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Starkwood Media and Retrace: Logging and Exception Management and Proactive Customer Support

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Starkwood Media has been providing the automotive industry with media solutions for over 16 years. They continually work to pioneer customers’ online presence through their own experience and integration of current, successful web practices. They sought out Retrace in an effort to consolidate their tools and in doing so were able to offer more proactive customer support. No worries, no …

Announcing: Retrace for Azure Functions preview

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Have you had a chance yet to play with Azure Functions?  Here at Stackify, we’re pretty excited about this capability on Azure and the promise that it holds for building rapidly scale-able event-based processing with little to no management overhead! We’ve also heard from a lot of you asking when Retrace would be able to support this new serverless architecture. …

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Advanced ASP.NET Trace Viewer – WebForms, MVC, Web API, WCF

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What did my code just do? That is a critical question that developers always need to know. Application logging, tracing, and profiling are the primary ways that developers can answer this question. In this article, we’ll review ASP.NET tracing and how to view your tracing statements with Prefix. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Intro to ASP.NET Tracing Tracing is built …

Stackify Linux Agent 2.0 and Java APM 1.15 Release

Stackify’s Linux Agent 2.0 & Java APM 1.15 Release Is Here!

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Stackify is thrilled to announce our latest release, Linux Agent 2.0 and Java APM 1.15. We think you’ll be excited about this release, too, and here are just a few reasons why. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. What’s New in Our Linux Agent 2.0 and Java APM Release? In this latest release, we’ve added additional agent installation options and …

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Performance Tuning in SQL Server: Top 5 Ways to Find Slow Queries

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates Leave a Comment

SQL performance tuning is a never ending battle. I’m not a DBA, but I am a developer who has pretended to be one for 15 years.  I have worked with SQL Server databases with terrabytes of RAM all the way down to Stackify’s massive fleet of little SQL Azure databases. I have seen a little bit of everything over the …

Stackify's Latest Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here

Prefix New Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here!

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After months of hard work, we’re thrilled to release the latest version of Prefix, Prefix v3.0. In this new version, we fixed a number of bugs and added a few major enhancements including: No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. A major .NET profiler update Better remote tracing New feature: the ability to disable suggestions Improved Remote Tracing with Prefix v3.0 …

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Understanding & Profiling C# Async Await Tasks

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Microsoft and the .NET community have made asynchronous programming very easy with their implementation of async await in C#. The latest versions of ASP.NET heavily utilize it to improve performance. Many performance monitoring and profiling tools struggle to support and visualize the performance of asynchronous C# code. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Stackify’s Prefix & Retrace products both have excellent support …

dvanced Web Transaction Monitoring with Retrace

Advanced Web Transaction Monitoring with Retrace

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Every application has specific functions that are mission critical. Including things like a customer’s ability to purchase something on your website or a REST API that handles thousands of requests per minute. Identifying and closely monitoring these key website transactions is a good best practice. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Retrace enables deep performance monitoring of applications. You can monitor the …

December Review Contest Winners

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These three GetApp reviewers each won big for participating in our first product review contest! No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. A killer dev tee A deck of Developers Against Humanity Prefix Premium, free for a year1 Ben Barreth   Scott Wise   Nikolas Rimington Thanks guys! We’re giving away more great stuff each month. Register here if you want …

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. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. And now, we’re pleased to introduce you to “Lights On,” starring Spokesman, Code-blooded kill(a); and the Bad …

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. No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. Speed, baby, speed! Most importantly, we have spent many days doing nothing …

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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  No worries, no SPAM. Opt-out anytime. 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 …