4 Benefits of Implementing DevOps

Georgi Todorov Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

DevOps is a tech industry buzzword that refers to the collaboration of a software development team and operations teams within a company. The results are a Development + Operations team, a DevOps team.  While it’s a buzzword, it also represents a new shift left standard that’s starting to take hold in the software development industry. In the interest of creating …

How to Troubleshoot IIS Worker Process (w3wp) High CPU Usage

How to Troubleshoot IIS Worker Process (w3wp) High CPU Usage

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

Having IIS performance problems? Do you have w3wp.exe high CPU usage? How do you troubleshoot IIS Worker Process High CPU usage? In this post, we’ll discuss some tips to identify what’s causing high CPU usage for your ASP.NET web applications. There are a lot of reasons that your IIS worker process (w3wp.exe) could be using a lot of CPU. We’ll …

Chef vs Puppet: Differences, Similarities, and How to Choose

Chef vs Puppet: Differences, Similarities, and How to Choose

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Today we pit two popular tools for configuration management against one another; Chef vs Puppet. These types of tools help engineers to maintain a consistent configuration in all servers. For instance, all servers might need to have IIS with a binding to port 443 for HTTPS access and the respective firewall rule for inbound traffic. More importantly, if anyone removes …

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 …

What are Microservices?

What are Microservices? Code Examples, Best Practices, Tutorials and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microservices are increasingly used in the development world as developers work to create larger, more complex applications that are better developed and managed as a combination of smaller services that work cohesively together for more extensive, application-wide functionality. Tools such as Service Fabric are rising to meet the need to think about and build apps using a piece-by-piece methodology that is, …

How to add DevOps process flow to your team

Ashley Cheng Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

An optimized DevOps process flow is vital for DevOps teams.  It allows for seamless development and operations integration through the implementation of the CICD pipeline for development, deployment, and feedback.   Key benefits to adding devops process flow to your team include releasing new features in your application faster, iterating more often based on feedback from customers, identifying and fixing problems …

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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 …

What Is Infrastructure as Code? How It Works, Best Practices, Tutorials

What Is Infrastructure as Code? How It Works, Best Practices, Tutorials

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the past, managing IT infrastructure was a hard job. System administrators had to manually manage and configure all of the hardware and software that was needed for the applications to run. However, in recent years, things have changed dramatically. Trends like cloud computing revolutionized—and improved—the way organizations design, develop, and maintain their IT infrastructure. One of the critical components …

How To Handle Java Exceptions

9 Best Practices to Handle Exceptions in Java

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Exception handling in Java isn’t an easy topic. Beginners find it hard to understand and even experienced developers can spend hours discussing how and which Java exceptions should be thrown or handled. That’s why most development teams have their own set of rules on how to use them. And if you’re new to a team, you might be surprised how …

A Start-To-Finish Guide to Docker for .NET

A Start-To-Finish Guide to Docker for .NET

Daniel Hilgarth Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker: it’s one of those technologies that seems to be everywhere. Whether you’re a junior developer just starting out or a seasoned .NET developer, at some point in your career, you’ll most likely come across Docker for .NET. So, what is Docker? According to Wikipedia, “Docker is a set of coupled software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service products that use operating-system-level virtualization to develop and …

16 Ways to Speed Test Automation Using a CI/CD Pipeline

16 Ways to Speed Test Automation Using a CI/CD Pipeline

Stella Murugesan Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Test automation plays a significant role in software development. It improves speed, better detects errors and bugs, is repeatable, scalable, has broader coverage, and more. Let’s take a look at test automation using a CI/CD pipeline. In today’s competitive world, great speed in developing software, features, and fixes are vital. Automation has the potential to accelerate and streamline the processes of …

Reducing MTTR in the Field: 10 Simple Steps Using Retrace

Reducing MTTR in the Field: 10 Simple Steps Using Retrace

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The last decade has ushered in a golden era of software engineering. The rise of cloud computing freed companies from managing their own data centers and provided on-demand scaling. These services allow for provisioning servers on the fly using configuration and code. Treating that task as just another type of software development led to the advent of DevOps. Cloud computing and …

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Calculating MTTR: An Evolution Driven by the Rise of DevOps

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The shift to cloud computing and the DevOps revolution have fueled some important changes in the way we think about software development and monitoring. It has delivered huge benefits to the companies that have fully embraced the approach. In fact, the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) 2018 industry survey found a new small group of “elite” performers that are deploying code far more often …

What Is MTTR?

What Is MTTR? A Simple Definition That Will Help Your Team

Ben Munat Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Mean time to resolution (MTTR) is defined as the sum of the total amount of time that service was interrupted divided by the number of individual incidents. The unit of measurement is some quantity of time. Ideally, you can use minutes as the unit. total downtime / # of incidents That is, unless you blacked out the eastern seaboard for weeks! …

Docker Build: A Beginner's Guide to Building Docker Images

Docker Build: A Beginner’s Guide to Building Docker Images

Samuel James Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker has changed the way we build, package, and deploy applications. But this concept of packaging apps in containers isn’t new—it was in existence long before Docker. Docker just made container technology easy for people to use. This is why Docker is a must-have in most development workflows today. Most likely, your dream company is using Docker right now. Docker’s official documentation has a lot …

Docker Swarm vs Kubernetes: A Helpful Guide for Picking One

Dave Rael Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Docker and Kubernetes have taken the software world by storm. DevOps, containers, and container management are at the center of most conversations about what’s relevant to technology. Tooling and services that ease running software in containers, therefore, occupy the minds of developers. Great tools and platforms create options and possibilities. They also create challenges in understanding available choices, though. If you have difficulty in …

Retrace Custom Dashboards

5 Essential Retrace Custom Dashboard Widgets For DevOps Managers

Mitch Salva Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Imagine a man, a metaphorical man, slumped over, sitting silently across from you. Do you see him? Hastily smashing his fingers against the keyboard with a feverish sweat running down his neck.  He, like many, only opens his APM solution after those universally feared “oh shit!” moments. Like a firefighter with a magnifying glass, he dives into his logs looking …

AWS Lambda with Node.js: A Complete Getting Started Guide

AWS Lambda with Node.js: A Complete Getting Started Guide

Samuel James Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

AWS Lambda is a service that confuses many people. For that reason, you may be wondering just how it works, and how you’d use it to build a highly scalable event-driven application. As someone who’s presumably no stranger to the internet, you must have seen the terms serverless, function-as-a-service, or AWS Lambda thrown across your screen a few times. Perhaps you’re …