Best Developer Websites

Websites Every Developer Should Visit: Programming News, Tutorials & More

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, making them the premier trusted resources industry-wide. You’ll usually find a community where all professionals turn to when they need to converse with like-minded professionals. The same holds true in the world of development. Developers are such a …

DevOps Blogs we wish would post more often

DevOps Blogs We Wish Would Post More Often

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In this day and age when everyone calls themselves a writer, markets can become quickly saturated with re-blogged news content that creates a web of articles that aren’t easily navigated. There are still awesome and original blogs out there, however, if you know where to look. Luckily, we have a long list of DevOps blogs that you can skim through …

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Cloud Computing and DevOps Blogs To Follow – Episode 2

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

DevOps blogs are everywhere! Welcome to our second installment of DevOps Blogs You Should Be Reading (here’s part one of the best DevOps blogs). Every few weeks we’ll share some of our personal favorite DevOps blogs with you. These blogs are based on their ability to inform, educate, and spark ideas for a wide variety of topics within DevOps. Within each of …

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Scrum – Developers VS. Rugby Players

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

Like many words in the English language, “Scrum” has a few wildly diverse definitions. Let’s take a look at the differences (and maybe even a few surprising similarities) between the scrums of both developers and rugby players! What is Scrum Development? Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile development framework. It is a flexible and holistic product development strategy where …

DevOps Jobs

DevOps Jobs: Tips for Finding the Perfect Job in DevOps

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

What Exactly Are DevOps Jobs? DevOps itself is a methodology used to to help make the development process for software, apps, websites, and more run much more smoothly. So, when you’re looking for DevOps jobs, you’re looking for a job either on the Development side of things, or on the Operations (IT) side of things. If you want to create …

Best DevOps Blogs

DevOps Blogs You Should Be Reading – Episode 1

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

DevOps blogs are everywhere; and frankly we don’t mind. In fact, we constantly ask people for more stuff to read. We’ve gathered quite a list and stuffed it inside a Google Doc. Instead of keeping all these to ourselves, we’ll start sharing them with you! Every few weeks, we’ll feature a few of our favorites and why they could be your favorite …

Remote Application Management for Enterprise Ops

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Software applications and IT operations are both becoming more complex. Today’s applications are typically composed of multiple servers, queuing, caching, databases, file storage, NoSQL, third party web services, and more. These new applications are typically more scalable and fault tolerant than traditional applications but they are also more difficult to manage and troubleshoot. Operations and development teams need remote application …

Remote Server Access for Developers to Improve Application Support

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Software developers need remote server access to deploy and troubleshoot their applications. Unfortunately, even with today’s focus on DevOps, most of them don’t have the remote server access they need to do so. My team and I built Stackify to give developers the access they need to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their remote applications.  To give developers what they need …

Fragile to Agile

Tips to Improve App Quality and Delivery: Make Agile Less Fragile

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

Agile. You can’t avoid hearing it wherever you go even though “agile” means different things to different people. In some shops, agile means extremely small sprints that are continuously deployed, sometimes multiple times per day. For others, it means the same old waterfall-style development, but they have burndown charts, daily stand-up meetings, and maybe someone with the title of “SCRUM …

DevOps – A Valentine’s Day Fairy Tale

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Once upon a time two people from different sides of the tracks met and fell in love. Never before had the two people found another person who so perfectly complemented them. Society tried to keep them apart – “It’s just not how things are done,” they’d say. But times were changing, and this sort of pairing was becoming more socially …

Application Support is Perfect for DevOps

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

When DevOps emerged in 2009, the gap between development and operations teams finally started to get the kind of media and vendor attention it deserved. DevOps gets developers more involved in IT operations so they can more rapidly resolve software issues that arise after deployment. Without access to production applications and servers, even development managers and system admins need help …

The Golden Rule of Programming

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

There is one particular issue that seems to be the root of most bugs in software programs. I see it over and over and over. Like most programmers, it has caused me heartburn since the day I started programming. So I have worked hard to make sure that my code never breaks my golden rule. I remind my development team …

Divvy Up DevOps Tasks, Defining the Ops in DevOps

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

So what does DevOps mean exactly? What is the Ops in DevOps?  Operations can mean a lot of things and even different things to different people. DevOps is becoming more and more popular but a lot of people are confused to exactly what it is. So let’s make a list of all the things operations traditionally does and figure out what …

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.

Windows Azure Diagnostics: The Bad, The Ugly, and a Better Way

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’re a .Net web developer today, no doubt you’ve enjoyed watching Windows Azure grow up over the past couple of years. The platform has scaled, stabilized (mostly), and added on a slew of great (and sometimes overdue) features. What was once just an endpoint to host a solution, developers today have tremendous flexibility and options in the platform. Organizations …

Developers Production Access

Developers Need Production Access

Matt Watson Stackify Product & Company Updates

Application developers spend a lot of time troubleshooting and supporting production applications. The problem is they don’t have production access, or sometimes even worse, too much production access. Stackify gives your developers a production pass to exactly what they need access to in read only mode and anything they do can be audited by our system. Instead of giving developers …