List of top features and tips for ASP.NET

Advanced ASP.NET Trace Viewer – WebForms, MVC, Web API, WCF

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What did my code just do? That is a critical question that developers always need to know. Application logging, tracing, and profiling are the primary ways that developers can answer this question. In this article, we’ll review ASP.NET tracing and how to view your tracing statements with Prefix. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Intro to ASP.NET Tracing Tracing is built …

Stackify's Latest Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here

Prefix New Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here!

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After months of hard work, we’re thrilled to release the latest version of Prefix, Prefix v3.0. In this new version, we fixed a number of bugs and added a few major enhancements including: No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. A major .NET profiler update Better remote tracing New feature: the ability to disable suggestions Improved Remote Tracing with Prefix v3.0 …

Learn how to support and show performance

Understanding & Profiling C# Async Await Tasks

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Microsoft and the .NET community have made asynchronous programming very easy with their implementation of async await in C#. The latest versions of ASP.NET heavily utilize it to improve performance. Many performance monitoring and profiling tools struggle to support and visualize the performance of asynchronous C# code. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Stackify’s Prefix & Retrace products both have excellent support …

Java Profilers

List of Java Profilers: 3 Different Types and Why You Need All of Them

Darin Howard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Live Queue

Debugging performance issues in production can be a pain and in some cases impossible without the right tools. Java profilers have been around forever, but the profilers most developers think about are only one type. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Let’s dive into the 3 different kinds of Java profilers: Standard JVM Profilers that track every detail of the …

Optimize code

Transaction tracing helps developers optimize their code as they write it

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The best time for developers to optimize their code is while they are writing it. Developers can leverage the detailed transaction tracing available from APM type tools, like Prefix, as a fast feedback loop to understand what their code is doing and how long it takes. Prefix works as an ASP.NET profiler and also works with several common JVMs for …

Essential developer tools to find bugs… before they get to production

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Developers love tools, and they tend to use a lot of them. Many of them are such a normal part of our daily lives and toolchain that we don’t even think of them as tools anymore. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Your computer, the Internet, a simple text editor, and source code repositories are a good example of this. …

December Review Contest Winners

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These three GetApp reviewers each won big for participating in our first product review contest! No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. A killer dev tee A deck of Developers Against Humanity Prefix Premium, free for a year1 Ben Barreth   Scott Wise   Nikolas Rimington Thanks guys! We’re giving away more great stuff each month. Register here if you want …

Prefix: A lightweight ASP.NET profiler helping you write better software

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Of all the modern development practices which I use day to day, none other has been more beneficial to me than the introduction of quick feedback loops in my workflow. Although a concept made popular by the Agile methodology and practices, it’s something most of us deal with when we invoke the compiler (or linter) which tells us if our …

The best log viewer for developers in the universe

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It is hard for developers to imagine troubleshooting applications problems without debug logging. When all else fails and you can’t figure out what your code is doing, our answer is to always add more logging. But unfortunately, log files can a spaghetti style mess thanks to lots of web requests happening at a single time. Prefix can organize your logging …

How to track the performance of any method in your code with Prefix

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Prefix is a lightweight profiler for .NET and Java developers. It enables developers to easily see what their code is doing. Including SQL queries, HTTP calls, errors, logs, and much more. Because it is a profiler, it can also be customized to track any method in your code or third party libraries! In this article we explore why that is useful …

Debugging Windows Services 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. Prefix is most often used with web applications, but .NET Windows Services are also supported. This article discusses how to use Prefix with a Windows Service or console application. No worries, no …

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. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. There are 3 types of exceptions: …

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. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Prefix is free! Learn more about Prefix After installing Prefix, it will automatically track all SQL …

Trace remote HTTP calls with Prefix

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 remote 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 …

The Code Life is a Cold Life

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We partnered with Rockbox.tv over the last several months to create this fun little film for ya’ll. We needed a really good way to show developers just how much we love them!! I think we pulled it off. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. And now, we’re pleased to introduce you to “Lights On,” starring Spokesman, Code-blooded kill(a); and the Bad …

Build Better Webinar Series: A Dev’s 5 Best Friends

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No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Stackify Founder & CEO, Matt Watson hosts a webinar on his top 5 developer tools. This webinar originally aired September 15, 2016. Tools Referenced: Chocolatey (Installer Tool) – https://chocolatey.org/ GitKraken (Git Client) – https://www.gitkraken.com/ Supratimas (SQL Server/Database Tunning) – http://www.supratimas.com/ Azure (App Deploy + tools) – https://azure.microsoft.com/ ReSharper (Visual Studio) – https://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/

Brian Madsen, of the LIDNUG Talks Team, Time Off and Tools

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Brian Madsen is a full stack developer residing in Stockholm, Sweden and the founder of the .NET User Group on LinkedIn (LIDNUG) that boasts upwards of 52,000 members. In his career, he’s worked in architecture and moved to team lead and then development lead in the last 5-6 years. He’s currently a consultant with byBrick. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out …

What is code profiling? Learn the 3 Types of Code Profilers

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  No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. For those of you do do not know a lot about Stackify, we do a lot of things around application performance and have actually written a couple profilers ourselves. We know a lot about code profiling for .NET ans Java. Today I want to talk about the three different types of profilers and …

.Net Core Lessons

15 Lessons Learned while Converting from ASP.NET to .NET Core

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At Stackify we have been doing a lot of work with .NET Core over the last few months. We ported StackifyLib and our logging appenders over. We have also made sure that our app performance tools, Prefix and Retrace, can be used to profile .NET Core based apps. In fact, we’ve even converted the entire codebase of Prefix to core so …