Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse compared

Compare Azure SQL Database vs. Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Definitions, Differences and When to Use

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 Azure SQL Database is one of the most used services in Microsoft Azure, and I use it a lot in my projects. It is basically SQL Server in the cloud, but fully managed and more intelligent. There is another service in Azure that is kind of similar, but not quite: Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Azure SQL Data Warehouse uses a …

A Crash Course Guide to Cloud Deployment Models 2018

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more companies jump on the cloud computing bandwagon.and 2018 will prove to be no different. This study by Gartner predicts that as soon as next year, “30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.” Gartner goes on to say that a “no …

Developer Things #8: How to Develop More Secure Software with Steve Feldman

Developer Things #8: How to Develop More Secure Software with Steve Feldman

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 Today’s episode of Developer Things features Steve Feldman. Steve is the Vice President of Engineering at Contrast Security. The subject of security in the area of software development is an important one, as there are a number of different challenges that face developers trying to develop more secure software. Listen to the episode to hear what Steve has to …

Concepts of cloud computing

What is Cloud-Native? Is It Hype or The Future of Software Development?

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For quite a while now, cloud-native has been one of the hottest topics in software development. Some developers just call it hype that will lose traction and disappear after some time. For others, it’s the future of software development. Whatever the future will bring, cloud-native is currently one of the biggest trends in the software industry. It has already changed …

Continuous Delivery Trends

Software Trends for 2018: Continuous Delivery

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“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 2018 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 …

Continuous Delivery: Jenkins vs Bamboo

CI/CD Tools Throwdown: Jenkins vs. TeamCity vs. Bamboo

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 Have you ever looked at the Olympic world records from 1924? I know you’re here for a good ol’ CI/CD tools throwdown, but hear me out. If you compare the 1924 records to those from 2016, those Olympians wouldn’t even make their national teams. That’s how much better, faster, and stronger athletes are today.   Most of this improvement is …

8 Things to Monitor During a Software Deployment

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As software developers, our ultimate goal is to get our hard work deployed to production. Thanks to agile development, DevOps, and continuous deployment tools, that process is quicker than ever! It is important to remember that a software deployment is more of a process and not a single event. As part of that process, you need to be monitoring your …

SST Software Fixes Problems behind the Scenes with Retrace

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Get Immediate Insights and Alerts – Out of the Box SST Software has gained credibility as the expert in structuring and managing spatial data for the agricultural industry. Their system manages site-specific data for more than 100 million acres in over 20 countries. We sat down with Systems Architect Scott Wise to learn how Retrace helps his team provide an ecosystem …

Performance Monitoring Best Practices

15 Simple ASP.NET Performance Tuning Tips

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Performance of your ASP.NET web application is important. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that slow loading times and clunky interaction will drive customers elsewhere. Even in the case of internal applications where the users have no option but to use the application, their satisfaction is tightly coupled to speed. There are a ton of ways to improve …

An entertaining comparison of Java vs. .NET

The Java vs .NET Comparison (Explained with Cats)

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Comparing technologies is always fun. Not that we want to start yet another programming language war, but it is really quite interesting to take a fresh look at a familiar technology and put it into perspective. Plus, it’s quite common for developers and business owners to be faced with the choice between two or more options, be it a fresh …

Patterns, Best Practices, and Tools for Agile and DevOps

Software Configuration Management: Patterns, Best Practices, and Tools for Agile and DevOps

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Every high-functioning organization has a “master plan” that details how they are supposed to operate and accomplish tasks. The military has organization charts. Construction contractors have critical path scheduling. Mathematics (not an organization, I know) has Order of Operations. The world of software development is no different. While there are many project management methodologies and performance monitoring tools, there is …

Retrace platform update to alerts and notificaitons

Retrace Platform Major Update: Alerts and Notifications

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UPDATE: The previously scheduled maintenance has been rescheduled for February 14, 2018, 10:00am CST – 2:00pm CST to account for additional changes and some scheduling conflict with other maintenance and releases.” Stackify will be releasing a major update to a subsystem of the Retrace platform that impacts how alerts are processed through the system and users are notified of those alerts. …

.NET Standard: How to Share Code

.NET Standard Explained: How To Share Code

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You can learn how the .NET ecosystem works on Stackify. It consists of runtimes (.NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono for Xamarin), class libraries, and a common infrastructure (runtime tools and languages). In this article, we are going to talk about the thing that makes the runtimes play well together and enables them to share code. Here, you’ll learn what .NET Standard is …

Get the ultimate application deployment checklist

Proven Steps to Achieving Deployment Nirvana

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2018 is the Year of Deployment. Frequent and stable deployments are just table stakes for companies these days, and DevOps teams are being expected to pick up the pace. Deploying an application can be an overwhelming process. With so many moving parts, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos. Not to mention, the actual deployment itself is …

OOP Concept Composition Definition and Examples

OOP Concepts for Beginners: What is Composition?

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Composition is one of the fundamental concepts in object-oriented programming. It describes a class that references one or more objects of other classes in instance variables. This allows you to model a has-a association between objects. You can find such relationships quite regularly in the real world. A car, for example, has an engine and modern coffee machines often have …

Java deployment tips for success

Best Practices for Java Deployments

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The proper deployment of Java applications can be a cumbersome and tedious process, and the risk of failure is never higher than it is right after deployment. Errors during/after deployment not only impact IT development and operations of the organization, but also the business itself. In order to reach an optimal deployment process, many project and DevOps managers and engineers …