Application Dependency Mapping

Application Dependency Mapping & Performance

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Modern applications tend to rely on many application dependencies. Most applications use some form of database and external HTTP based web services. If you are not intimately familiar with the code, it can be very difficult to know exactly what the code does and what dependencies that it has. It is also very important to understand the performance of those …

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

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Need help on how to monitor IIS? This guide covers how to cover the basics including HTTP ping checks, IIS Application Pools, and important Windows Performance Counters. We also take a look at how to use an application performance management system to simplify all of this and get more advanced IIS performance monitoring for ASP.NET applications. From Basics to Advanced …

How to Deploy ASP.NET Core Web App to Azure & How to Use Retrace With ASP.NET Core

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Live Queue Leave a Comment

ASP.NET Core is the latest version of ASP.NET. It is built from the ground up using .NET Core, the lightweight, composable new .NET Framework. Some people love it, some don’t. However, this is the future. Microsoft will move forward with .NET Core and in the future, the regular, full-fledged versions will go away. I like ASP.NET core a lot. It …

3 Key DevOps Needs for Every Development Team

3 Key DevOps Needs for Every Development Team

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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 …

Stackify Release Update

Big Stackify .NET APM Update is Here! v4.6 of Windows Agent Release

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After many months of hard work, we are preparing to release the latest Retrace agent for Windows / .NET, and along with this release, there are some changes to how we will be releasing our agents in the future. Change Around Automatic Agent Updates We have listened to a lot of feedback from our user base, and combined with the …

Troubleshoot High .NET App CPU in Production

How to Troubleshoot High .NET App CPU in Production

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One of our .NET background services running as an Azure Worker Role uses a lot of CPU and runs on a bunch of servers. I decided to spend some time today to see if I could troubleshoot high CPU usage in production. I documented how I went about solving the problem with ANTS and Process Hacker so hopefully, it could help others! …

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 …

Stackify Retrace is an Affordable APM for Developer Team

APM Pricing Is Now Affordable for All Developers, and Why They Should Care

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 APM Pricing has been historically out of control… One of the reasons I founded Stackify was because my developers didn’t have the tools they needed. The tools were designed for IT operations, the data my team needed was spread across too many different tools, and the pricing was very expensive. Sadly, several years later, not much has changed in the …

Case Study: Switching to Retrace APM Saves Carbonite’s Development Team Valuable Time

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  Carbonite was looking for a tool to provide detailed log and error information in order to quickly and easily resolve application issues. Since signing up for Retrace, Carbonite has saved countless hours by streamlining their issue resolution process into one tool. Carbonite now uses Retrace in an application that is the front-end of everything that Carbonite does for its customers. …

What’s new for Retrace v4 for .NET

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After months of hard work, we are excited to be releasing v4.0 of our .NET agent. The last major update v3.0, came out 6 months ago. This release has several major changes you should be aware of plus some exciting new features. Speed, baby, speed! Most importantly, we have spent many days doing nothing but optimizing the performance overhead of …

Stackify now supports SAML based SSO

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You asked for it, and we listened; now Stackify is pleased to introduce single sign-on capabilities. Starting now, if you have a SAML 2.0 compliant identity provider (IdP), you may configure your Stackify account to enable IdP-initiated SSO. Our overview article will walk you through the few simple steps to get started. For those new to single sign-on, SSO describes the ability …

Stackify Gets PCMag’s Editors’ Choice Award for APM (Application Performance Management)

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Recently, PCMag’s Paul Ferrill published a great review of Stackify’s .NET Application Performance Management (APM+) tool. We are proud to say we won PCMag’s Editors’ Choice Award in the APM category as well! The article is available to read below, or on the PCMag website. Stackify also made Ferrill’s list of Best Infrastructure Management Services of 2015. If you’re ready …

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Stackify Releases Stackify Azure Web App APM support

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Advanced Application Performance Monitoring for Azure Azure Web Apps make it very easy for developers to deploy and scale web applications. Stackify makes it easy to also troubleshoot and fix application problems. Stackify’s APM+ combines several key developer tools on one innovative platform to make finding and fixing application problems simple. Stackify is proud to announce that it now offers …

Stackify Offers the Best in ASP.NET Application Monitoring

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If you are seeking a cost-effective, comprehensive tool for ASP.NET application monitoring, look no further than Stackify’s Application Performance Monitoring tool, APM+. Stackify’s ASP.NET monitoring solution enables developers to drill down into an application at the code level in order to gain insights about the application’s behavior and performance to quickly catch and resolve application problems. What is offered within …