Top Bug Tracking Tools: 51 Useful Tools for Tracking and Collaborating on Bugs and Issues for Better Software Development

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Dealing with code problems is a natural part of the development process. For small projects, you can sometimes get away with local testing and local notes, but as your software keeps growing, it’s a good idea to start thinking about a centralized bug and issue tracking solution that can archive the progress of your development cycle. Likewise, it will be helpful …

Continuous Integration Tools

Top Continuous Integration Tools: 51 Tools to Streamline Your Development Process, Boost Quality, and Enhance Accuracy

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

Poorly managed development projects are bound to crash eventually. It’s likely happened to you a dozen of times already. While writing code can be a lot of fun, managing code and dependencies can quickly become a maze of its own when you’re dealing with the continuous growth of your codebase and feature branches. At Stackify, we aim to make the …

Top 50 DevOps Tools

Top DevOps Tools: 50 Reliable, Secure, and Proven Tools for All Your DevOps Needs

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Due to the intensive work DevOps engineers and their teams complete on a daily basis, it’s important to always be on the lookout for tools to improve efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time in the day to dig for top-rated DevOps tools that fit the team. That’s why we did the searching for you. From tenured tools that …

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast: Application Performance Management and the New Development Mantra

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

By Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst, Intellyx In the mid-1980’s my dad ran SWAT teams for the LA County Sheriff. As a team leader, he had a simple mantra that he had learned while training with the Navy Seals and which he and his team repeated before every entry: “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” This simple phrase was their reminder …

What is Functional Testing? Types, Tips, Limitations & More

What is Functional Testing? Types, Tips, Limitations & More

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

A Definition of Functional Testing Functional testing is a type of software testing that evaluates the performance of individual functions of a software application. The purpose of functional testing is to ensure that the application and all of its individual functions work as they should in the real world and meet all requirements and specifications. It’s a valuable testing method …

APM Investment

APM Investment: Understand APM Value By Department

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Virtually every business depends on mission-critical software to run their business. Any slight application slowdown or outage can lead to legions of unhappy employees or customers. Investing in Application Performance Management (APM) solutions monitors performance issues, but also help improve the customer experience. APM is not just a tool for IT Operations. APM has grown into an essential tool that …

Top 18 APM Tools (Application Monitoring)

Top 18 APM Tools (Application Monitoring) You Should Consider

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Every business is highly dependent on software these days. Ensuring that all of your organization’s mission-critical applications are running optimally at all times is priority #1! There is a wide range of application performance management and application monitoring (APM) tools on the market available for developers, DevOps teams, and traditional IT operations. There is a lot of gray area as …

5 Tools for Successful Customer App Support

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

I have had the privilege of starting my career at Stackify. Being fresh out of college and working with customers who were much more experienced in the industry than I was, taking on the role of providing support was a bit overwhelming. Learning how to support such a complex tool has been exciting and challenging, but one of the first …

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Fewzion: “Using Stackify we identify application performance issues earlier and solve them faster. ”

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

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, the team at Fewzion can now proactively identify and fix any system issue within their suite of work management tools before the end-users even notice. …

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How to future-proof your app to prevent performance issues

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

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 applied to the world of app development. As …

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Ultimate Software Deployment Checklist & Deployment Plan

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Use this checklist to improve your software deployment process! Deploying software releases is a mixture of planning, testing, late hours, and celebratory beers. This software release checklist is intended to be a guide to help improve how your team achieves this complicated and sometimes hairy task.  Part 1: Planning and Software Deployment Preparation  Collaboration Between Development and Operations It is …

Ways to troubleshoot apps

4 Ways the Cloud Has Influenced App Troubleshooting

Craig Ferril Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

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-moving hardware upgrades, hardware-constrained scalability and flexibility, and a world where only sys admins have …

The evolution of the world of app monitoring

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

‘Perfection would be a fatal flaw for evolution’ In technology, as in life, everything evolves, grows, develops, mutates and eventually goes away, being replaced with improved versions. In the past several years, application development evolved and applications have come to play a more centric part of many businesses, even those that traditionally were not software players. (Walmart’s sophisticated inventory management …

Case Study: Ticket Solutions and Stackify’s Retrace

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

  Who are Ticket Solutions & VeriShip? Ticket Solutions, for over 17 years, has specialized in finding premium seating to any sport, concert, or theatre event worldwide. The company prides itself in providing unrivaled service to their customers. VeriShip, established in 2006, is the leader in small parcel auditing, analytics, reporting and technology solutions. Their solutions are distributed in different …

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Continuous Delivery for Winners – With a Feedback Loop

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Today’s users (or customers) have rapidly evolving needs, are mobile, and expect 24/7 connectivity and reliability. As software product developers and vendors, we need to release updates frequently to satiate our users’ needs or else we risk losing them to competitors or alternatives. Our Response to Users’ Demands What do we do to stay ahead? As software developers, we step …

Best DevOps Blogs

DevOps Blogs You Should Be Reading – Episode 1

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DevOps blogs are everywhere; and frankly we don’t mind. In fact, we constantly ask people for more stuff to read. We’ve gathered quite a list and stuffed it inside a Google Doc. Instead of keeping all these to ourselves, we’ll start sharing them with you! Every few weeks, we’ll feature a few of our favorites and why they could be your favorite …

Application Support is Perfect for DevOps

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

When DevOps emerged in 2009, the gap between development and operations teams finally started to get the kind of media and vendor attention it deserved. DevOps gets developers more involved in IT operations so they can more rapidly resolve software issues that arise after deployment. Without access to production applications and servers, even development managers and system admins need help …