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The advent of Machine Learning (ML) has unlocked new possibilities in various domains, including full lifecycle Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Maintaining peak performance and seamless user experiences poses significant challenges with the diversity of modern applications. So where and how does ML and APM fit together? Traditional monitoring methods are often reactive, resolving concerns after the process already affected the application’s performance.
  |  By Alexandra
Syslog is a standard for sending and receiving notification messages–in a particular format–from various network devices. The messages include time stamps, event messages, severity, host IP addresses, diagnostics and more. In terms of its built-in severity level, it can communicate a range between level 0, an Emergency, level 5, a Warning, System Unstable, critical and level 6 and 7 which are Informational and Debugging. Moreover, Syslog is open-ended.
  |  By Phil
In this post, we’re going to take a close look at IIS (Internet Information Services). We’ll look at what it does and how it works. You’ll learn how to enable it on Windows. And after we’ve established a baseline with managing IIS using the GUI, you’ll see how to work with it using the CLI. Let’s get started!
  |  By Matt Watson
Being able to execute SQL performance tuning is a vital skill for software teams that rely on relational databases. Vital isn’t the only adjective that we can apply to it, though. Rare also comes to mind, unfortunately. Many software professionals think that they can just leave all the RDBMS settings as they came by default. They’re wrong. Often, the default settings your RDBMS comes configured with are far from being the optimal ones.
  |  By Rich Dammkoehler
Exceptions are a commonly used feature in the Ruby programming language. The Ruby standard library defines about 30 different subclasses of exceptions, some of which have their own subclasses. The exception mechanism in Ruby is very powerful but often misused. This article will discuss the use of exceptions and show some examples of how to deal with them.
  |  By Alex DeBrie
Python is one of the most popular programming languages and its usage continues to grow. It ranked first in the TIOBE language of the year in 2022 and 2023 due to its growth rate. Python’s ease of use and large community have made it a popular fit for data analysis, web applications, and task automation. In this post, we’ll cover: We’ll take a practical look at how you should think about garbage collection when writing your Python applications.
  |  By Phil Vuollet
Node.js logging is an important part of supporting the complete application life cycle. From creation to debugging to planning new features, logs support us all the way. By analyzing the data in the logs, we can glean insights, resolve bugs much quicker, and detect problems early and as they happen. In this post, we will talk about the who, what, when, where, how, and why of Node.js logging. Later in this post, the “how” section will give insights into using code.
  |  By Carlos Schults
In the past, managing IT infrastructure was a hard job. System administrators had to manually manage and configure all of the hardware and software that was needed for the applications to run. However, in recent years, things have changed dramatically. Trends like cloud computing revolutionized—and improved—the way organizations design, develop, and maintain their IT infrastructure.
  |  By Stackify
Microservices are increasingly used in the development world as developers work to create larger, more complex applications that are better developed and managed as a combination of smaller services that work cohesively together for more extensive, application-wide functionality. Tools such as Service Fabric are rising to meet the need to think about and build apps using a piece-by-piece methodology that is, frankly, less mind-boggling than considering the whole of the application at once.
  |  By Stackify
An advanced, open-source technology called Kubernetes is used to manage, scale and deploy containerised applications automatically. Kubernetes offers a strong architecture that enables development and operations teams to effectively manage applications of several containers. Kubernetes was made by Google engineers. They shared it for free in 2014, and now a group called CNCF takes care of Kubernetes. People really like using Kubernetes to manage apps inside containers.
  |  By Stackify
Kyle Jackson, Customer Operations lead at Stackify covers common troubleshooting issues with Retrace APM and Errors, Log Management solution.
  |  By Stackify
Retrace Monitors - Your eyes into the servers and application performance 1/ Introduce Monitors in Retrace 2/ What can you do with Monitors 3/ Using Monitoring Templates 4/ Configuring Alerts 5/ Configuring Notifications Maximise your experience from Retrace.
  |  By Stackify
Quick example of how Retrace can link a Stack Trace to an Error directly.
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Learn the top five tips for monitoring ASP.NET app performance and validating deployments from Stackify founder Matt Watson. The webinar covers: How to monitor overall application performance and availability How to monitor key application metrics How to monitor for new errors and error rates How to monitor slow SQL queries, web services, and dependencies How to monitor browser side performance.
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What are profilers? Which is the best? Download our free guide and get all the answers around using a .NET profiler.
  |  By Stackify
The right APM tool will monitor your applications proactively and reactively so you can sleep better at night.
  |  By Stackify
Code level performance metrics, Azure monitoring, structured logging and more. Download our free guide and get all the answers around .NET monitoring.
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Understand the implications for security, code visibility, team culture, and more. Download our free guide and get all the answers around DevOps.
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Methods for optimizing web apps in Azure, logging, deploying to IIS, and more. Download our free guide and get all the answers around .NET Core.
  |  By Stackify
Logging is a crucial part of any application for both debugging and audit purposes. Read about best practices and find how-to guides in our ebook.

Stackify helps developers manage and troubleshoot application problems with integrated monitoring, metrics, errors & logs.

Stackify offers the only developers-friendly cloud based solution that fully integrates application performance management (APM) with error tracking and log management in one platform. Stackify allows software developers, operations and support managers to easily monitor, detect and resolve application issues, before they affect the business to ensure a better end user experience, higher satisfaction and lower churn.

We provide an affordable APM solution designed for developers:

  • Improve your code: Quickly identify ways to improve performance and fix hidden exceptions.
  • Get more visibility: Retrace gives developers all the application insights they need in one place.
  • Improve deployments: Track when deployments occur and if your team is shipping higher quality code.

Diagnose, Improve and Accelerate Performance. Stackify gives developers the confidence they need to deploy early and often.