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Stackify Prefix – The best profiler to write better software Writing a software and Troubleshooting has never been easy. Quick feedback loops in workflow reduces the burden of checking the validity in a specific code segment or a program that we write. It is obvious that when a problem or an error is informed then and there, that it becomes very much ......

Application Insights is Microsoft’s lightweight application performance monitoring service. I have collected a nice list of things that every developer should know. Including tips, key features, and limitations.1. Make sure your app targets .NET 4.6, and .NET 2.0 is not supported2. Warning! Sensitive data is not scrubbed from dynamic SQL queries3. Key ......

Your web application is throwing some sort of error or invalid response. Do you know how to troubleshoot IIS or ASP.NET errors on your servers? Luckily, Windows & ASP.NET provide several different logs where failed requests are logged.You are probably familiar with normal IIS logs, but there are some other places to look if you are looking for more ......

One of the best things about being a .NET developer is all the amazing development tools that can make your life easier. This blog post is a list of the various types of tools at your disposal for finding and optimizing performance problems. Depending on the task, some of these tools will be much better than the others.

Once upon a time two people from different sides of the tracks met and fell in love. Never before had the two people found another person who so perfectly complemented them. Society tried to keep them apart – “It’s just not how things are done,” they’d say. But times were changing, and this sort of pairing was becoming more socially acceptable.They ......

Originally published on http://www.stackify.com/gol... is one particular issue that seems to be the root of most bugs in software programs. I see it over and over and over. Like most programmers, it has caused me heartburn since the day I started programming. So I have worked hard to make sure that my code never breaks my golden ......

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 I also think a lot of people are confused to exactly what it is. So let’s make a list of all the things operations does and figure out what developers should be doing, ......

Stackify will join fellow Kansas City startups to kick off Global Entrepreneurship WeekOn Monday, November 12, Stackify, a provider of tools that improve developers’ ability to support, manage and monitor their enterprise applications, will pitch its technology at the Startup@Kauffman Demo Day in Kansas City, Mo. Hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman ......

After installing Windows Server 2012, one of the first things you likely need to do is enable RDP. Thanks to the Metro UI, things are a little different...From command line go to SystemPropertiesRemoteOr right click bottom left corner and go to System, then Advanced System Settings, Remote tabHere is a good article with more details if neededHow to ......

Agile development has ushered in the norm of rapid iterations and change within products. One of the biggest challenges for agile development is educating the rest of the company.

A lot of websites now allow us to login or create accounts via OAuth or OpenID. We can use our Facebook, Twitter, Google, Windows Live account and others. The problem with a lot of these is we have to have allow the websites to then have access to our account and profile data that they shouldn't really have. Below is a Twitter authorization screen for ......

JavaScript Sucks. Yes, I said it. Microsoft's announcement of TypeScript got me thinking today. Is this a step in the right direction? It sounds like it fixes some of problems with JavaScript development. But is it really just duct tape and super glue for a programming model that needs to be replaced?I have had a love hate relationship with JavaScript, ......

One of the biggest challenges for most developers is getting access to production servers. In smaller dev teams of less than about 5 people everyone usually has access. Then you hire developer #6, he messes something up in production... and now nobody has access. That is how it always starts in small dev teams. I think just about every rule of life there is gets created this way. One person messes it up for the rest of us. Rules are then put in place to try and prevent it from happening again.

Some of the simplest things in life make all the difference. For a software developer who is trying to solve an application problem, being able to access log files, windows event viewer, and other details is priceless. But ironically enough, most developers aren't even given access to them. Developers have to escalate the issue to their manager or a ......

Agile development has become the standard methodology for application development. The days of long term planning with giant Gantt waterfall charts and detailed requirements is fading away. For years the product planning process frustrated product owners and businesses because no matter the plan, nothing ever went to plan. Agile development throws the ......

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