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This episode of Developer Things features guest Rob Reynolds. Rob is the founder and CEO of Chocolatey, an open source package manager for Windows. Rob started out as a developer of business apps for organizations, but he was interested in automation and had a dream of owning his own b...
Across the world, companies from every industry are combining their development teams and operations teams to create one unified DevOps team. Teams are increasing productivity, transparency, and efficiency, while simultaneously decreasing bottlenecks and communication silos. Whether it...
The .NET ecosystem consists of runtimes: .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Mono for Xamarin. If you want to learn what these runtimes are and how they are different, you should read this article about the .NET ecosystem. In this article, we are going to focus on the tools and languages th...
When I think of .NET, I think of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. The first production version 1.0 of the .NET Framework was released on February 13 in 2002. In technology years, this is light-years ago. Since then, new versions of the .NET Framework have been released and Microso...
Due to the complexity of current day web applications, ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management, is important now more than ever. It’s no longer just the coding and development stage that is crucial to an application’s success. It’s the initial Requirements (or Governance) stage, where...
Today’s episode of Developer Things features guest Cory House. Cory is a consultant and professional speaker who also writes software and creates online courses for developers. Cory began writing software professionally about 15 years ago. For the last few years, he’s been focusi...
Stackify CEO Matt Watson said the #1 problem with agile development is lack of confidence in deployment. Rapid deployment, one of agile’s greatest strengths, can also be a major weakness if testing and automation are not properly developed. Moving too fast without the right processes i...
1. Introduction In this article, we’ll discuss a number of approaches that can be helpful for improving the performance of a Java application. We’ll start with how to define measurable performance goals and then look at different tools to measure, monitor application perfor...
Amongst the tribe of infinite learners, self-taught programmers, and digital nomads, there are few tools better than YouTube. What started as a simple video-sharing site is now arguably the second largest search engine in the world, rich with educational resources that puts the Library...
In today’s episode of Developer Things, host Matt Watson speaks to guest Matt Warren. Matt Warren works for CA on their application performance management solutions. He is also involved in the BenchmarkDotNet project and spends time blogging about .NET. Matt got his start in software d...
 Speed is the name of the game in today’s software-driven world. The best companies deploy software updates daily, sometimes more. In order to reach such epic levels of productivity, businesses need a plan for managing their software from beginning to end. That’s where application life...
Matt and Jason discuss the free developer tool Prefix. Launched 18 months ago, it has now been downloaded by 20,000 developers in 140 countries. Prefix helps developers find and fix bugs in their code while they are writing it. Prefix is based on the same technology that Retrace uses t...
Troubleshooting a problem on a remote server, especially in production, is not an easy task. Sometimes it involves debugging the application code directly on the server. But the production servers are usually run in a strict environment, where not all convenient developer tools are av...
Let's do a visualization exercise. Imagine it's December 31, 2018, and you're ringing in the New Year with your friends and family. You think back on everything that you accomplished in the last year: your company's revenue is through the roof thanks to the success of your product, and...
Matt & Jason discuss how Stackify does DevOps when we don’t even have an IT operations team. The key question is… can you do DevOps without an ops team?? The goal of DevOps is to get developers more involved in deployments and monitoring production applications. Even wi...
There is a big trend in software development for developers to be more involved in the deployment, monitoring, and overall operations of web applications. In many companies, the DevOps movement is fostering a lot of change and collaboration between development and operations. The conce...
Megan Horton joins the show to discuss some of the problems with women in technology. Megan works at Stackify as the Manager of Customer Success. Her job is to make sure all Stackify customers are happy! Megan went to college for communications and ended up working in the family funera...
Every Company is a Technology Company. This a common saying in today’s tech-driven world. Every industry is fundamentally changed by technology, and business leaders are making it the focal point of their companies. At the heart of these technologies are programming languages. Never ha...
One problem that all developers and companies struggle with is trying to decide if they should "build it" or "buy it". Software developers love to build things. That is what we do! Their natural reaction tends to lean towards building things. We are also always up for a new challenge. ...
