.NET Core vs .NET Framework: How to Pick a .NET Runtime for an Application

Kyle Biniasz Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A while back we predicted that .NET Core would be the next big thing, offering developers many options in application development. Indeed, there is huge demand for developers skilled in this technology. But how does it differ from the .NET Framework, and what do you need to know to use them both effectively? Today, we’ll contrast .NET Core vs. .NET …

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How to Troubleshoot Performance with a Visual Studio Profiler

Charris Herrera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Performance profilers mainly aid developers in analyzing the performance of applications. The purpose is to improve poorly performing sections of code that make up the functions of the application. When you say performance profilers, common names that come to mind are Visual Studio performance profilers and Prefix by Netreo. In this article, we will focus on the specific Visual Studio …

A Step By Step Guide to Tomcat Performance Monitoring

Eugen Paraschiv Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Application server monitoring metrics and runtime characteristics are essential for the applications running on each server. Additionally, monitoring prevents or resolves potential issues in a timely manner. As far as Java applications go, Apache Tomcat is one of the most commonly used servers. Tomcat performance monitoring can be done with JMX beans or a monitoring tool such as MoSKito or JavaMelody. …

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Top Visual Studio Profiling Tools

Charris Herrera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Are you having performance issues with your applications? Maybe it’s time you make use of profiling tools. If you have Visual Studio applications, you’ll want to know the most popular Visual Studio profiling tools available. Visual Studio, Microsoft(R) Visual Studio or VS is a very popular integrated development environment (IDE) for Microsoft Windows. There is no debate that VS is …

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Web Performance Monitoring: A How to Guide for Developers

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As developers, we would rather be writing code all day than doing anything else. Especially meetings or fighting production problems. Unfortunately, both are part of the job. All developers need to understand the basics of web performance monitoring. It won’t help you get out of meetings, but it will help prevent production fires and put them out faster. Although, I …

The Ultimate List of C# Tools: IDEs, Profilers, Automation Tools, and More

Charris Herrera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

C# is a widely used programming language in enterprises, especially for those that are heavily Microsoft-dependent. This language comprises a lot of tools with individual strengths. Here, we list C# tools for IDEs, profilers, automation tools, and more. If you build apps using C#, you most likely use Visual Studio and have explored some of its extensions to supercharge your …

Application Monitor: Checking Everything that Matters

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Application monitor solutions are not novel but rather an evolutionary technology. These types of solutions answer the problems that most developers and DevOps teams encounter when building an application. Application monitor solutions help determine potential defects so developers can take corrective actions quickly. Hence, building an application is no longer complete without application performance monitoring (APM) solutions.  Software development is …

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How to Optimize Website Performance

Alex Williams Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In a  2019 study from Milliseconds Make Millions by Fifty-Five and shared on Google’s official blog found several interesting insights on small speed increases. 37 brands qualified for study, after qualitative checks, with speed data measured via Google Lighthouse and aggregated against each brand’s Web analytics. The study targeted four key speed metrics. The results were fed into a Logarithmic …

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How to Optimize Server Performance

Evangeline Reece Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Optimizing server performance is important in supporting end-user requirements.  Using server optimization, actively monitor:  Availability Server operations Performance Security And other procedures Web server monitoring and optimization helps you to troubleshoot bottlenecks as they emerge and optimize server performance.  In this post, we will discuss how to optimize performance and why it is important. What is server optimization? Web server …

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Python Optimization: 3 Easy Steps

George Newton Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Python is one of the best programming resources available for designing machine learning systems. With a variety of technical abilities and potentially time-saving loops and processes, it can be an invaluable tool. However, it’s these capabilities that also make Python difficult to use. In many cases, Python may seem sluggish as it tries to navigate intricate, complicated strings of code. …

How to Handle Application_error in ASP.NET App’s Global.asax

Aleksandra Bondrenko Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

ASP.NET offers many benefits, such as improved security, easy updating, language independence and less overall code. With that said, .NET is not without errors and issues, even when working with a professional, such as this .NET development company. One common error is an Application_error in the Global.asax file. Let’s understand how to handle ASP.NET App’s Global.asax and other common errors …

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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 …

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. …

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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 …

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 …