A Guide to Streams in Java 8: In-Depth Tutorial With Examples

Eugen Paraschiv Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Overview The addition of the Stream was one of the major features added to Java 8. This in-depth tutorial is an introduction to the many functionalities supported by streams, with a focus on simple, practical examples. To understand this material, you need to have a basic, working knowledge of Java 8 (lambda expressions, Optional, method references). Introduction First of all, …

Monitoring Microservices: A 5-Step Guide

Mark Henke Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Why is monitoring microservices so important? It’s because we work in a time where systems are complex, distributed across multiple microservices. For example, even a simple e-commerce app may have Ordering, Product Catalog, and Shipping services. Our tooling and practices sometimes struggle to keep up with such complexity. It reminds me of music and video games. In the early days …

Get tips to solve null reference exception

What Is NullReferenceException? Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

“Object Reference Not Set to an instance of an object.” Cast the first stone those who never struggled with this error message when they were a beginner C#/.NET programmer. This infamous and dreaded error message happens when you get a NullReferenceException. This exception is thrown when you try to access a member—for instance, a method or a property—on a variable …

Load Testing vs. Performance Testing vs. Stress Testing

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Just conducting one type of testing is generally not enough. For example, let’s say you decide to perform unit testing only. However, unit tests only verify business logic. Many other types of tests exist to verify the integration between components, such as integration tests. But what if you want to measure the maximum performance of your application? Or what if …

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 Why is this topic so important? In modern languages like C#, “problems” are typically modeled …

How to Check Website Logs

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Have you ever looked at your website logs and realized they don’t make sense to you? Maybe your log levels have been abused, and now every log categorizes as “Error.” Or your logs fail to give clear information on what went wrong, or they reveal sensitive information that hackers may harvest. Fixing these problems is possible! Let’s explore how you …

Top 10 Future Programming Languages

Freya Jacob Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Programming languages have made applications more efficient and easy to use, raising user experience to the next level. Let’s look at the top programming languages defining the future of code.  1. Python Python is widely accepted as the best programming language for beginner developers as it is simple and easy to use and deploy. It is widely used to build scalable …

10 of the Most Popular Java Frameworks of 2020

10 of the Most Popular Java Frameworks of 2020

Taurai Mutimutema Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

There are plenty of reasons why Java, being one of the older software programming languages, is still widely used. For one, the immense power one wields when using Java is enough to make it their staple. Couple that with the possibilities that using good Java frameworks bring and you could lessen the turnaround time for big projects. This post will …

Continuous Application Improvement

What is Continuous Application Improvement?

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

CAI stands for Continuous Application Improvement. It is a software improvement process that is implemented at each step of the SDLC, ensuring immediate feedback at each step rather than waiting until risk levels and impact has gone up. When you implement CAI you shift your improvement process as far left as possible and catch software bugs and performance problems where …

Continuous Delivery Trends

Software Trends for 2020: Continuous Delivery

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

“Software is eating the world” is no longer a hopeful vision. It’s happening. It’s here. Software is driving the world’s most important technological trends, and 2020 will prove to be an inflection point for several of them. Underlying the rapid pace of software transformation is another trend that has become immensely popular in itself. The rise of continuous delivery has …

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage: Tips to Consider

Anzhela Sychyk Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the  Data Age 2025 report, worldwide data is expected to grow 61% to 175 zettabytes by 2025. The enterprise sector, in particular, generates more than 30% each year. To be ready for a digital future, consider the scaling strategy of data infrastructure beforehand.  Scale-up and scale-out are the main ways to add capacity to your infrastructure. While both solutions …

6 Software Development Trends for 2020: Developers Needed

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Well, my developer friends, 2020 is your year. Businesses in practically every industry have a fever to grow their IT operations and automate just anything possible. I know, I know. The demand for developers is nothing new. But 2020 is different. 2020 is the year where we see some of this decade’s most exciting technologies become commercially viable, and others …

Popular Ruby Libraries

Harikrishna Kundariya Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Ruby on Rails Gems is a package manager containing libraries, software packages, and utilities for standard format distribution of  Ruby programs and libraries. RoR Gems have functionality with related files to help save time in web development. Debugging Byebug: Byebug is an effective solution for debugging. This gem takes time between tasks and implementing code by changing variables to perform …

How to configure HTTPS for Ruby on Rails (RoR)

Riya Sander Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

RoR (Ruby on Rails) is a server-side web application framework. To make it more secure, use HTTPS instead of HTTP.  Step One: Buy an SSL certificate: First step is purchasing  an SSL certificate. There are various  types of SSL certificates, based on your requirements including:  Extended Validation Certificates (EV SSL) Organization Validated Certificates (OV SSL) Domain Validated Certificates (DV SSL) …

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.NET Performance Optimization: Everything You Need To Know

Jared Nance Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It’s Friday afternoon, the majority of the development staff has already packed up and headed home for the weekend, but you remain to see the latest hotfix through to production. To your dismay, immediately after deployment, queues start backing up and you begin to get alerts from your monitoring system. Something has been broken and all evidence points to an …

What is Real User Monitoring?

What Is Real User Monitoring? How It Works, Examples, Best Practices, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Real User Monitoring is a type of performance monitoring that captures and analyzes each transaction by users of a website or application. It’s also known as real user measurement, real user metrics, end-user experience monitoring, or simply RUM. It’s used to gauge user experience, including key metrics like load time and transaction paths, and it’s an important component of application …