ABPathfinder

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Who is ABPathfinder? ABPathfinder develops special education and therapy management solutions that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of special education and autism therapy programs. The cloud-based platform provides tools which aid therapists and para-professionals to build treatment plans, log data and track progress for multiple students simultaneously. In return educators can maximize their time and effort to invest in each …

The Code Life is a Cold Life

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We partnered with Rockbox.tv over the last several months to create this fun little film for ya’ll. We needed a really good way to show developers just how much we love them!! I think we pulled it off. And now, we’re pleased to introduce you to “Lights On,” starring Spokesman, Code-blooded kill(a); and the Bad Dude Bugs. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djR5XD-wqbA[/embedyt]     …

Case Study: Carbonite and Stackify’s Retrace

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”We turned on APM+ and within a couple of minutes were able to identify the issue and a few hours later push out a fix.” [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JH_vpNlf7k[/embedyt] Who is Carbonite? Carbonite is a leading provider in backup recovery and archiving solutions for small businesses and home users. We fuel continuity by providing powerful yet simple tools to help keep businesses …

What’s new for Retrace v4 for .NET

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After months of hard work, we are excited to be releasing v4.0 of our .NET agent. The last major update v3.0, came out 6 months ago. This release has several major changes you should be aware of plus some exciting new features. Speed, baby, speed! Most importantly, we have spent many days doing nothing but optimizing the performance overhead of …

The Seven Stages of Git Repo Size Maintenance – and Preventative Medicine

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Like many development shops have done for the past few years, we migrated our version control at Stackify to a git-based system a few years ago. The benefits were many: it was faster than TFS and supported our branching and merging strategies better. It also played nicely with our ALM tools for reporting commits related to a work item, etc. …

How we named Prefix: It was a little hairy

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  Naming things is hard—unless it’s a dog or a kid. That’s easy (apparently)! A brand or product name is a totally different kind of anxiety. Creating the product is comparatively easy. This is the story of the name that almost won, how it came to be, and how it continues to live exactly where it should—in the dark recesses of our code. …

Stackify stopped by the MS Dev Show

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Are you a fan of the MS Dev Show? We sure are, especially this latest episode. Our very own Matt Watson sat down with Jason and Carl to talk about all sorts of stuff, including a deep dive on Prefix, the free new application profiling tool. Big things are happening in the developer world. You can also get the podcast …

5 Hidden Performance Problems for ASP.NET

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  Stackify founder and ASP.NET performance expert Matt Watson shares his expertise around five common ASP.NET performance problems. Learn how to identify and fix these elusive problems in your own apps and immediately improve your app’s performance! Watch the video from last week’s webinar. The deck is available here: http://www.slideshare.net/mwatson81/5-hidden-performance-problems-for-aspnet  

How to use Prefix to profile your own custom code

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Today’s desktops and servers are amazingly fast. For most developers and apps, their actual code takes nearly ZERO time to execute. Almost all of the time is spent executing a database query, connecting to web service, etc. This is also why asynchronous programming is so important and has become so popular. Our goal with Prefix and the Stackify APM is …

Stackify now supports SAML based SSO

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You asked for it, and we listened; now Stackify is pleased to introduce single sign-on capabilities. Starting now, if you have a SAML 2.0 compliant identity provider (IdP), you may configure your Stackify account to enable IdP-initiated SSO. Our overview article will walk you through the few simple steps to get started. For those new to single sign-on, SSO describes the ability …