6 Key Benefits of Microservices Architecture

Vitaly Kuprenko Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One challenge for developers beginning a new project is choosing between monolithic and microservice architecture.  According to Camunda research, 63% of enterprise level companies have taken steps to apply microservice architecture. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and implementation of microservice architecture and why enterprise level companies, like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber, are choosing this architecture over traditional …

Sending Custom Metrics From AWS Lambda

Sending CloudWatch Custom Metrics From Lambda With Code Examples

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Today’s post is a detailed guide on how to send custom metrics to AWS CloudWatch monitoring using AWS Lambda. Starting from scratch, we’re going to finish up this post by leaving a serverless project running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). And do you want to hear the best part? Getting started will cost you less than you might spend on a …

What Is an IIS Application Pool

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

People who are new to hosting web apps on IIS (Internet Information Services) sometimes struggle with the concept of application pools. What is an IIS application pool? What purpose does it serve? In this post, we’ll answer these questions—and more. We’ll begin by offering a brief introduction to IIS itself. If you’re already well acquainted with this piece of software, …

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IIS Error Logs and Other Ways to Find ASP.Net Failed Requests

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As exciting as it can be to write new features in your ASP.Net application, our users inevitably encounter failed requests. Do you know how to troubleshoot IIS or ASP.NET errors on your servers? It can be tempting to bag on your desk and problem your annoyance.  However, Windows and ASP.NET provide several different logs where failed requests are logged. This …

Find out why you need 3 different types of .NET profilers

List of .Net Profilers: 3 Different Types and Why You Need All of Them

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

.NET Profilers are a developer’s best friend when it comes to optimizing application performance. They are especially critical when doing low level CPU and memory optimizations. But did you know that there are three different types of profilers? Traditional .NET profilers that track process memory usage, time spent per line of code and frequency of method calls. Lightweight profilers or other …

What is DevOps?

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Digitalization is sweeping across many industries, creating a huge need for innovation. This innovation forces companies to be more agile and deliver faster. However, increasing the speed of your development team doesn’t happen by magic. It’s a metric that isn’t easy to change. How can you adjust to this fast-paced digitalization? I want to introduce you to DevOps. DevOps helps …

View SQL Queries From Your Code With Prefix

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Have you heard the saying “you can’t manage what you can’t measure?” The phrase is often attributed to management thinker Peter Drucker, and less often to other authors as well. It can also slightly vary in its wording, depending on the source. At the end of the day, the exact wording of the sayer and who said it first doesn’t …

Why You Should Go Serverless for DevOps

Hiren Dhaduk Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Over the last decade, DevOps has become an important part of software engineering culture, influenced by the wide adoption of microservices, containers and cloud computing. A recent step in the evolution of cloud-based and microservice architecture is the serverless computing – a code execution model where the cloud provider takes total responsibility for the operating system and hardware management. The …

Why APM Is Central to DevOps Success

Why APM Is Central to DevOps Success

Mark Henke Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Imagine you’re driving a car, but there’s no windshield. You can’t see in front of you. On top of that, your car is full of friends looking out the side windows and yelling various things to you: “We should turn left!” “No, we should turn right!” “I’m pretty sure the next turn is in two miles.” In this scenario, how …

Log 4Net Guide for .NET Logging

Log4net for .NET Logging: The Only Tutorial and 14 Tips You Need to Know

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’ve been writing code for any reasonable amount of time, then it’s virtually impossible that you haven’t handled logging in any way, since it’s one of the most essential parts of modern, “real life” app development. If you’re a .NET developer, then you’ve probably used some of the many famous logging frameworks available for use at this platform. Today’s …

SDLC Models in 2019: How They’ve Aged and What’s Current

Vlad Georgescu Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The software development life cycle (SDLC) started to become a formalized process for software development in the 1960s. That’s pretty much when software systems started to exist. With its loosely defined development phases, the SDLC has become a software development term that gets a lot of people talking. The SDLC, however, is more of an acronym packed with meaning than …

Java Performance Tools: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know

Java Performance Tools: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know!

Darin Howard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Managing an application’s performance, and specifically keeping it in good condition, is one of the hardest challenges in software development. That’s true for virtually any programming language and platform. Java is no exception to this rule. But beyond that, Java also presents some unique challenges of its own. For instance, one of those challenges has to do with garbage collection. …

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? 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 cover some of the top reasons and how to troubleshoot …

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 …

What Is Spring Boot?

What Is Spring Boot?

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Spring Boot is an open-source micro framework maintained by a company called Pivotal. It provides Java developers with a platform to get started with an auto configurable production-grade Spring application. With it, developers can get started quickly without losing time on preparing and configuring their Spring application. This post will guide you through understanding what Spring Boot is and what …