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Our goal at Stackify has always been to provide developers a simple way to monitor the performance of their applications. ... Read More The post How to Use Retrace Tracked Functions to Monitor Your Code appeared first on Stackify.
One of the core benefits of Java is the JVM, which is an out-of-the-box memory management. Essentially, we can create objects and the Java Garbage Collector will take care of allocating and freeing up memory for us. Nevertheless, memory leaks can still occur in Java applications. In ...
Introduction Jackson is a popular library for handling JSON in Java applications, quickly becoming the de-facto standard in the ecosystem. ... Read More The post Solving the XML Problem with Jackson appeared first on Stackify.
Docker is sweeping across startups and enterprises alike, changing the way we build and ship applications. It's the most prominent and widely known software container platform, and it's particularly useful for eliminating common challenges when collaborating on code (like the "it works...
Software testing is a crucial component of the software development lifecycle. Without it, you could miss functionality issues or major ... Read More The post Constructing Test Cases That Don’t Suck (and How to Avoid Common Mistakes) appeared first on Stackify.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) gives users with the platform and the environment for them to develop, manage, and run applications over the ... Read More The post 35 Leading PaaS Providers Offering Built-In Infrastructure and Scalability appeared first on Stackify.
Monitoring hasn’t traditionally been designed for developers or applications. With the rise of cloud computing, PaaS and even serverless applications, ... Read More The post ASP.NET Performance Monitoring: A Developer’s How to Guide appeared first on Stackify.
The right Application Performance Management and Monitoring solution can make all the difference. Not only can APM tools make you ... Read More The post Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating & Purchasing APM Software appeared first on Stackify.
Software applications have the potential to create an amazing amount of data that can be used to monitor them and ... Read More The post When & How to Use Custom Application Metrics appeared first on Stackify.
As part of the release of .NET Core 2.0, there are also some updates to ASP.NET. One of those is ... Read More The post ASP.NET Razor Pages vs MVC – How do Razor Pages fit in your toolbox? appeared first on Stackify.
Because security is an increasing concern for developers, a new movement is emerging, known as DevSecOps, which encourages developers to bring ... Read More The post Why Security Should be Top-of-Mind for Developers appeared first on Stackify.
This summer, Stackify partnered with L3 to help Mark Twain Elementary with its local clothing drive. L3 (Love Literacy Life) ... Read More The post Stackify Meets L3 and the Amazing Teachers at Mark Twain Elementary appeared first on Stackify.
Exception handling in Java isn’t an easy topic. Beginners find it hard to understand and even experienced developers can spend ... Read More The post 9 Best Practices to Handle Exceptions in Java appeared first on Stackify.
UPDATED! .NET Core 2.0 was officially released 8/14/2017! Read more: Why C# and .NET Core Are the Next Big Thing So, ... Read More The post .NET Core 2.0 Changes – 4 Key Things to Know appeared first on Stackify.
ViewBag is a property – considered a dynamic object – that enables you to share values dynamically between the controller ... Read More The post ViewBag 101: How It Works, When It’s Used, Code Examples, and More appeared first on Stackify.
Stack and heap are two important concepts you should understand in relation to Java memory allocation. Let’s take a look ... Read More The post Stack vs. Heap: Understanding Java Memory Allocation & How It Works appeared first on Stackify.
Reflection is when managed code can read its own metadata to find assemblies. Essentially, it allows code to inspect other ... Read More The post How C# Reflection Works With Code Examples appeared first on Stackify.
We at Stackify wanted to thank everyone for stopping by our booth to celebrate 5 awesome years of defending developers! ... Read More The post Thank You KCDC 2017 appeared first on Stackify.
Object oriented programming (OOP) is a programming structure where programs are organized around objects as opposed to action and logic. ... Read More The post OOP Concepts in C#: Code Examples and How to Create a Class appeared first on Stackify.
Logback is a logging framework for Java applications, created as a successor to the popular log4j project. In fact, both ... Read More The post Solving Your Logging Problems with Logback appeared first on Stackify.
The DevOps field has become increasingly competitive as dev leaders hone in on the specific skill sets they need to ... Read More The post Tips on Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles appeared first on Stackify.
There are a lot of benefits when you’re running applications on Docker. For one, you don’t have to set up ... Read More The post How to Pass Config Values to Your Docker Containers with Environment Variables appeared first on Stackify.
Memory management is Java’s strongest suit, and one of the many reasons why developers choose Java over other platforms and ... Read More The post What to Do About Java Memory Leaks: Tools, Fixes, and More appeared first on Stackify.
The first thing every developer wants to see when their application isn’t working correctly is their logs. The only thing ... Read More The post Why Developers Love Cloud Logging Services appeared first on Stackify.
At Stackify, we’re big fans of tools that make developers’ lives simpler, and one such tool is Visual Studio Online, which is now known as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), an extension of the Visual Studio architecture that covers development teams. It has special tools ...
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 ...
Does your team have a testing strategy? In 2017, I have a hard time imagining that wouldn't at least have some strategy, however rudimentary. Unlike a couple of decades ago, you hear less and less about people just changing code on the production server and hoping for the best. At t...
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...
Many know Java as one of the simplest, but most powerful (not to mention sought-after) programming languages used by web developers. There are others who see it in the opposite light, saying that Java is a hard and more complex programming language. In order to execute your Java coding...
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 stateme...
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 ...
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 ...
Java remains a popular programming language, and it’s still the most sought-after programming language among employers. That means if you’re looking for a programming job, prospective employers will likely be asking questions designed to gauge your knowledge of this long-es...
JUnit 5 is the updated version of the highly popular testing library for Java applications, JUnit, scheduled to be released in Q3 2017. The new version enables a lot more testing options and finally adds support for Java 8 features. In fact, JUnit 5 requires Java 8 to work. The library...
Microservices are increasingly used in the development world as developers work to create larger, more complex applications that are better developed and managed as a combination of smaller services that work cohesively together for larger, application-wide functionality. Tools such as...
Logging is a must for today’s developers; that’s why we built Retrace with a built-in, centralized log management tool to enable you to collect all your log data in one place for streamlined monitoring and better insights. Retrace works out-of-the-box with your stack, inclu...
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 rou...
Developers do their best work when they’re inspired and empowered, as we discussed recently in this post. That means equipping your developers with the tools and resources they need to be more efficient, blending agility with accuracy to build better products, faster. There are s...
Everyone’s talking about DevOps these days, so it’s no surprise that companies are looking for developers and team leaders who are well-versed in the latest DevOps approaches. Speaking of the latest approaches, it’s becoming more important than ever to integrate DevOp...
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 suggestion...