DevOps teams have more on their plate than ever. As infrastructure needs grow, so does the time required to ensure that everything's running smoothly. This makes automation crucial - especially in the server and network monitoring world. Server monitoring tools can save teams time by a...
Matt Watson and Jason Taylor discuss the struggles they had as IT managers that led to why Stackify was created. Matt ...Read MoreThe post Developer Things #1: What is Stackify? Application Performance, Retrace & More with Jason Taylor appeared first on Stackify.
We are excited to announce our new podcast called Developer Things. Our goal is to produce high-quality weekly podcasts that ...Read MoreThe post Stackify Launches New Podcast “Developer Things” appeared first on Stackify.
Well, my developer friends, 2018 is your year. Businesses in practically every industry have a fever. And the only prescription? You. I know, I know. The demand for developers is nothing new. But 2018 is different. 2018 is the year where we see some of this decade's most exciting tec...
Inheritance is one of the core concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP) languages. It is a mechanism where you can to ...Read MoreThe post OOP Concept for Beginners: What is Inheritance? appeared first on Stackify.
Software developers spend a lot of time chasing bugs and putting out production fires. I’ve been a software developer for ...Read MoreThe post What Is Site Reliability Engineering and Why You Should Embrace It appeared first on Stackify.
Over the past few years, I’ve become more and more convinced that having really good production logs is critical to ...Read MoreThe post .NET Event Counters – When logging isn’t fast enough appeared first on Stackify.
Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a broad term for a set of methodologies designed to guide a software development ...Read MoreThe post SDLC Phases: Identify Current Problems appeared first on Stackify.
If you are thinking about using Azure Functions, at some point you will be confronted with the challenge of figuring ...Read MoreThe post A Guide to Logging in Azure Functions appeared first on Stackify.
Despite being over 20 years old, Java is still one of the most widely-used programming languages. Just look at the ...Read MoreThe post 5 Reasons You Won’t Starve as a Java Developer appeared first on Stackify.
Encapsulation is one of the fundamental concepts in object-oriented programming (OOP). It describes the idea of bundling data and methods ...Read MoreThe post OOP Concept for Beginners: What is Encapsulation appeared first on Stackify.
Application Performance Monitoring, or Application Performance Management (APM), has become the de facto standard for providing better customer experiences and ...Read MoreThe post Differences Between Mobile App and Web Performance Monitoring appeared first on Stackify.
One of the hardest parts of software development is knowing what to work on. We all love to write code ...Read MoreThe post Why Premature Optimization Is the Root of All Evil appeared first on Stackify.
We are living in a golden age of programming. The language and tooling have never been better. Not a day ...Read MoreThe post Azure WebJobs vs. Azure Functions appeared first on Stackify.
Abstraction is one of the key concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP) languages. Its main goal is to handle complexity by ...Read MoreThe post OOP Concept for Beginners: What is Abstraction? appeared first on Stackify.
Every software development team is under a lot of pressure to ship product improvements as fast as possible. Most organizations ...Read MoreThe post How to Measure Defect Escape Rate to Keep Bugs Out of Production appeared first on Stackify.
Working with containers provides a lot of benefits. They are a lot faster to spin up and shut down than ...Read MoreThe post Getting Started with Azure Container Instances: Tutorial with Examples appeared first on Stackify.
Every company today should be terrified of disruption by a faster, more innovative competitor. In fact, as you read this ...Read MoreThe post A Quick Guide to BizDevOps appeared first on Stackify.
Introduction to Spring Security In this article, you’ll learn how to quickly and easily configure and set up a Spring ...Read MoreThe post Hit the Ground Running with the Spring Security Java Configuration appeared first on Stackify.
Everyone knows the cheesy lyrics to Whitney Houston’s song, “Greatest Love Of All”. The opening lines of that song, “I ...Read MoreThe post How To Get Kids on a Career Path in Tech: Kansas City Guide appeared first on Stackify.
One of the great features of ASP.NET is all the metrics available via Windows performance counters. There is a wide ...Read MoreThe post Top ASP.NET Performance Counters and How to Monitor Them appeared first on Stackify.