top server monitoring tools

Top Server Monitoring Tools for the New Year

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 automating server management and providing real-time performance updates. As budgets reset for the New Year, …

AWS Redshift Monitoring: The Complete Guide

Janos Zold Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Would you like to detect problems in your Amazon Redshift environments? Does your team need a high-level overview of what monitoring options they can choose from when they deploy Redshift nodes and clusters? First, we’ll start with one of the most important components of any monitoring strategy: performance and availability monitoring. Then, we’ll continue with monitoring Redshift configuration changes and …

AWS Batch_ A Detailed Guide to Kicking Off Your First Job

AWS Batch: A Detailed Guide to Kicking Off Your First Job

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

There are always the kind of tasks that need to run periodically, either to analyze and process information (like fraud detection), or to simply do things like send email reports. But for that, we need to have a tool to schedule computer resources and, of course, the script. But what if we only need to worry about coding the script? Introducing AWS …

Azure Container Services

Azure Container Service (AKS) – A Detailed Intro

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Over the last few years, people have increasingly been adopting containers. But to use containers at a large scale, you need to use an orchestrator to ease the administration of your applications. Kubernetes is the most popular orchestrator and, while there are many concepts you need to learn to make the most of it, the benefits of using Kubernetes are …

Kubernetes Monitoring Developer’s Guide

Dave Rael Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Writing software is hard. Balancing the demands of shipping with assuring quality presents challenges. Also, you must have an eye on keeping code readable and maintainable. It’s not easy. Beyond mere development, maintaining a running application is still harder. Serving users requires responding to problems in a timely fashion. In order to respond to problems, you need to know they …

DevOps Best Practices: A Complete Guide

Arnab Roy Chowdhury Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Having high profits and productivity without any disturbance—isn’t that every company’s dream? Whenever there’s talk about better productivity and revenue, DevOps never fails to come into the limelight. It seems like it’s the latest IT buzzword. Everybody is discussing the relatively new concept and how it has come to transform the IT sector. But how well do we really know …

Selenium Scripts Running Load on a Web Browser

Stella Murugesan Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Selenium is a well renowned automation testing framework used extensively for cross browser testing. The open source testing tool is a smart choice for companies offering software testing services for automation testing of different web applications across browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.  Selenium offers extensive competition, compared to different test frameworks like HP Unified Functional …

Improve your CI/CD Pipeline with Kubernetes

How Kubernetes Can Improve Your CI/CD Pipeline

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

The widespread use of automation and the quest for increasingly shorter development cycles can be considered the hallmarks of the current era of software development. Practices such as Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration, which were unimaginable not that long ago, nowadays are commonplace techniques that most software professionals take for granted. In this scenario, designing and maintaining a functional CI/CD …

6 Key Benefits of Microservices Architecture

Vitaly Kuprenko Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One challenge for developers beginning a new project is choosing between monolithic and microservice architecture.  According to Camunda research, 63% of enterprise level companies have taken steps to apply microservice architecture. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and implementation of microservice architecture and why enterprise level companies, like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber, are choosing this architecture over traditional …

Sending Custom Metrics From AWS Lambda

Sending CloudWatch Custom Metrics From Lambda With Code Examples

Christian Melendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Today’s post is a detailed guide on how to send custom metrics to AWS CloudWatch monitoring using AWS Lambda. Starting from scratch, we’re going to finish up this post by leaving a serverless project running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). And do you want to hear the best part? Getting started will cost you less than you might spend on a …

What Is an IIS Application Pool

Carlos Schults Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

People who are new to hosting web apps on IIS (Internet Information Services) sometimes struggle with the concept of application pools. What is an IIS application pool? What purpose does it serve? In this post, we’ll answer these questions—and more. We’ll begin by offering a brief introduction to IIS itself. If you’re already well acquainted with this piece of software, …

What is DevOps?

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Digitalization is sweeping across many industries, creating a huge need for innovation. This innovation forces companies to be more agile and deliver faster. However, increasing the speed of your development team doesn’t happen by magic. It’s a metric that isn’t easy to change. How can you adjust to this fast-paced digitalization? I want to introduce you to DevOps. DevOps helps …

Why You Should Go Serverless for DevOps

Hiren Dhaduk Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Over the last decade, DevOps has become an important part of software engineering culture, influenced by the wide adoption of microservices, containers and cloud computing. A recent step in the evolution of cloud-based and microservice architecture is the serverless computing – a code execution model where the cloud provider takes total responsibility for the operating system and hardware management. The …

Log 4Net Guide for .NET Logging

Log4net for .NET Logging: The Only Tutorial and 14 Tips You Need to Know

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’ve been writing code for any reasonable amount of time, then it’s virtually impossible that you haven’t handled logging in any way, since it’s one of the most essential parts of modern, “real life” app development. If you’re a .NET developer, then you’ve probably used some of the many famous logging frameworks available for use at this platform. Today’s …

SDLC Models in 2019: How They’ve Aged and What’s Current

Vlad Georgescu Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The software development life cycle (SDLC) started to become a formalized process for software development in the 1960s. That’s pretty much when software systems started to exist. With its loosely defined development phases, the SDLC has become a software development term that gets a lot of people talking. The SDLC, however, is more of an acronym packed with meaning than …

Java Performance Tools: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know

Java Performance Monitoring Tools: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know!

Darin Howard Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Monitoring an application’s performance is one of the hardest challenges in software development. That’s true for virtually any programming language and platform. Java performance monitoring presents some unique challenges of its own. For instance, one of those challenges has to do with garbage collection. Java features automatic memory management, which frees the developer from having to manually dispose of obsolete …