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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...
  There are a lot of ways to to make a web service or web request in .NET. There are common libraries like HttpClient, WebClient, WCF generated clients, RestSharp, and of course, your low level HttpWebRequest/HttpWebResponse objects. If you want to track the true performance and a...
Developers are talking about us behind our backs. Thanks a lot #Prefix  (BTW – we love to connect with app builders @stackify!) The post Behind Our Backs appeared first on Stackify.
We had a great time at //build/ this year. Did you see us highlighted in the day 2 keynote? There were a lot of great announcements. We are particularly excited about: How C# 7 and ASP.Net Core are evolving The GA release of Azure Service Fabric! We want to hear what you were most exci...
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 importan...
Prefix and Glimpse are similar tools. Both are designed to help developers understand what their code is doing and track performance. The two products are architected very differently and therefore have some unique pros and cons. This article is a high level comparison of how they two ...
You asked for it, we listened, and 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 t...
We have a strong commitment to providing a secure, streamlined platform for understanding application health, performance and behavior. Through feedback from our clients and analysis of our strategic direction as a company, we have decided that these features no longer fit within our p...
Almost every ASP.NET application uses some sort of database. But from my experience, the reporting of how long SQL queries take is wildly inaccurate. In this article I’m going to explain why, and how you can see the real amount of time that your queries take. This article is real...
Receiving incoming data in an ASP.NET application is a common task that most app do. There are lots of ways of receiving data. Developers commonly write apps to handle HTML forms, file uploads, and APIs. There are a lot different types of APIs and they can receive data in JSON, XML, or...
  Developers are loving Prefix, our hot new app. In fact, tech superstar Scott Hanselman emailed us after checking it out and said, “this is hot!” So, there you go. Stackify hosted two live web events and within hours we had hundreds of new users. If you haven’t seen it, Pre...
We’ve been getting some great feedback about our new Prefix tool. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, get it here. We’ve been using this tool as we build our Stackify product and want to share a few Prefix tips and tricks that you may or may not have picked up as you are using it. Watch ...
Hello developer. You’ve spent your career building shiny objects for other people, and now it’s time one was build for you. “Can it be free?” you ask. Absolutely! We wouldn’t have it any other way. Introducing Prefix: a free, slick, super-profiling sidekick for .NET developer workstati...
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 reme...
“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 see...
Azure Web Apps make it really easy for developers to deploy and manage their applications. They take away all the complexity of dealing with servers, which greatly simplifies the life of a developer. The way that Azure Web Apps work creates a few limitations that all developers need to...
Just in time for the holidays! The newest version of Stackify has just been released! This is a big one. Updates include: General APM+ improvements, such as Goal Thresholds Azure Web Apps support New apps and server pages Mark errors as ignored New resource monitors For more informatio...
There has never been a better time to be a developer. A few years ago, if you wanted to use some form of basic caching or queuing you had to convince IT to acquire it, install it, and support it. The last thing they really wanted was more servers and some new application to figure R...
Microsoft Azure has changed dramatically since it was launched in 2010. Microsoft decided early on to focus directly on what developers need and has been leading the industry when it comes to “Platform as a Service” for Windows & .NET developers ever since. This article is a review...
Azure Monitoring with Stackify   Deploying and managing your web apps has never been easier, thanks to Azure Web Apps. Stackify makes it easy to monitor the performance, metrics, errors, and logs for your apps. This post is an overview of the Stackify solution for Azure Web Apps. ...
ASP.NET Performance Tools One of the best things about being a .NET developer is all the amazing development tools that can make your life easier. This blog post is a list of the various types of tools at your disposal for finding and optimizing performance problems. Depending on the t...
Recently, PCMag’s Paul Ferrill published a great review of Stackify’s .NET Application Performance Management (APM+) tool. We are proud to say we won PCMag’s Editors’ Choice Award in the APM category as well! The article is available to read below, or on the PCM...
Azure Web Apps make it very easy for developers to deploy and scale web applications. Stackify makes it easy to also troubleshoot and fix application problems. Stackify’s APM+ combines several key developer tools on one innovative platform to make finding and fixing application problem...
  “Make it work. Make it right. Make it fast.” This is a good mantra for development teams and new products. You could say that Stackify has followed this plan with our APM+ solution. In April we released our first working beta version after months of R&D and internal testing....
Intro Elasticsearch is a distributed search server based on Lucene and it can be used to search a wide range  of documents. It is written in Java and runs as a service  with a RESTful web API. Elasticsearch is the second most popular enterprise search engine At Stackify, we use Elastic...
Test update post content… The post Test Updates Post appeared first on Stackify.
Australian work management software company Fewzion has become the latest international business to implement Stackify’s unique all-in-one application performance management  and error and log management solution. By utilizing Stackify’s application error and log management software, t...
If you’ve ever worked in the Kansas City tech industry, chances are you know a few of the faces appearing on the Techweek 100 list. Featuring such figures as Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and Think Big Partners Managing Director Herb Sih as well as Stackify’s very own CEO & founder Mat...
Imagine you moved to a house on a flood plain. Are you the type of person who would put up a flood defense system when you moved in? Or would you be out there with a armful of buckets once the rains came? Now picture the house as an application your company is working on. … Conti...
At Stackify, we have about 1,000 SQL Azure databases. Monitoring, managing, and right sizing these databases creates a unique set of challenges. For security and scalability, each of our clients has their own database. As you can imagine, each client is in a different sizes and we have...
How many combined log statements do your applications and infrastructure produce in a day? 50,000? Over a million? Here at Stackify, our applications generate around 100 million log entries every day. Even after feeding them into Stackify’s powerful log aggregation and filtering tools,...
JSON is easy to work with and has become the standard data format for virtually everything. Although originally derived from the JavaScript scripting language, JSON is now a language-independent data format and code for parsing and generating JSON data is readily available in many prog...
Exceptions in .NET can be very expensive when it comes to CPU cycles. Read how Geeks with Blogs used Stackify APM+ to improve the performance of their application. Thousands of software developers use Geeks with Blogs (GWB) to host their own personal blog. The code base has slowly mor...
  We are very excited to release APM+ v1.2 today! We first released APM+ for ASP.NET in April and have been working tirelessly to make it the best APM product on the market for ASP.NET application performance management. We think today is that day! First off, special thanks to eve...
” 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...
  Exceptions in .NET can be very expensive when it comes to CPU cycles. Read how Geeks with Blogs (http://geekswithblogs.net) used Stackify APM+ to improve the performance of their application. About Geeks with Blogs (GWB) Thousands of software developers use Geeks with Blogs (GWB...
Carl and Richard of DotNetRocks talk to Jason Taylor of Stackify and Michael Paterson of Carbonite about the power of great code instrumentation to make awesome software. Carbonite lives on Azure and uses Stackify for instrumentation. Michael talks about how Stackify helped Carbonite u...
When John F. Kennedy said that “the time to repair the roof is while the sun is shining” in his State of the Union address, application development was probably the last thing on his mind. Yet his notion of preparing in advance to pre-empt tough times is something that can certainly be...
The rise of cloud computing has ushered in an era of unprecedented productivity for developers over the past several years. For those who have embraced this new world order, gone are the days of long lead times for hardware procurement and installation, architecture defined by slow-mov...
Today at Stackify, we’re very proud to announce the public beta of our new product, APM+. This first release specifically targets ASP.NET, but as the platform continues to grow, support will be added for other popular programming languages. More details will be announced later this yea...