IIS files

Where Are IIS Log Files Located? How to View IIS Logs on Windows & Azure

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Not sure where your IIS log files are located? No problem! For a standard Windows Server, the default log location is: %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles If your IIS logs are not stored in the default location, follow these directions below to look up where they are currently being stored. We also have directions below for Azure App Services & Cloud Services. Where Are …

What is SDLC?

What is SDLC? Understand the Software Development Life Cycle

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Streamlined development relies on a consistent methodology and a clearly-defined process from getting from point A to point B. If you’re just getting your feet wet in the wide world of development, you need to understand the Software Development Life Cycle or SDLC. Definition of SDLC SDLC or the Software Development Life Cycle is a process that produces software with …

C# Exception Handling Best Practices

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Welcome to Stackify’s guide to C# exception handling. In this article we cover the following topics: Basics about C# Exceptions, including examples Common .NET Exceptions How to Create Your Own Custom C# Exception Types How to Find Hidden .NET Exceptions C# Exception Logging Best Practices What is an Exception? Exceptions are a type of error that occurs during the execution …

abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.

What Are OOP Concepts in Java? The Four Main OOP Concepts in Java, How They Work, Examples, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Java is one of many programming languages and technologies supported by Stackify’s leading tools, Retrace and Prefix. Because at Stackify we aim to help developers become better developers, we’re taking a look at some of the foundational concepts in the Java programming language. Read on for a primer on OOP concepts in Java. Definition of OOP Concepts in Java OOP …

Dependency Injection C#

What is Dependency Injection C#? How It Works, Types of Dependency Injections in C#, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In a recent blog post, we talked about how C# and .NET are the next big thing. If you’re planning to code in C#, dependency injection is just one of many things you should know. Read on for a primer on dependency injection in C# so you can use it to your advantage in your next project. Definition of Dependency …

w3wp tips

What is w3wp.exe? Learn the Basics About IIS Worker Processes

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Web applications running within Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) utilize what is known as IIS worker processes. These worker processes run as w3wp.exe, and there can be multiple per computer. It is possible to run IIS on a Windows desktop or Windows server, although it is usually only seen on Microsoft Windows Servers configured as web servers. What is w3wp.exe …

Trendy Programming Language

Trendiest Programming Languages: The Hottest, Most Sought-After Programming Languages for 2017

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’ve spent any time in the development world, you’re well aware that there are hordes of programming languages. It’s impossible to be an expert in every programming language in existence, but it’s also hard to determine where your time is best spent in terms of acquiring new skills. You may ask yourself, “What are the trendiest programming languages? What expertise …

C# Queue, Methods, and Operations

What Is a C# Queue? How It Works, and the Benefits and Challenges of Working with C# Queues

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we recently blogged about best practices for C# logging. Today, let’s take a look at another useful capability, the C# Queue. A Definition of C# Queue The C# queue is a FIFO queue collection class in the System.Collection namespace. Storing elements in FIFO style (First In, First Out), the C# queue contains elements in precisely the order they were …

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 …

Selenium tutorial and tips

Selenium Tutorial: An Introduction to the Basic Features and Functions of Selenium

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Selenium is a suite of browser automation tools for automating web browsers across a variety of platforms. It’s primarily used for automating web applications for testing purposes, although it’s capable of much more. You might be wondering:  How can a Selenium tutorial improve your development and testing processes? Most of the big-name browser vendors support it. And many of these …

Azure DevTest Labs

How to Use Azure DevTest Labs for Test Environments and Dev Machines

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

DevTest Labs is one the best – and probably least – used features on Azure. It is similar to creating virtual machines on Azure but provides some specific features and advantages we will review. Here are the following topics we are going to cover: What is Azure DevTest Labs? Test Environments Dev Machines in the Cloud What is Azure DevTest Labs? …

The 44 Best Chrome Extensions for Developers

The Best Chrome Extensions for Developers: 40+ Tools for Programmers

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Google Chrome is the most-used browser, offering a set of Chrome DevTools with built-in web authoring and debugging tools designed to make life easier for developers. But that’s not all: Chrome’s capabilities can be vastly expanded with thousands of add-ons and extensions that make it possible to perform a variety of tricks, test websites and apps in development, experiment with …

SOAP vs REST primary differences

SOAP vs. REST: The Differences and Benefits Between the Two Widely-Used Web Service Communication Protocols

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Defining SOAP and REST SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representational State Transfer) are both web service communication protocols. SOAP was long the standard approach to web service interfaces, although it’s been dominated by REST in recent years, with REST now representing more than 70% of public APIs according to Stormpath.  Understand the primary differences between SOAP vs. REST  and …

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 …