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Matt Watson, Founder & CEO / Stackify

It has been said that tools are what made us human. Our ability to create and use tools allows us to do things that were not imaginable
before. Software itself has made developers profoundly more productive over the last 50 years. Can you imagine programming with punch cards? Amazingly, some developers still don’t use a debugger while writing code!

I’ve always loved developer tools, but I never thought I’d make them. I started Stackify in 2012 after being frustrated by the lack of tools for monitoring and troubleshooting production application problems. All I wanted was easy access to metrics, errors, logs, slow DB queries, and other performance details. That was asking for a lot if you couldn’t afford to spend $100,000 on an enterprise APM product.

Earlier in my career it wasn’t practical to collect tons of application data, then store and process it. Thanks to the cloud, things are changing rapidly. We’ve built tools that collect and analyze terabytes of application performance data every day— at an incredibly low cost. For ten bucks a month, millions of developers can now afford a tool that used to cost tens of thousands.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:08 AM BuildBetter | Back to top

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