microsoft azure managed services

We Found the 23 Top Azure Managed Service Providers

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Microsoft Azure is a beast of a cloud platform. It’s arguably the only true competitor to AWS, even though Amazon had a 4-year head start on building their cloud. What Microsoft has created is truly impressive, and all signs point to the Azure vs. AWS debate being far from over. If you’ve decided on Azure as your cloud platform, you …

Avoid these APM vanity metrics

Avoid APM Vanity Metrics – Use What Matters

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Metrics are how we assess aspects of our business, applications, and infrastructure. They allow us to measure and report on key indicators, and we can then use that information for making decisions, or to adjust for improved performance, stability and overall quality. While collecting and analyzing metrics can be hard work, in many respects, the most challenging aspect of working …

How to use Azure Deployment

Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways To Deploy

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Microsoft Azure is a great platform to use and it has many services and features. But how do you go about deploying your applications to the cloud and using them? There are several different options for deploying your applications in the Azure cloud and which one(s) you use and where you run them depends on the amount of control and …

Reasons why Application Logging Should be a part of your APM strategy

Why Application Logging is Critical to Your APM Strategy

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More information is always a good thing—especially when it comes to application performance monitoring (APM). One way to gather more information for APM purposes is to leverage application information in addition to environment data. In-context information generated and logged by the application itself can be invaluable when trying to diagnose and resolve anomalies during an application’s lifecycle. This article explains …

Top 42 IaaS Providers

Top IaaS Providers: 42 Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers to Streamline Your Operations

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Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model which provides outsourced computing infrastructure to users and organizations. It can provide users with resources that include servers, network connections, storage, and features like content delivery networks and load balancing. IaaS providers maintain the equipment, while users rent or buy the specific services that they need. The term for …

Hiring ASP.NET Developers

ASP.NET Interview Questions: Tips for Hiring ASP.NET Developers

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There are hundreds of questions you could ask to determine a job candidate’s fit for an ASP.NET related position. Characteristics of a good candidate include high comfort level, skill level, and an in-depth understanding of essential and advanced development concepts. The interview questions below make a good primer for screening employees working in the .NET framework. That said, this list …

Shifting Left into Production

3 Reasons Why APM Usage is Shifting Left to Development & QA

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“Shift left” is a relatively new term that means activities and responsibilities are moving earlier in an application’s lifecycle (that is, moving left on the delivery chain). The shift left concept has been applied to practices like security and QA. But its usefulness is not limited to those processes. This article discusses three reasons why application performance monitoring (APM) can …

What is Agile Development?

What is Agile Methodology? How It Works, Best Practices, Tools

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Agile Methodology is a people-focused, results-focused approach to software development that respects our rapidly changing world. It’s centered around adaptive planning, self-organization, and short delivery times. It’s flexible, fast, and aims for continuous improvements in quality, using tools like Scrum and eXtreme Programming. How It Works It works by first admitting that the old “waterfall” method of software development leaves …

Hiring for DevOps Jobs

What to Look for When Hiring for DevOps Jobs: 24 Pros Reveal Top Hiring Considerations

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DevOps is everywhere these days. If you’re thinking of bridging or development and operations teams, or if you’ve already done so but are looking to expand your team, you’ll need to know what you should be looking for in your next DevOps hire. The good news: the DevOps talent pool is growing, and there’s tremendous talent to be found in …

Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

Tips on Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

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The DevOps field has become increasingly competitive as dev leaders hone in on the specific skill sets they need to round out their teams. If you’re hiring for a DevOps position, it’s important to determine whether an applicant understands software development principles and methods and is the right fit for your organization. Let’s take a look at the current demand …

Why Use a Cloud Logging Service

Why Developers Love Cloud Logging Services

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The first thing every developer wants to see when their application isn’t working correctly is their logs. The only thing worse than not having any logging is not being able to access it quickly. How many times have you begged a system administrator or another developer to send you the log files? Talk about a huge waste of time! Log files …

SIEM Implementation Strategy & Plan

SIEM: A Guide to Successful Implementation, Strategy, and Planning

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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) allows you to get real time analysis on threats and security alerts that are created by network applications and hardware. It controls the storage, manipulation, analysis, and reporting of different security data and enables you to correlate different events and alerts. SIEM plays a role in regulatory compliance and isn’t something that you should ignore. …

Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Development vs. Continuous Deployment

Dev Leaders Compare Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment vs. Continuous Integration

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The DevOps trend has given rise to a number of buzzwords and methodologies aiming to speed delivery and accuracy, giving developers the tools they need to deliver better products, with fewer bugs, and implement improvements continuously. Speaking of continuously, you may be familiar with the terms continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration. The differences between the three can be …

application performance management vs application performance monitoring

What Is Application Performance Monitoring and Why It Is Not Application Performance Management

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Over recent years, the term APM has become increasingly used by lots of vendors and tools. Some refer to it as Application Performance Monitoring and some as Application Performance Management. But what is the difference? As the founder of a company who creates these types of tools, I definitely have some opinions on Application Performance Monitoring vs Application Performance Management. …

Key Application Performance Metrics

8 Key Application Performance Metrics & How to Measure Them

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If you are trying to figure out how to measure the performance of your application, you are in the correct place. We spend a lot of time at Stackify thinking about application performance, especially about how to monitor and improve it. In this article, we cover some of our most important application performance metrics you should be tracking. Key Application …

Java Software Errors and How to Fix Them

Top Java Software Errors: 50 Common Java Errors and How to Avoid Them

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There are many types of errors that could be encountered while developing Java software, from, but most are avoidable. We’ve rounded up 50 of the most common Java software errors, complete with code examples and tutorials to help you work around common coding problems. For more tips and tricks for coding better Java programs, download our Comprehensive Java Developer’s Guide, …

Java Management Extensions

What is Java Management Extensions? An Overview of JMX, mBeans and Consoles, Tutorials & More

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Java remains one of the most popular programming languages in 2017, landing second only to JavaScript among the languages developers use most. Developers for this popular language are in high demand, as well, requiring a diverse skillset including communication, in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem, and of course an understanding of the language so deep they could code in their sleep. …

Improve security in DevOps

What is DevSecOps? How to Automate Security Testing

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Every company wants to see their company getting press and media attention. Unless it is due to a hacker and a security breach. Every few weeks you see in the media stories of companies who were hacked. Getting a new credit card every few months because the data was hacked has been routine for most of us. The more that …

What is Java DevOps?

What is Java DevOps? Benefits, Considerations, Tutorials and More

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DevOps sees the coming together of practices, philosophies, and tools that allow you to create services and applications very quickly. This means that you can improve on your apps and evolve them at a much faster rate than those developers who are using traditional software development processes. We’ve talked about DevOps, in general, a great deal, but today, we’re going …

Monitor Windows Services

What are Windows Services? How Windows Services Work, Examples, Tutorials and More

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There are many instances in which a developer might want to develop an application that runs as a Windows Service, and there are some distinct advantages to doing so. At Stackify, we aim to help make you a better developer in every possible scenario, and that’s why we built Prefix to help you debug Windows Services (and tons of other …