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Author Archives: Iris Shoor

Iris is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder at Takipi where she designs tools that help developers debug Java and Scala in production. Her main interests are creative products, marketing for developers and nitpicking small UX details

Deployment Management Tools: Chef vs. Puppet vs. Ansible vs. SaltStack vs. Fabric

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What are the pros and cons of Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack and Fabric? Working in production today often means continuous deployments and an environment distributed all over the world. When your infrastructure is decentralized and cloud-based and you’re dealing with frequent deployments of largely identical services across largely identical servers, having a way to automate the configuration and maintenance of everything ...

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Alerting in Production: 6 Tools to Track Errors and Uptime

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What are some of the best alerting tools for tracking errors and uptime? Having all the automation and management in the world can only take you so far if you have no clue what’s actually happening in your production app. Alerting tools provide insight into the workings and status of your app. Some reach out to you to notify you ...

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7 Monitoring Tools to Prevent Your Next Production Doomsday

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What are some of the most useful monitoring tools for Java developers? Monitoring is an essential function in production environments today. Errors and performance issues pop up all the time – not just during business hours – so good monitoring tools need to be active 24/7. There are a lot of tools out there that tackle this issue from different ...

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Infer: A Look Into Facebook’s New Java Static Analysis Tool

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How can you improve your Java development workflow with Facebook’s Infer? If you keep in the loop with tech buzz (which I’m assuming you do if you’re reading this blog), you’ve likely heard about the new tool Facebook just released to the public: Infer. Since it came from Facebook, people are naturally curious, so I wanted to take a look at ...

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Java Micro Frameworks: The New Trend You Can’t Ignore

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What are Java micro frameworks and why should you use them? Every language has tradeoffs. With Java, the tradeoff for being a safe, rigorously tested, backwards compatible language is making some sacrifices around agility and streamlining. There’s undeniably some verbosity and bloating, however, the JVM is hugely appealing as a backend if you really want to dive into things or ...

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4 Creative Ways to Test Your Code in Production

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What are some considerations and things to think about if I want to get the most out of testing in my production environment? Production environments are a different beast. No matter how much effort you put into staging environments, you’re only truly getting real life conditions, and therefore real life data, in production. Everyone does some degree of testing in ...

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Deploying Code Fast? Here’s How to Tell If You Broke Something

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Here at Takipi, we’re in the error tracking business. Each day, Takipi is used to track more than 500,000 errors across hundreds of different companies. The most critical and fragile stage for many apps is just after a new deployment – when code changes are tested for the first time under a high stress load and with full production settings. ...

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While You Were Sleeping: The Top New Java 8 Additions

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What are some of the most interesting additions to Java 8 since it was launched? Java 8 recently celebrated its first birthday, with the main release coming just over a year ago now. That’s certainly worthy of a celebratory cupcake. Since the initial Java 8 version came out, six updates have been released. Some of the elements of these updates ...

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