The evolution of the world of app monitoring

Stackify Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

‘Perfection would be a fatal flaw for evolution’ In technology, as in life, everything evolves, grows, develops, mutates and eventually goes away, being replaced with improved versions. In the past several years, application development evolved and applications have come to play a more centric part of many businesses, even those that traditionally were not software players. (Walmart’s sophisticated inventory management …

continuous delivery with a feedback loop

Continuous Delivery for Winners – With a Feedback Loop

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Today’s users (or customers) have rapidly evolving needs, are mobile, and expect 24/7 connectivity and reliability. As software product developers and vendors, we need to release updates frequently to satiate our users’ needs or else we risk losing them to competitors or alternatives. Our Response to Users’ Demands What do we do to stay ahead? As software developers, we step …

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

Jason Taylor 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 …

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 …