Improve JSON Usage

11 Ways to Improve JSON Performance & Usage

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

JSON is easy to work with and has become the standard data format for virtually everything. Although originally derived from the JavaScript scripting language, JSON is now a language-independent data format and code for parsing and generating JSON data is readily available in many programming languages. At Stackify, we use JSON extensively for REST APIs, serializing messages to queues, and …

Carbonite and Retrace APM

Carbonite: “We turned on Retrace, within minutes we’ve identified the performance issue”

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

” We turned on APM+ and within a couple of minutes were able to identify the issue and a few hours later push out a fix.” Who is Carbonite? Carbonite is a leading provider in backup recovery and archiving solutions for small businesses and home users.  We fuel continuity by providing powerful yet simple tools to help keep businesses in …

GeeksWithBlog log

How GWB Found Hidden Exceptions and Application Performance Problems

Matt Watson Stackify Product & Company Updates

  Exceptions in .NET can be very expensive when it comes to CPU cycles. Read how Geeks with Blogs (http://geekswithblogs.net) used Retrace to improve the performance of their application. About Geeks with Blogs (GWB) Thousands of software developers use Geeks with Blogs (GWB) to host their own personal blog. The code base has slowly morphed and has been modified by several developers over …

duplicate-event-processing

Distributed Method Mutex – How To Prevent Duplicate Event Processing At Scale

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Distributed Method Mutexing Stackify handles millions of incoming metrics and log messages on a daily basis. This creates some unique challenges to coordinating various types of events that are triggered as data flows in and system settings are modified. When events are constantly firing for various reasons across multiple servers it can be very challenging to ensure that certain types …

C# Redis – Implementing Cache Tagging

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Redis has quickly become one of the top open source key value stores around. We at Stackify have been using Windows Azure’s Managed Cache but have had a long history of intermittent problems with it. So we decided it was time to bite the bullet and give Redis a try, which Azure now supports and actually recommends it over their previous …

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 …

Ticket Solutions & VeriShip Choose Stackify’s Solution for DevOps Insight

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

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 environments using both physical and virtual servers.  …

Case study: ABPathfinder Selects Stackify’s Application Monitoring Solution

Alexandra Altvater Stackify Product & Company Updates

We’ve today announced today that ABPathfinder  the developer of special education and therapy management solutions, selected Stackify’s solution to provide DevOps insight and proactive application health monitoring to its solution. To assure uptime and performance, ABPathfinder uses Stackify to help monitor their production environment.The Application Dashboard helps them understand their customer experience and the overall application health.“In our NOC we …

Case Study: ABPathfinder

Who is ABPathfinder ABPathfinder develops special education and therapy management solutions that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of special education and autism therapy programs. The cloud-based platform provides tools which aid therapists and para-professionals to build treatment plans, log data and track progress for multiple students simultaneously. In return educators can maximize their time and effort to invest in each …

Best Developer Websites

Websites Every Developer Should Visit: Programming News, Tutorials & More

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, making them the premier trusted resources industry-wide. You’ll usually find a community where all professionals turn to when they need to converse with like-minded professionals. The same holds true in the world of development. Developers are such a …

DevOps Blogs we wish would post more often

DevOps Blogs We Wish Would Post More Often

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

In this day and age when everyone calls themselves a writer, markets can become quickly saturated with re-blogged news content that creates a web of articles that aren’t easily navigated. There are still awesome and original blogs out there, however, if you know where to look. Luckily, we have a long list of DevOps blogs that you can skim through …

Divvy Up DevOps Tasks, Defining the Ops in DevOps

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

So what does DevOps mean exactly? What is the Ops in DevOps?  Operations can mean a lot of things and even different things to different people. DevOps is becoming more and more popular but a lot of people are confused to exactly what it is. So let’s make a list of all the things operations traditionally does and figure out what …

Windows Azure Diagnostics: The Bad, The Ugly, and a Better Way

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

If you’re a .Net web developer today, no doubt you’ve enjoyed watching Windows Azure grow up over the past couple of years. The platform has scaled, stabilized (mostly), and added on a slew of great (and sometimes overdue) features. What was once just an endpoint to host a solution, developers today have tremendous flexibility and options in the platform. Organizations …