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Prefix enables developers to easily see what their code is doing as they write and test their code, including SQL queries, HTTP calls, errors, logs, and much more. Prefix is most often used with web [...]
I walked into our new office with a large bag on one shoulder filled with my precious desk chachkies and with my laptop bag and purse on the other shoulder. The first word that came [...]
Prefix enables developers to easily see what their code is doing as they write and test their code, including SQL queries, HTTP calls, errors, logs, and much more. One of the best features of Prefix is [...]
Let me start by saying that I am super perky. Not simply a “morning person.” Not just that one person that sings Happy Birthday the loudest over the cake and gets the card and gift [...]
Excited to welcome Darin Herle to the BuildBetter blog today. Darin has a knack for building stuff. At age 5 he built his own rocket. At 10 he took apart the family lawn mower and [...]
Featuring Neelima Parasker, Founder of SnapIT Solutions.     About Neelima Neelima launched SnapIT Solutions, a technology solutions company, in 2016 with a goal to make a positive impact on under-served and under-privileged communities that [...]
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 [...]
David vanBlaricom: founder of V4 Development David vanBlaricom is a father, a tech nerd and starter. He has had a computer in front of him since 1984 with the Tandy 1000. Since then he has been [...]
The year is 2001. The movie is Antitrust. Let’s dig into its amazing depiction of coding. Antitrust is a silly movie for sure, but far from unwatchable. It’s a fun cable movie to enjoy when [...]
Greg Dizzia: Founder of Omatum   My boss and I leaned over the foosball table, and between sounds of spinning metal rods and the clack of the ball against hard plastic defenders, I asked what [...]
My journey from developer to founder passed directly through the intersection of academia and industry: sponsored research in a graduate program at a state university. This location presents both advantages and disadvantages, and this article [...]
It seems that every founder had an experience, an epiphany or a mentor that inspired them to become an entrepreneur. I started my career as a developer of enterprise software. From coding feature to feature, [...]
Do you love the industry you work in? I don’t just mean “tech.” I mean, do you love the industry for which the product you’re building serves? I didn’t love my previous companies’ industries. I [...]
Stackify has a big story to tell, and who better to tell it than Gary Busey. Not really—we found someone even better. The final product is not ready so this is just a tease, but get [...]
  Episode 1.2 with Stackify’s Owner and CEO, Matt Watson, continues with the previous theme of writing better SQL Queries with a focus on ORMs and Entity Framework.
In issue v1.2 of our BuildBetter eMag, we chatted with some of our favorite developers about their favorite tools. We found out that Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks! loves WebPageTest.org, and the head of the [...]
No one loves their job all the time. Sometimes we all need to vent. Developers are good at venting, what they didn’t have (until this past Spring) was a safe and dedicated place to do it. [...]
  In the first episode of DevCheats, CEO and Founder of Stackify, Matt Watson, demonstrates some tips, tricks and free tools to help write better SQL queries. Topics can be found at: 0:35 Using SQL [...]
Brian Madsen is a full stack developer residing in Stockholm, Sweden and the founder of the .NET User Group on LinkedIn (LIDNUG) that boasts upwards of 52,000 members. In his career, he’s worked in architecture [...]
“I want to spend less time in QA, but I still want to go to production with full confidence in the release. The more time we spend in QA, the more time we waste – [...]
This month we’ve been talking a lot about tools we use for different phases of development. We even wrote a whole eMagazine dedicated to tools and interviewed six power devs to find out what they’re [...]
I have had the privilege of starting my career at Stackify. Being fresh out of college and working with customers who were much more experienced in the industry than I was, taking on the role [...]
It’s no secret that we’re a bit obsessed with tools around here. We’re constantly challenging ourselves to build the tools that .NET Developers can’t live without. So, when it came time to plan the August/September [...]
I first started programming when I was about 13. I started out writing scripts to play old text based D&D games on bulletin boards while I was sleeping and at school. After school I went [...]
At Stackify we have been doing a lot of work with .NET Core over the last few months. We ported StackifyLib and our logging appenders over. We have also made sure that our app performance tools, Prefix and Retrace, can be used to profile .NET Core based apps. In fact, we’ve even ...
    Kurt Moore QA Lead / Stackify   I have been on the Stackify team for just short of 2 years now and, let me tell you, it has been a wild ride. Until recently, I was the only QA resource on a team of 8-10 developers. I had never been on a team with … Continued Th...
    Matt Watson Founder & CEO / Stackify   .NET Core is here and we have been busy doing quite a bit of work with it. We have multiple client libraries for sending data to the Stackify API (for metrics, errors, logs, etc.). To ensure that all of our customers can sen...
  Matt Watson Founder & CEO / Stackify   One of my favorite sayings is “Software is like fashion, there is no final version.” This statement is very true, and is also correct when it comes to application performance. As long as you keep changing your application code and/...
  We love developers and we love Kansas City. That makes the Kansas City Dev Con a killer combo for us. Boon and all the organizers did a fantastic job this year. For those that missed out on our Prefix can toss game with Chewie or the Jedi chair massages, maybe we’ll bring ...
  The Stackify booth at the Kansas City Developers Conference lured a steady stream of participants eager for a free massage or a turn at the beanbag toss game to win a “Developers against Humanity” [...]
  Dan Gidman Sr. Developer / Stackify   Every morning I get up early, get on the highway and drive into work. There may be a little snag through the Grandview triangle (it’s kind of like KC’s version of the Bermuda Triangle), but it’s usually just a 20 minute drive if I leave...
  Paul Marvin  Sr. Developer / Stackify   There are many reasons why Partitioned Tables in Azure SQL can be useful. In this post we’re going to focus on just one: deleting large quantities of rows from a tall and narrow Azure SQL table without burninating your Log IO. Burnina...
    Max Hobbs  CMO / Stackify   Between the “experience economy” and “software eating the world,” all successful companies of the future will be communication/software companies. Fortunately, I’m a communication strategist that works for a software company. #futureproofe...
  Ben Capps  Principal Engineer / Stackify     Many of us have been in “that” situation; the app is slowing to a crawl, and memory consumption is spiking through the roof. Is it a memory leak? Have the web gremlins finally broke through the firewall and found our system?...
Lamar Clark  QA Manager / Stackify     So, how do you show management that you are actually testing (you know, besides saying “It all look’s good, ship it”)? There are two tools we use a lot at Stackify:   Jira Jira is a great tool for capturing work it...
  We love listening to .Net Rocks! Today’s podcast features our own Matt Watson chatting with Carl and Richard about the nasty stuff that slows your site down and what you can do about it. Check it out! Stream the podcast or Download it now!   You can also get the free ...
  Jason Taylor  CTO / Stackify   Bots. It’s all about the bots. And AI. It seems that ever since Microsoft //Build this year, I can’t read any tech publication without the mention of some combination of bots, AI, and machine learning. There’s certainly no de...
We want to thank the folks at 1oth Magnitude for having us over for drinks, deep dish, and great conversation. These guys are Azure superstars. Check them out: 10thmagnitude.com Enjoy! The post Stackify on 10th Magnitude’s Manhattans Project appeared first on Stackify.
  Dusty Kline  Principal Engineer / Stackify   Here at Stackify, there is an ethos that you will find common to every member of the engineering teams: we love building software. By the same token, we love developer tools that make building software faster, easier, more fun, m...
We are excited to have you try out the latest version of Prefix which now supports ASP.NET Core RC1. We have been playing with the new version of ASP.NET since the early betas to ensure that we would be able to support it. We pride ourselves as being one the industry leaders when it co...