rare also comes to mind, unfortunately. Many software professionals think that they can just leave all the RDBMS settings as they came by default. They’re wrong. Often, the …

AKS Cluster Performance

AKS Cluster Performance: How to Better Operate Kubernetes in Azure

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

AKS is the managed service from Azure for Kubernetes. When you create an AKS cluster, Azure creates and operates the Kubernetes control plane for you at no cost. The only thing you do as a user is to say how many worker nodes you’d like, plus other configurations we’ll see in this post. So, with that in mind, how can …

Docker Image vs Container

Docker Image vs Container: Everything You Need to Know

Eric Boersma Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker is a powerful tool for creating and deploying applications. It simplifies rolling out applications across multiple systems and is a useful tool for integrating new technologies. An application that runs using Docker will start up the same every time on every system. This means that if the application works on your local computer, it’ll work anywhere that supports Docker. …

Docker Performance: Tips and Tricks

Docker Performance Improvement: Tips and Tricks

Lou Bichard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker is now everywhere. Over the past few years, a lot of modern-day software has now moved to become packaged in a Docker container, and with good reason. One of the biggest benefits touted about Docker containers is their speed. You don’t get lightning-fast performance out of the box without Docker performance tuning. We’re going to discuss some of the tips and …

DevOps for Databases

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

DevOps is no longer just about breaking the silo between developers and operations. That’s why every manual operation in your delivery pipeline needs to be evaluated to determine if it can be automated. Database changes are indeed a tedious process and therefore deserve to be considered in your DevOps implementation. Let me pause a moment to temper your expectations for …

Deployment options in Azure

An Azure Deployment Guide

Phil Vuollet Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Azure has plenty of services for hosting your applications and their components. It also has extensive options for deploying to these services. Barry Luijbregts introduces four of the primary options for hosting apps in his article, “Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways to Deploy.” In that post, Luijbregts covers where to deploy on Azure; in this post, I’m …

Kubernetes Tools

7 Kubernetes Tools to Expand Your Container Architecture

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Kubernetes, the container orchestration tool originally developed by Google, has become a vital resource for Agile and DevOps teams. As an open source tool, Kubernetes is becoming an ecosystem in itself, with other tools being developed to support it. Some of these extensions are coming straight from Kubernetes, while others are open source projects in their own right. Kubernetes provides …

Kubernetes and Container Technology Best Practices

What is Kubernetes? A Guide to Container Orchestration

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Containers reshaped efficient software development, allowing dev teams to isolate apps in special solo environments on multiple operating systems. As container tools like Docker become more popular, logical container management has become the next workflow challenge for DevOps teams. That’s why more dev teams are turning to Kubernetes to manage their production-grade containers. Designed with the same principles that allow …

Testing in production with Microsoft Azure

Testing in Production with Microsoft Azure

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

_ How do you test that a feature in your application actually works? Or that it is actually being used? Usually, you’d perform lots of tests in separate environments, like a QA or Acceptance environment. Or you’d route a certain percentage of your production traffic to the new version of your site to test if and how usage of your new …

Continuous deployment in Azure App Services

How to DevOps with Azure

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In order to release quickly and have stable application environments with minimal errors, it is of vital importance that developers work well with IT operations people and vice versa. To do this, they need to communicate well and sometimes work in the same team. Ideally, they work in the same environment. Makes sense right? This is called DevOps. DevOps is …

Success with Microservices and Containers

State of the Union of Microservices and Containers

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

In 20 years, we will look back at the 2010’s as a time of massive development reformation. The late 18th century had the Industrial Revolution, we have the Development Revolution. Lean, lightweight, and rapid development and deployments have taken over the way we look at software development– and for good reason. It’s no longer viable to spend a year working …

How High-Performing Teams ‘Shift Left’ with Continuous Testing

How High-Performing Teams ‘Shift Left’ with Continuous Testing

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The science of high-performing teams has fascinated business leaders and coaches for decades. There are hundreds of books on the subject, full of strategies and philosophies that are guaranteed to improve your group. The problem is, as soon as new performance standards become the norm, they are no longer considered high-performing. Teams must always push to find methods of higher …

Java Graphic

The State of Java in 2018

Thorben Janssen Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

2017 has been a turbulent year in the Java world. The long-awaited release of Java 9 brought a lot of changes and interesting new features, and Oracle announced a new release schedule for the JDK. And that was just the beginning. In the past, developers often complained that Java wasn’t developing fast enough. I don’t think you will hear these …

Fundamentals of the CD/CI Pipeline

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Providing your users with the best possible software is always the number one priority. But doing so in the fast-paced, ever-changing technology landscape we live in isn’t a simple task. As soon as an update is deployed, it seems like the need for the next is already here. This has been a constant battle of development teams for decades. The …

Cloud Deployment Models - Stackify

A Crash Course Guide to Cloud Deployment Models 2018

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more companies jump on the cloud computing bandwagon.and 2018 will prove to be no different. This study by Gartner predicts that as soon as next year, “30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.” Gartner goes on to say that a “no …