5 Companies to Watch in the Silicon Prairie

Alexandra Altvater News

This past year, I was introduced to the Silicon Prairie when I hosted Big Omaha and spoke at Thinc Iowa. What’s the Silicon Prairie you ask? It’s just the hottest area in the country for tech startups that you never heard of.

How To Report On Software Testing

Erika Rykun Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Being able to write concise, easily comprehensible software testing reports is an important skill for software development team members to possess, particularly those in quality assurance, development, and support. Poorly written software testing reports can make the development process more difficult and less productive. Imagine a client asks if their app is ready for launch and based on your assessment, …

How to Handle Application_error in ASP.NET App’s Global.asax

Aleksandra Bondrenko Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

ASP.NET offers many benefits, such as improved security, easy updating, language independence and less overall code. With that said, .NET is not without errors and issues, even when working with a professional, such as this .NET development company. One common error is an Application_error in the Global.asax file. Let’s understand how to handle ASP.NET App’s Global.asax and other common errors …

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Metrics Monitoring: Choosing the right KPIs

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Software metrics measure a software’s characteristics in a countable manner. That is why tracking the metrics is a huge part of the development stage. The goal of system metrics monitoring is to determine the quality of the product or process during the development and deployment stages. However, not all metrics are beneficial to your software development. That is why you …

Best Performance Testing Tools

Erna Clayton Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Implementing the best performance testing tools allows for an optimized end user experience and improved web performance.  In order to execute accurate and effective performance testing, it is important for QA engineers to have access to the right set of tools. With the plethora of performance testing tools, it has become tedious to pick the right tool for your use …

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How to optimize your Python apps

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Python optimization is the solution to speed performance issues. But, when do you optimize, and what parts of the code should be optimized? This article will help you answer these questions.  Developers always want to efficiently write neat code. However, things are quite different when working with a Python-based data science project. There will be situations where you need Python …

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How to diagnose application slowness

Dorian Martin Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When a business application slows down, bad things happen. Your customer support gets slammed with service requests. Your boss calls an emergency meeting to talk to the product and developer teams. Everybody’s asking the same question: what happened? Diagnosing a slow application and finding the cause of the problem is something developers need to do quickly. Performance-related problems are in …

Web performance: How to load test

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Website owners commonly ask why they need a website performance load tester.  Throughout web history, some extremely popular sites have had their fair share of serious downtimes.  Either they get massive traffic volumes, or their website simply crashes. Thus, web performance load tester services check the application’s ability to perform under anticipated user loads. Online presence requires site owners to …

Top API Performance Metrics Every Development Team Should Use

Raushan Kumar Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

APIs provide insights for development teams to configure and deploy DevOps infrastructure.  API performance metrics aid in the contribution of operational functionalities to the project.  API performance metrics are measured in a hierarchical structure in conjunction with operational API metrics.  Operational metrics are the most basic set of the metric structure for measuring API performance.  The metrics include number of …

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Site Performance Monitoring Best Practices

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Anyone who is hosting a website knows that site performance monitoring is not an easy feat. In order to be successful, site performance monitoring requires best practices and website monitoring tools. This article will provide insights into some best practices for website performance monitoring. Why do you need website monitoring tools? Website monitoring tools provide information on how people engage …

How To Load Test Your PHP Website

Tarun Nagar Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It is important that web applications are optimized to ensure the best application performance for the end user.  PHP developers can improve website performance by load testing their PHP website. Load testing checks the rigidity, speed, interoperability of the system, and the performance and the reliability of a PHP website.  Why should you Load Test your PHP Website? Load testing …

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Best website load testing services

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Website load testing services determine how websites deal with online traffic. Too often, people equate it with performance testing. However, load testing is just a type of website performance testing. Other types of performance testing include endurance testing, volume testing, scalability testing, spike testing, and stress testing.  In website deployment, it is common that transactions may fail and systems crash. …

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How to Monitor a Windows Process

Daniela McVicker Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Understanding Windows process monitoring can save your application from experiencing performance issues.   Let’s expand your knowledge of Windows task manager and take a look at how you can monitor Windows processes more effectively.  1. Identify General Process Details Let’s start with picking the process from the list in the Task Manager and studying its properties. We will use the …

Best 5 Tools for Node.js Monitoring

Olivia Diaz Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Application developers are turning to Node.js as one of the most popularly used Javascript frameworks for microservice development. Node.js tops the list of most utilized frameworks amongst the developers worldwide in 2020 by 51.4 percent. With the increasing demand for Node.js technology, it has become crucial to monitor the performance of the applications, servers, and other metrics. In this article, …

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How to monitor website performance

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Website performance monitoring is an evolving paradigm primarily because website performance is synonymous with business.  It goes beyond simple measurement of web services and the features’ ability to respond efficiently to end-users. Plus, the demand of the market―underlying technologies, use cases, issues, and risks― fuels its growth. Certain factors lead to website or web service poor performance. First, there are …

Windows Server Performance Monitoring Best Practices

Windows Server Performance Monitoring Best Practices

Hardik Shah Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The Windows server is typically installed on heavy-use servers that act as the backbone of various IT apps and services. If you’re an organization that employs a Windows Server, you need to stay on top of your Windows server performance monitoring. This post discusses what Windows Server performance monitoring is and why it is essential, as well as  best practices. …

How to catch all exceptions in Python

How to catch all exceptions in Python

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the struggles developers face is how to catch all Python exceptions. Developers often categorize exceptions as coding mistakes that lead to errors when running the program. Some developers still fail to distinguish between errors and exceptions. In the case of Python application development, a python program terminates as soon as it encounters an unhandled error. So, to establish …

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Managed WordPress vs Shared WordPress Hosting: What Should You Choose?

Yakshit Bose Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

For years, developers have compared managed WordPress vs Shared WordPress Hosting.  While both have their respective pros and cons, it is imperative to offer a detailed comparison between these two hosting types.  Key Differences Between Shared WordPress Hosting vs Managed WordPress Hosting  To understand how both types of hosting benefit users and web developers, it is important to understand their …

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Best 5 Tools for .NET Monitoring

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

.NET monitoring is a critical aspect of .NET application development. It helps developers track the health and well-being of their applications to provide real-time performance reviews. Knowing the real status of your application ensures that users have round-the-clock access to your business site.  .NET monitoring makes sure that your business is not impacted by application issues. For example, problems experienced …

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FaaS Vs. Serverless: Resolving the Dilemma

Scarlett Brown Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the vast ever-changing world of technology, Serverless and Faas are the two new categories of cloud computing services. Both FaaS and Serverless have helped organizations in saving money, refocusing developers’ time, relegating infrastructure management, and harnessing cloud technology. However, while both are treated as the same, there is a slight difference. Through this post, we will shed light on …