Trace View Capabilities within Retrace (1)

Trace View Capabilities within Retrace: Determine Where Problems Are and How to Fix Them

Megan Amos Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Stackify’s APM+ product, Retrace, helps provide important insights into your code, and one of the important pieces to understand is the Traces view. The ‘traces’ can be found in the ‘Performance (APM+)’ tab when viewing a specific application. Traces allow you to view specific paths within an application with great detail. These can be extremely helpful in determining where problems …

Retrace platform update to alerts and notificaitons

Retrace Platform Major Update: Alerts and Notifications

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

UPDATE: The previously scheduled maintenance has been rescheduled for February 14, 2018, 10:00am CST – 2:00pm CST to account for additional changes and some scheduling conflict with other maintenance and releases.” Stackify will be releasing a major update to a subsystem of the Retrace platform that impacts how alerts are processed through the system and users are notified of those alerts. …

Mobile App vs. Web App Monitoring

Differences Between Mobile App and Web Performance Monitoring

Adam Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Application Performance Monitoring, or Application Performance Management (APM), has become the de facto standard for providing better customer experiences and applications. APM allows you to observe the performance of your application including such valuable metrics as load time, errors, logs and transactions. Mobile and web applications have similarities, but there are striking differences between the two. Mobile applications depend on …

Track Defect Escape Rate

How to Measure Defect Escape Rate to Keep Bugs Out of Production

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Every software development team is under a lot of pressure to ship product improvements as fast as possible. Most organizations now use agile methodologies and DevOps practices to ship software faster than ever. The reality is that software development is still a messy process. A potential byproduct of every software deployment are new software defects that are found in production, …

Save time and be more productive with Axosoft and Retrace

Retrace Now Integrates with Axosoft: Track Errors and Save Time Fixing Bugs

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

If you’re tired of manually inputting errors into Axosoft, we have exciting news for you. Stackify wants you to save time and be more productive when developing applications. That’s why the latest Retrace update, you can now export errors reported by Retrace directly into Axosoft’s issue management software for tracking. Retrace is the only Application Performance Management (APM) tool that …

Performance counters in .NET Core

How to Use Performance Counters with .NET Core: Current Solution, Alternatives, and the Future

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Performance counters are really important for monitoring and troubleshooting problems with your .NET applications. The full .NET Framework provides a wide array of performance counters that are very useful for troubleshooting application problems. Some examples of important performance counters are garbage collection and exception rates. Without these, you will be flying blind. In this article we will discuss how to …

Java application monitoring metrics

How To Track and Monitor Critical Java Application Metrics

Eugen Paraschiv Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Overview of Java application metrics Monitoring a running application is crucial for visibility and making sure the system is functioning as expected, as well as to identify any potential issues, tweak and optimize the running conditions, and resolve any errors that may occur. This is where Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools can make your life a whole lot easier by …

Avoid these APM vanity metrics

Avoid APM Vanity Metrics – Use What Matters

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Metrics are how we assess aspects of our business, applications, and infrastructure. They allow us to measure and report on key indicators, and we can then use that information for making decisions, or to adjust for improved performance, stability and overall quality. While collecting and analyzing metrics can be hard work, in many respects, the most challenging aspect of working …

VinSolutions Gets Secure Visibility with Retrace

Retrace Helps VinSolutions with Risk-Free Visibility for Their Dev Teams

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

The Choice: Security or Visibility Stackify was founded because we were frustrated that our development team didn’t have the tools that they needed. We used a variety of tools like Nagios and Splunk, but none of our developers had access to them. What’s worse, even if they did, the tools only told part of the story and presented a unique …

Retrace Product Release: September 2017

Megan Amos Stackify Product & Company Updates

One of the only things you can count on happening in the technology industry is constant change, and Stackify’s APM tool, Retrace, is evolving again!  Client feedback, industry needs, and the underlying goal of delivering better tools for developers has all culminated into the latest release of Retrace. There is a game-changing new Deployment Tracking feature, full support for highly …

Children International strives to end global poverty

Children International Fights Poverty with Help from Retrace

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

Background About a year ago, Kevin Altis, Director of Application Services for Children International, discovered a pattern. Like other bad habits – leaving towels on the floor, tapping our pens during meetings, texting while talking – Kevin’s app was doing something that at first seemed harmless. Every day at around 4pm CST, his production website reported a huge uptick in …

Monitor Your Code With Retrace

How to Use Retrace Tracked Functions to Monitor Your Code

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Our goal at Stackify has always been to provide developers a simple way to monitor the performance of their applications. By default, Retrace tracks the performance of dozens of different common application dependencies and frameworks. This includes things like SQL databases, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, external REST services, and much more. Full list of supported frameworks: .NET or Java But what …

When and How To Use Custom Application Metrics

When & How to Use Custom Application Metrics

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Software applications have the potential to create an amazing amount of data that can be used to monitor them and troubleshoot problems. Although, the most important things to monitor are not always performance related. Sometimes it makes sense to create custom metrics to help track the behavior or very specific performance issues. We use custom metrics at Stackify for a …

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Starkwood Media and Retrace: Logging and Exception Management and Proactive Customer Support

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

Starkwood Media has been providing the automotive industry with media solutions for over 16 years. They continually work to pioneer customers’ online presence through their own experience and integration of current, successful web practices. They sought out Retrace in an effort to consolidate their tools and in doing so were able to offer more proactive customer support. Daniel Taylor, the …

Announcing: Retrace for Azure Functions preview

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

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 lot of you asking when Retrace would be able to support this new serverless architecture. …

Stackify's Latest Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here

Prefix New Release: Prefix v3.0 is Here!

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

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 suggestions Improved Remote Tracing with Prefix v3.0 One of Prefix’s key features has …

Learn how to support and show performance

Understanding & Profiling C# Async Await Tasks

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Microsoft and the .NET community have made asynchronous programming very easy with their implementation of async await in C#. The latest versions of ASP.NET heavily utilize it to improve performance. Many performance monitoring and profiling tools struggle to support and visualize the performance of asynchronous C# code. Stackify’s Prefix & Retrace products both have excellent support for applications using C# async await. …

dvanced Web Transaction Monitoring with Retrace

Advanced Web Transaction Monitoring with Retrace

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Every application has specific functions that are mission critical. Including things like a customer’s ability to purchase something on your website or a REST API that handles thousands of requests per minute. Identifying and closely monitoring these key website transactions is a good best practice. Retrace enables deep performance monitoring of applications. You can monitor the overall performance of your entire application …