Anatomy of a developer

Anatomy of a Successful Developer Team Lead: What Makes a Good Developer Team Lead an Effective Leader?

Alexandra Altvater Developer Career Development, Insights for Dev Managers

A developer team lead is responsible for not just designing and writing code, but for the coordination of an entire development team. Team leads often transition from a role as a developer, QA tester, or other hands-on technical role to the position of team leader, but the transition isn’t always an easy one. So what makes a successful developer team lead? What …

How to add DevOps process flow to your team

Ashley Cheng Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

An optimized DevOps process flow is vital for DevOps teams.  It allows for seamless development and operations integration through the implementation of the CICD pipeline for development, deployment, and feedback.   Key benefits to adding devops process flow to your team include releasing new features in your application faster, iterating more often based on feedback from customers, identifying and fixing problems …

Stackify Support Team

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See why developers choose Retrace over New Relic

Looking for New Relic Alternatives & Competitors? Learn Why Developers Pick Retrace

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Popular

New Relic is one of the industry leaders for SaaS-based application performance management. However, many are starting to look for new relic alternatives and competitors. Probably about half of those alternatives are available as SaaS APM. New Relic Pricing Forcing You to Look for Alternatives? We talk to companies every day that are currently using New Relic but are looking …

18 PHP Tools for Developers of all Levels

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

PHP is a fast scripting language that is ubiquitous with web development. WordPress uses the language as it’s core interface for developers to enhance the platform. It’s relatively easy to learn and is well supported by the development community. While PHP helps developers create web applications quickly, there is no development environment associated with the language. By contrast, a development …

Managing Teams and Organizations in GitHub

Managing Teams and Organizations in GitHub

Lyndsey Padget Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

GitHub has become the gold standard platform for sharing code with everyone from the person sitting next to you to a developer on the other side of the world. As a team or product grows, so does its need for organizational structure and security. But even if your project or group of collaborators is small, you’ll learn that GitHub’s robust …

How High-Performing Teams ‘Shift Left’ with Continuous Testing

How High-Performing Teams ‘Shift Left’ with Continuous Testing

John Julien Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The science of high-performing teams has fascinated business leaders and coaches for decades. There are hundreds of books on the subject, full of strategies and philosophies that are guaranteed to improve your group. The problem is, as soon as new performance standards become the norm, they are no longer considered high-performing. Teams must always push to find methods of higher …

Retrace: APM + Errors + Logging + Metrics for .Net & Java Developers

Proactively Improve Application Performance Retrace users proactively identify more issues in QA and continuously improve and observe applications in production environments Start Free Trial Prefix is not currently available for mobile or tablet devices Proactively Improve Application Performance Retrace users proactively identify more issues in QA and continuously improve and observe applications in production environments Start Free Trial Explore Sandbox …

Developer Things Episode 4 feat. Jason Taylor

Developer Things #4: Why 20,000 Developers Love Prefix with Jason Taylor

Matt Watson Developer Things Podcast

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 to monitor servers in production or QA. It tracks key methods in …

Developer Things Episode 3 feat. Jason Taylor

Developer Things #3: How Stackify Does DevOps Without an Ops Team with Jason Taylor

Matt Watson Developer Things Podcast

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 without an operations team, Stackify still does DevOps to monitor their large production environment …

Developer Things #2: Women in Technology with Megan Horton

Matt Watson Developer Things Podcast

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 funeral business before making her journey to software development. She worked …

Stackify Podcast

Developer Things #1: What is Stackify? Application Performance, Retrace & More with Jason Taylor

Matt Watson Developer Things Podcast

Matt Watson and Jason Taylor discuss the struggles they had as IT managers that led to why Stackify was created. Matt is the Founder & CEO of Stackify. Jason is the CTO and joined the company about 6 months after it started. Years ago most companies monitored the servers that ran their applications but not much else. Fast forward to today, …

low code development benefit

How to Choose the Best Low-Code Platform For Your Dev Team

Ben Putano Insights for Dev Managers

As late as June 2015, Alere (recently acquired by Abbott) still used Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track their internal audits and enterprise risk management. It’s hard to believe that the world-renowned pharmaceutical and medical device company, who was featured in the classic business book Good to Great, relied on such a clunky system for such an important business process.  When …

Retrace Empowers Your Developer Team

Retrace Delivers Easy-to-Navigate Logging to VinSolutions’ Developers

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Let’s Talk Logs Application and server logs are the eyes and ears for developers when it comes to troubleshooting application problems. Traditional log management solutions do not provide any features for tracking and identifying application errors. What’s worse, multiple users using your application at the same time can cause a major tangle in your logs. Sorting through your logs to …

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 …

Top 42 IaaS Providers

Top IaaS Providers: 42 Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers to Streamline Your Operations

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model which provides outsourced computing infrastructure to users and organizations. It can provide users with resources that include servers, network connections, storage, and features like content delivery networks and load balancing. IaaS providers maintain the equipment, while users rent or buy the specific services that they need. The term for …

Hiring ASP.NET Developers

ASP.NET Interview Questions: Tips for Hiring ASP.NET Developers

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

There are hundreds of questions you could ask to determine a job candidate’s fit for an ASP.NET related position. Characteristics of a good candidate include high comfort level, skill level, and an in-depth understanding of essential and advanced development concepts. The interview questions below make a good primer for screening employees working in the .NET framework. That said, this list …

Mistakes to Avoid on Your DevOps Resume

Mistakes to Avoid on Your DevOps Resume: Tips from 20 DevOps Leaders and Hiring Managers

Angela Stringfellow Developer Career Development

The DevOps movement is going strong, and it seems employers everywhere are looking for leading DevOps professionals with the skills and expertise they need to complement their existing DevOps teams. While a great DevOps pro may mean different things to different employers and hiring managers, engineers can boost their odds of securing an interview and landing the job if they …