SIEM Implementation Strategy & Plan

SIEM: A Guide to Successful Implementation, Strategy, and Planning

Stackify Insights for Dev Managers

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) allows you to get real time analysis on threats and security alerts that are created by network applications and hardware. It controls the storage, manipulation, analysis, and reporting of different security data and enables you to correlate different events and alerts. SIEM plays a role in regulatory compliance and isn’t something that you should ignore. …

Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Development vs. Continuous Deployment

Dev Leaders Compare Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment vs. Continuous Integration

Stackify Insights for Dev Managers

The DevOps trend has given rise to a number of buzzwords and methodologies aiming to speed delivery and accuracy, giving developers the tools they need to deliver better products, with fewer bugs, and implement improvements continuously. Speaking of continuously, you may be familiar with the terms continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration. The differences between the three can be …

Visual Studio Online/Team Services

What is Visual Studio Team Services? A Look at Its Features, Uses, Tutorials and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we’re big fans of tools that make developers’ lives simpler, and one such tool is Visual Studio Online, which is now known as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), an extension of the Visual Studio architecture that covers development teams. It has special tools and roles for software developers, testers, and specialists. These include tools for collaboration, reporting, development, and measurement. …

DevOps Interview Questions and How to Prepare

What’s Your Favorite DevOps Interview Question? 20 DevOps Pros Share Their Favorite Questions and How Developers Can Prepare

Stackify Developer Career Development

Everyone’s talking about DevOps these days, so it’s no surprise that companies are looking for developers and team leaders who are well-versed in the latest DevOps approaches. Speaking of the latest approaches, it’s becoming more important than ever to integrate DevOps, APM, and the developer, so be sure to download our free guide, The Complete Developer Takeover, to learn how to …

Improve security in DevOps

What is DevSecOps? How to Automate Security Testing

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Every company wants to see their company getting press and media attention. Unless it is due to a hacker and a security breach. Every few weeks you see in the media stories of companies who were hacked. Getting a new credit card every few months because the data was hacked has been routine for most of us. The more that …

What is Java DevOps?

What is Java DevOps? Benefits, Considerations, Tutorials and More

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

DevOps sees the coming together of practices, philosophies, and tools that allow you to create services and applications very quickly. This means that you can improve on your apps and evolve them at a much faster rate than those developers who are using traditional software development processes. We’ve talked about DevOps, in general, a great deal, but today, we’re going …

Dev Ops Increases Security (1)

How DevOps Increases Security, Not Hurts It

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

One of the biggest challenges for development teams is having good visibility into production deployments. It is nearly impossible to track down application problems without access to critical data. Developers need access to a range of things, including application performance reporting, configurations, log files and more. Does DevOps create or solve security challenges? Possible DevOps Security Issues DevOps typically refers …

Cloud Infrastructure Automation Tools

Best Cloud Tools for Infrastructure Automation: Take the Pain Out of Infrastructure Management with These 50 Tools for Agile DevOps

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

There are two main reasons for infrastructure automation. First, system administrators, IT professionals and DevOps engineers need to automate as many routine tasks as possible. That’s why we build tools at Stackify to help developers automate processes like application performance management, error monitoring, and log management; automation means you have more time for mission-critical tasks. Second, automation makes the management …

3 Key DevOps Needs for Every Development Team

3 Key DevOps Needs for Every Development Team

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Agile development has created a process for developers to rapidly ship a new version of their code. DevOps is the next step in the process. It is the ability to help get that code to production as fast as possible. What do development teams need to embrace DevOps? DevOps should be about empowering your development team to be able to do …

Top 50 DevOps Tools

Top DevOps Tools: 50 Reliable, Secure, and Proven Tools for All Your DevOps Needs

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Due to the intensive work DevOps engineers and their teams complete on a daily basis, it’s important to always be on the lookout for tools to improve efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time in the day to dig for top-rated DevOps tools that fit the team. That’s why we did the searching for you. From tenured tools that …

software deployments best practices

How to do software deployments with confidence

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

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 …

Ways to troubleshoot apps

4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting

Craig Ferril Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

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 have …

DevOps team

Supporting Production Applications the DevOps Way

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Software applications are more complex than ever. If your application is slow or down for even five minutes customers will blow up on Twitter for the whole world to see. To prevent this, developers and operations have to work together in lockstep when deploying and supporting applications. Preventing and fixing application problems quickly is critical to keep your outage from …

The evolution of the world of app monitoring

Stackify Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

‘Perfection would be a fatal flaw for evolution’ In technology, as in life, everything evolves, grows, develops, mutates and eventually goes away, being replaced with improved versions. In the past several years, application development evolved and applications have come to play a more centric part of many businesses, even those that traditionally were not software players. (Walmart’s sophisticated inventory management …

continuous delivery with a feedback loop

Continuous Delivery for Winners – With a Feedback Loop

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Today’s users (or customers) have rapidly evolving needs, are mobile, and expect 24/7 connectivity and reliability. As software product developers and vendors, we need to release updates frequently to satiate our users’ needs or else we risk losing them to competitors or alternatives. Our Response to Users’ Demands What do we do to stay ahead? As software developers, we step …

best devops blogs

Cloud Computing and DevOps Blogs To Follow – Episode 2

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

DevOps blogs are everywhere! Welcome to our second installment of DevOps Blogs You Should Be Reading (here’s part one of the best DevOps blogs). Every few weeks we’ll share some of our personal favorite DevOps blogs with you. These blogs are based on their ability to inform, educate, and spark ideas for a wide variety of topics within DevOps. Within each of …

scrums - development and rugby scrums

Scrum – Developers VS. Rugby Players

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

Like many words in the English language, “Scrum” has a few wildly diverse definitions. Let’s take a look at the differences (and maybe even a few surprising similarities) between the scrums of both developers and rugby players! What is Scrum Development? Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile development framework. It is a flexible and holistic product development strategy where …

DevOps Jobs

DevOps Jobs: Tips for Finding the Perfect Job in DevOps

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

What Exactly Are DevOps Jobs? DevOps itself is a methodology used to to help make the development process for software, apps, websites, and more run much more smoothly. So, when you’re looking for DevOps jobs, you’re looking for a job either on the Development side of things, or on the Operations (IT) side of things. If you want to create …

Best DevOps Blogs

DevOps Blogs You Should Be Reading – Episode 1

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

DevOps blogs are everywhere; and frankly we don’t mind. In fact, we constantly ask people for more stuff to read. We’ve gathered quite a list and stuffed it inside a Google Doc. Instead of keeping all these to ourselves, we’ll start sharing them with you! Every few weeks, we’ll feature a few of our favorites and why they could be your favorite …