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Flask vs. Django: Beyond Comparing Simple & Complex

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to learn code or if you’ve been doing it for a few years – sometimes you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. This feeling can be made even worse by the wealth of information out there, making the right decision can get stressful. Life is full of those tough choices: Coke vs. Pepsi; Yankees vs. Red Sox; Python vs. Flask. You know, regular questions about soda, baseball, and Python frameworks that almost everyone faces.


Debugging in Ruby with AppSignal

An application monitoring tool (APM) is not just useful for seeing how your application performs through graphs and visuals. We can go deeper and use an APM to understand how your application behaves in a certain environment. As developers, we should aim to be less reactive to errors and more predictive, avoiding crashes for end-users. One way to accomplish this is by using monitoring tools to debug our application when an error occurs.


Nest.js vs. Express.js: A Contest of Node Frameworks

What a time to be alive! The information age we are currently in has given us more data and choices about, well, everything. But let’s be honest, do any of us actually feel like we’re more informed than we were? Because all this information comes with more choices. Expanded choice is actually an “explosion of choice” – in other words, if the world were a restaurant, the menu is so long you spend more time choosing your order than actually eating it.


Live Debugging vs. Remote Debugging: Key Differences and Limitations

As you could probably guess, we discuss debugging a lot at Rookout. We tackle many methods and strategies throughout all our blogs and resources. However, it only recently occurred to us that we don’t have a direct face-off of the two major methods of modern debugs: live debugging vs. remote debugging. At first glance, this might sound like semantics, but the two terms have come to embody specific methods and protocols. Both are powerful, but there is some fine print to look at also.


Essential Java Skills for Every Developer's Career

First introduced to the world back in 1996, Java today is still very much in demand. Over 35% of programmers worldwide worked in this language in 2021. Moreover, it is firmly among the three most popular programming languages in the TIOBE index. What does it mean for you as a beginner Java developer? It means you’ll have to gain a competitive advantage to advance in your career successfully. Let’s take a look at the essential tech and soft skills you need to perfect.


Logging Best Practices: What You Should Be Looking For

Debug logs are incredibly valuable for the wealth of information they contain, but generally speaking, companies avoid collecting them in production because they are very expensive in both dollars and performance. When we talk about production observability, we are likely spending more money for more data, data that itself might be excessive.


Principles of Debugging

It is pretty common to envision software developers spending most of their time writing fancy code, building new, shiny features for applications, and smoothly deploying them to production. However, the reality is usually messier. Things break all the time — your code fails, the system runs out of memory, exceptions go unhandled, dependencies conflict, servers overload, slow requests take forever, and whatnot.