The Best Tools for Log Management

Best Log Management Tools: 51 Useful Tools for Log Management, Monitoring, Analytics, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Gone are the days of painful plain-text log management. While plain-text data is still useful in certain situations, when it comes to doing extended analysis to gather insightful infrastructure data – and improve the quality of your code – it pays to invest in a reliable log management solution that can empower your business workflow. Logs are not an easy …

Cloud Monitoring Tips

6 Reasons Cloud Monitoring Is Different Than Server Monitoring

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

Traditional IT monitoring has revolved around monitoring the infrastructures and servers. As you move to the cloud, it is possible that you don’t have either of those things. You could deploy your app via a service like Azure App Services and rely on Azure’s hosted Redis and SQL offerings. You could literally have access to zero servers. In the cloud, …

Software Testing Tips: How to Ensure Your App Functions Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Software Testing Tips: 101 Expert Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Better, Faster Testing and Leveraging Results for Success

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

When you hear the term “software testing,” do you think about one particular type of test — such as functional testing or regression testing — or do you immediately start visualizing the complex, interconnected web of test types and techniques that comprise the broad world of software testing? Most experienced developers understand that software testing isn’t a singular approach, although, …

What's a C# Throw Exception?

How to Throw C# Exceptions Like a Major League Pro: Examples, Best Practices, and Everything You Need to Know

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Practically everyone who has ever used a web page or an app has encountered an exception at one point or another, but they probably didn’t realize what it was. Exceptions are pretty common ways to handle unexpected inputs but are they always the right way to handle such problems? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at C# exceptions, …

Develop your application with Spring Boot

How Spring Boot Can Level Up your Spring Application

Eugen Paraschiv Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The Spring Ecosystem There are a two stable, mature stacks for building web applications in the Java ecosystem, and considering the popularity and strong adoption, the Spring Framework is certainly the primary solution. Spring offers a quite powerful way to build a web app, with support for dependency injection, transaction management, polyglot persistence, application security, first-hand REST API support, an MVC framework …

What is RestSharp?

What is RestSharp? An Introduction to RestSharp’s Features and Functionality

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

RestSharp is one of the several ways to create a web service or web request in .NET; we discuss a few other such options in this post. In today’s post, though, we’ll take a look at RestSharp specifically, its features and benefits, and a few examples of RestSharp in action. Definition of RestSharp RestSharp is a comprehensive, open-source HTTP client library …

N-Tier Architecture

What is N-Tier Architecture? How It Works, Examples, Tutorials, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Great products are often built on multi-tier architecture – or n-tier architecture, as it’s often called. At Stackify, we love to talk about the many tools, resources, and concepts that can help you build better. (check out more of our tips and tricks here)  So in this post, we’ll discuss n-tier architecture, how it works, and what you need to know …

The Java Profiler Profile

The Java Profiler Profile

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 – there are actually three: Standard JVM Profilers that track every detail of the JVM (CPU, thread, memory, garbage collection, etc). Lightweight profilers that highlight your application with …

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 …

Software Quality

How to Evaluate Software Quality from Source Code

Erik Dietrich Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

I’ll understand if you read the title of this post and smirked.  I probably would have done so, opening it up only to see what profound wisdom awaited me.  Review the code, Captain Obvious.   So yes, rest assured, I understand the easy assumption that one can ascertain a codebase’s quality by opening it up and starting to review it. …

Top Source Code Repository Hosts

Top Source Code Repository Hosts: 50 Repo Hosts for Team Collaboration, Open Source, and More

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

Every developer’s toolkit needs a good source code repository host; a good host for your code is especially useful for DevOps team collaboration and working with Open Source projects. There are many source code repository hosts available online, from the widely-used GitHub and Bitbucket to the lesser-known yet useful repo hosts catering to specific needs. Each one appeals to different …

What Is Function-as-a-Service? Serverless Architectures Are Here!

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It has never been a better time to be a developer! Thanks to cloud computing, deploying our applications is much easier than it used to be. How we deploy our apps continues to evolve thanks to cloud hosting, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and now Function-as-a-Service. What is Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)? FaaS is the concept of serverless computing via serverless architectures. Software developers can …

Application Dependency Mapping

Application Dependency Mapping & Performance

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

Mistakes Implementing APM Solutions

20 IT Leaders Reveal the Biggest Mistakes IT Management Teams Make When Implementing Application Performance Monitoring Solutions

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

Application Performance Management (APM) solutions are a must-have for Agile development teams, and when implemented correctly, they can save substantial amounts of time, create a better end user experience, and improve overall development operations. (Naturally, we’re big on APM – it’s what we do.) The key to success, though, is implementing systems and solutions that are aligned with larger business goals and …

Software Quality

How to Evaluate Software Quality from the Outside In

Erik Dietrich Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

In a sense, application code serves as the great organizational equalizer.  Large or small, complex or simple, enterprise or startup, all organizations with in-house software wrangle with similar issues.  Oh, don’t misunderstand.  I realize that some shops write web apps, others mobile apps, and still others hodgepodge line of business software.  But when you peel away domain, interaction, and delivery …

What are Docker Logs?

Docker Logging 101: Best Practices, Analytics Tools, Tutorials, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

For troubleshooting code, few things are more valuable to developers than logs. That’s just one reason we built Retrace, which combines logs, errors, and code level performance in a single pane of glass to give you the insights you need to quickly identify and rectify the source of problems. With the widespread popularity of Docker’s container-based solution for apps, it’s …

Java Garbage Collection

What is Java Garbage Collection? How It Works, Best Practices, Tutorials, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we battle our fair share of code performance problems too, including issues surrounding Java garbage collection. In this post, we’ll take a look at Java garbage collection, how it works, and why it matters. A Definition of Java Garbage Collection Java garbage collection is the process by which Java programs perform automatic memory management. Java programs compile to …

What is Scrum?

What is Scrum? How Does Rugby Help Software Developers Create Quality Products?

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Wondering how Rugby relates to Scrum? In this post, we’ll examine the Scrum development framework, its benefits and disadvantages, and some best practices for Scrum software development. When you’re ready to manage your development process with Scrum methodology, check out this post for our analysis of 15 Scrum boards you can use to manage your workflow. Definition of Scrum Scrum is …