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  • mattwatson81 So Snapchat might be worth a billion dollars but yet has no revenue... That's insane because it is also likely a fad that will die soon. about 536 days ago
  • mattwatson81 If it works, stop coding. Nobody cares how it works. about 538 days ago
  • mattwatson81 @dmobbes I will be driving it to every SKC game. So see you there! about 545 days ago

Matt Watson Software developer, product visionary, and master of #dadops
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 ......

Originally published on SDTimes.com on 7/9/2012 by David Rubinstein.It was one of those interviews where you get finished talking about a company’s product, and you wonder aloud, “Well, THAT makes sense! Why hasn’t anyone thought of that before?” Matt Watson, CEO of Kansas City, Mo.-based startup Stackify, was telling me that the 10-person company is ......

Originally published on VisualStudioMagazine.com on 8/22/2012 by Keith Ward.The Kansas City-based startup wants to make it easier for developers to examine the network stack and find problems in code.The first part of “DevOps” is “Dev”. But according to Matt Watson, Devs aren’t connected enough with Ops, and it’s time that changed.He founded the startup ......

Recently I have been thinking about how development teams don't scale very well. The bigger a team and the product get, the more time the team spends fixing software bugs. This means they spend more time doing troubleshooting and debugging as the grow. The problem is that since developers don't typically have access to production servers, there is a ......

Very excited to be in the KC Business Journal today. Stackify is focused on giving limited production access to developers to help them do application troubleshooting. We about ready to launch our product and we are looking for beta testers!Ex-VinSolutions exec pours sale proceeds into Stackify, other tech startupsRead the entire article on their website:http://www.bizjourn... ......

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