List of top features and tips for ASP.NET

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. Intro to ASP.NET Tracing Tracing is built into the .NET framework and has …

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. 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 support for additional application servers, including: …

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: A major .NET profiler update Better remote tracing New feature: the ability to disable suggestions Improved Remote Tracing with Prefix v3.0 One of Prefix’s key features has …

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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. Stackify’s Prefix & Retrace products both have excellent support for applications using C# async await. …

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. Retrace enables deep performance monitoring of applications. You can monitor the overall performance of your entire application …

Stackify Release Update

Big Stackify .NET APM Update is Here! v4.6 of Windows Agent Release

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After many months of hard work, we are preparing to release the latest Retrace agent for Windows / .NET, and along with this release, there are some changes to how we will be releasing our agents in the future. Change Around Automatic Agent Updates We have listened to a lot of feedback from our user base, and combined with the …

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 …

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.” 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 in business. …

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. …

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 …

The 7 Ps of High Performance Cloud Apps

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Say it with me… “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor PaaS Performance.” I’m sure you have heard the original 7 Ps before. My version is a little different as I have decided to focus on the performance of platform as a service (PaaS). Hopefully this saying will help you remember some of my tips for building higher performance web apps! …

App Performance: Measuring Perception vs Reality

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“It works on my machine” has to mean it also works perfectly in production, right? As a developer, we of course always think our app works perfectly. Without real data to back up our own perceptions, the reality could be very different. This blog post is about a change we made that seemed to improve performance, but actually tanked it! …