Ultimate Winston Logging Tutorial: Best Practices, Resources, and Tips

Lou Bichard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Are you looking to get up and running with logging in Node.js? Do you want to understand best practices (and pitfalls) for structuring application logging in Node.js? If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place! For me, logging was always a somewhat mystical and frustrating idea. I could grasp the concept that you wanted to output information about …

Node.js Module Exports – Demystified

Lou Bichard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When I started out in Node.js, I remember being struck by the weird-looking module.exports code. I wondered what it was, and where it came from, and why it wasn’t declared in the file. What was this magic? Today we’re going to find out. We’ll demystify this somewhat odd-looking feature of Node.js. By the end of this article, you should be comfortable …

Laravel Logging Tutorial

Kim Sia Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Regardless of what language and framework you use, proper logging is crucial to web development. Logging is key when it comes to debugging and performance monitoring. Knowing how to properly use logging frameworks is an essential part of creating high quality software that is easy to debug. In this article, I will provide in-depth coverage on Laravel, which is the …

Better code, Better results: No BS [Webinar]

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Small changes for big wins At Stackify, we have the privilege of talking with hundreds of companies that have similar software challenges. We found that the #1 challenge is to deliver more value, faster, and with higher quality… while controlling cost, headcount, and complexity. How do you squeeze more out of every delivery cycle with less? There are ways to …

How to Rescue Exceptions in Ruby

Rich Dammkoehler Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Exceptions are a commonly used feature in the Ruby programming language. The Ruby standard library defines about 30 different subclasses of exceptions, some of which have their own subclasses. The exception mechanism in Ruby is very powerful but often misused. This article will discuss the use of exceptions and show some examples of how to deal with them. What is …

How to Remove Application Insights

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microsoft’s Application Insights provides a basic application performance monitoring solution for .NET applications. For some types of .NET projects, Visual Studio will automatically add it to your solution. In this article, we are going to cover how to disable Application Insights. Why disable Application Insights? When considering to remove a tool that helps with monitoring, it’s worth thinking why you …

What is Blazor? Your Guide to Getting Started

Simon Timms Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

For years now, if you wanted to write code to run in a browser, your choices were JavaScript or JavaScript. For a couple of brief periods on certain browsers, there were other languages you could use, but they weren’t significant: VBScript on IE and Dart on a special build of Chrome. There are also languages that compile down to JavaScript (TypeScript, …

ELMAH Is Dead. Get More Detailed Exceptions With Retrace

Phil Vuollet Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

For many years, ELMAH was the go-to logging utility for ASP.NET. It caught exceptions that came up through the IIS response pipeline and logged them along with contextual information. It also put a subpage on your site that you could visit to view logged exceptions. It was a great tool for catching, logging, and viewing unhandled exceptions for monolithic ASP.NET …

Ruby on Rails: Best Blogs and YouTube Channels

Sagar Arora Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Ruby on Rails is a server-side web application framework that is completely designed in Ruby under the MIT license. Rails can be viewed as an MVC (model view controller) framework that has built-in support and provides structure for a database, web services, and web pages. Nearly 1 million live websites use Ruby on Rails now which is why companies like …

Node.js Error Handling Best Practices: Ship With Confidence

Lou Bichard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Node.js error handling isn’t a walk in the park. When putting our code into production, we want to know that it’s battle-tested and hardened for all the complexities that production will throw at it. In order to handle our errors properly, we need to understand: Error object Try…catch Throw Call stack Effective function naming Asynchronous paradigms like promise Wowza—that’s a …

MySQL Tutorial: How to Improve Performance

Phil Vuollet Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Performance tuning MySQL depends on a number of factors. For one thing, MySQL runs on various operating systems. For another, there are a variety of storage engines and file formats—each with their own nuances. In this tutorial, you’ll learn about performance tuning MySQL. But first, you need to narrow the problem down to MySQL. Let’s say Retrace is reporting a …

WCF Exception Handling Tutorial and Best Practices

Peter Morlion Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

WCF, or Windows Communication Foundation, was the technology to use in a .NET-focused service-oriented architecture (SOA) in the second half of the 2000’s. Its SOAP approach may have been surpassed by REST principles, but there are still many WCF services out there. Many of them are now considered legacy applications, but they continue to provide important functionalities to companies around the …

Microservice Logging: Challenges, Advantages, and Handling Failures

Simon Timms Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the major developments in software design and delivery over the last few years has been a movement away from monolith applications towards microservices. One of the sticking points I’ve seen on numerous microservice applications is logging. There are some unique challenges with microservice logging that need to be addressed. In this article, we’ll look at how we can …

Most Popular Node.js Frameworks in 2018

Sagar Arora Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 With the introduction of Node.js in 2009, it has become possible to use the JavaScript language while scripting server-side as well as client-side parts of an application or project. Earlier that was not possible since developers had to use different and multiple programming languages for both client and server-side scripting. Hence the invention of Node.js is still viewed as an …

Java Logs: 4 Types of Logs You Need to Know

Thorben Janssen Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Logging is an important topic in software development, especially if you need to analyze bugs and other unexpected events in your production environment. Implementing your logging often seems easy. But as you probably experienced yourself, logging is far more complex than it might seem. That’s why you can find lots of articles about it here on the blog. As an …

Top 10 Node.js Developer Tools

Sagar Arora Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

With the introduction of Node.js, it has become easier for application developers to create a fast, reliable, and scalable web application with much fewer lines of code. Node.js was created by Ryan Dahl in 2009 using the Google Chrome V8 JavaScript runtime environment. Software development is continuously evolving with the emergence of new technologies, trends, and programming languages. But with …

Best Node.js Blogs and YouTube Channels

Sagar Arora Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Node.js is an open-source framework that helps developers create dynamic web pages that can run across multiple platforms. It is built on Chrome V8, which means that it uses the same compiler or interpreter as Chrome. Node.js is used for full-stack, front-end, and back-end development. It simplifies real-time communication between the client and server. Node.js also has an event-driven architecture, …