python optimization

How to optimize your Python apps

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Python optimization is the solution to speed performance issues. But, when do you optimize, and what parts of the code should be optimized? This article will help you answer these questions.  Developers always want to efficiently write neat code. However, things are quite different when working with a Python-based data science project. There will be situations where you need Python …

application slowness

How to diagnose application slowness

Dorian Martin Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When a business application slows down, bad things happen. Your customer support gets slammed with service requests. Your boss calls an emergency meeting to talk to the product and developer teams. Everybody’s asking the same question: what happened? Diagnosing a slow application and finding the cause of the problem is something developers need to do quickly. Performance-related problems are in …

Web performance: How to load test

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Website owners commonly ask why they need a website performance load tester.  Throughout web history, some extremely popular sites have had their fair share of serious downtimes.  Either they get massive traffic volumes, or their website simply crashes. Thus, web performance load tester services check the application’s ability to perform under anticipated user loads. Online presence requires site owners to …

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Site Performance Monitoring Best Practices

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Anyone who is hosting a website knows that site performance monitoring is not an easy feat. In order to be successful, site performance monitoring requires best practices and website monitoring tools. This article will provide insights into some best practices for website performance monitoring. Why do you need website monitoring tools? Website monitoring tools provide information on how people engage …

windows process monitoring

How to Monitor a Windows Process

Daniela McVicker Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Understanding Windows process monitoring can save your application from experiencing performance issues.   Let’s expand your knowledge of Windows task manager and take a look at how you can monitor Windows processes more effectively.  1. Identify General Process Details Let’s start with picking the process from the list in the Task Manager and studying its properties. We will use the …

Best 5 Tools for Node.js Monitoring

Olivia Diaz Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Application developers are turning to Node.js as one of the most popularly used Javascript frameworks for microservice development. Node.js tops the list of most utilized frameworks amongst the developers worldwide in 2020 by 51.4 percent. With the increasing demand for Node.js technology, it has become crucial to monitor the performance of the applications, servers, and other metrics. In this article, …

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Free and Affordable Application Monitoring Tools

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Free application monitoring tools are the go-to options for small organizations with limited IT budgets. However, with the number of tools available, which ones should you use? In this article, let’s analyze several free application monitoring tools that allow you to effectively pinpoint application performance issues.  When your system fails or performs poorly, you need a feature-rich APM solution. These …

SQL Percentile Aggregates

How to Create SQL Percentile Aggregates and Rollups With Postgresql and t-digest

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When it comes to data, let’s start with the obvious. Averages suck. As developers, we all know that percentiles are much more useful. Metrics like P90, P95, P99 give us a much better indication of how our software is performing. The challenge, historically, is how to track the underlying data and calculate the percentiles.  Today I will show you how …

7 Essential Best Practices to Follow When Adopting a DevOps Model

Gregory Chapman Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Terms such as DevOps, Agile and LEAN are now used in a single bundle. If a project is created according to the LEAN methodology, all processes become more efficient with DevOps and Agile, making it possible to remain flexible and respond quickly to changes. In this article, we will share seven best practices you need to follow when adopting a DevOps model. 

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What is Code Profiling? Learn the 3 Types of Code Profilers

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At Stackify, we’re all about helping you improve your application’s performance. We have actually developed two code profilers ourselves. Because of that, we like to think we know a thing or two about code profiling. Today I want to talk about the three different types of code profilers, describe the differences between them, and recommend some tools for your toolbox. …

What is SDLC?

What Is SDLC? Understand the Software Development Life Cycle

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) refers to a methodology with clearly defined processes for creating high-quality software. in detail, the SDLC methodology focuses on the following phases of software development: Requirement analysis Planning Software design such as architectural design Software development Testing Deployment This article will explain how SDLC works, dive deeper in each of the phases, and provide …

Display All PHP Errors: Basic & Advanced Usage

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A PHP application might produce many different levels of earning and errors during its execution. Being able to see these errors is essential for developers trying to troubleshoot a misbehaving application. However, developers often have trouble when trying to display errors from their PHP applications. Instead, their apps just fail silently. If you are having problems with your PHP web …

Monitoring Microservices: A 5-Step Guide

Mark Henke Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Why is monitoring microservices so important? It’s because we work in a time where systems are complex, distributed across multiple microservices. For example, even a simple e-commerce app may have Ordering, Product Catalog, and Shipping services. Our tooling and practices sometimes struggle to keep up with such complexity. It reminds me of music and video games. In the early days …

Load Testing vs. Performance Testing vs. Stress Testing

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Just conducting one type of testing is generally not enough. For example, let’s say you decide to perform unit testing only. However, unit tests only verify business logic. Many other types of tests exist to verify the integration between components, such as integration tests. But what if you want to measure the maximum performance of your application? Or what if …

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage: Tips to Consider

Anzhela Sychyk Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the  Data Age 2025 report, worldwide data is expected to grow 61% to 175 zettabytes by 2025. The enterprise sector, in particular, generates more than 30% each year. To be ready for a digital future, consider the scaling strategy of data infrastructure beforehand.  Scale-up and scale-out are the main ways to add capacity to your infrastructure. While both solutions …

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.NET Performance Optimization: Everything You Need To Know

Jared Nance Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It’s Friday afternoon, the majority of the development staff has already packed up and headed home for the weekend, but you remain to see the latest hotfix through to production. To your dismay, immediately after deployment, queues start backing up and you begin to get alerts from your monitoring system. Something has been broken and all evidence points to an …

What is Real User Monitoring?

What Is Real User Monitoring? How It Works, Examples, Best Practices, and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Real User Monitoring is a type of performance monitoring that captures and analyzes each transaction by users of a website or application. It’s also known as real user measurement, real user metrics, end-user experience monitoring, or simply RUM. It’s used to gauge user experience, including key metrics like load time and transaction paths, and it’s an important component of application …

How to Migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2

Roger Davidson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A growing number of online retailers are now migrating to Magento 2 from the earlier version, Magento 1. This trend of migration is driven both by functional advantages and strategic planning as Magento will stop supporting its 1.x versions after 2020. That’s the reason why so many business owners are upgrading their online stores with the latest technology. Why Your …

The Impact of Automated Software Testing on Native Manual Testing

Erna Clayton Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The future of software testing depends upon the amalgam of human ability and machine capability. Implementing automated software testing with native manual testing allows testers to easily replicate processes, resulting in more efficient and accurate testing.   To impart a basic understanding, software test automation or automated software testing is a software verification process where the basic functions are made to …