Making The Insights For Log Data Simply Accessible

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So what is Laravel? Laravel is a relatively new MVC web framework for PHP that was released in 2012. It’s also the most popular PHP project on Github at the time of this post. Like many web frameworks, Laravel boasts an easy learning-curve to get an app up and running. This was certainly the case when I used it. While this post is focusing on logging in Laravel, its applicable to other php web frameworks, like Symfony2 and Aura to name a few. It’s worth noting that Laravel actually has several Symfony dependencies but the two can be used independently to build a web app. When it comes to logging, each of these web frameworks have followed the PSR-3 logging standard interface. This helpful standard is also implemented by Monolog, a popular PHP logging library that is inspired by Pythons Logbook library. Thanks to this, the frameworks actually come with Monolog out of t... (more)

Smart Integration Testing with Dropwizard, Flyway and Retrofit

It's widely understood that increasing the scope and complexity of a piece of software almost always dramatically increases the effort required to verify it. Verification typically entails testing the behavior of the new feature, plus ensuring no existing functionality has been adversely affected. Because this kind of testing can quickly become painful for even the simplest of components, and because atLogentries we continuously deploy large components of our service, anytime we invest in automation rapidly speeds up release cycles and tames the complexity. I'd like to talk briefl... (more)

How to Avoid the #BigData Black Hole | @BigDataExpo [#IoT]

It takes a lot of will power, in our data obsessed world to say "too much!" However, there are many ways where too much information is destroying productivity, and actually causing bad decision making, not good. But it is hard to avoid the world of opportunities that has been opened in data collection and analysis. So how do you balance the two? The first step is to understand there is a big difference between data collection, and it's utilization. While it seems subtle, the difference is key, and utilization is where many make mistakes. Many confuse data collection and data uti... (more)

Logging and Continuous Delivery By @FloMotlik | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Guest blog post by Florian Motlik, Cofounder & CTO of Codeship Inc. Why Great Logging Is Key to Continuous Delivery Over the last years Continuous Delivery has gained a massive following with many development teams embracing the style. Companies have chosen (as with many other modern developer tools), to either build their own embrace a hosted service likeCodeship. In the end though, no matter if you go with a hosted service or roll it on your own, the goal is to move faster and build a product that your customers really love. For that you need to iterate quickly, get feedback an... (more)

Infographic: DevOps Toolkit By @Logentries | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Infographic: The Modern IT and DevOps Toolkit Over the past year I reckon I have spoken to more than a thousand Developers/IT Os/DevOps folk through customer calls, demos of Logentries, at conferences such as Velocity, DevOpsDays, AWS re:Invent as well as a bunch of other more low key meetups across US and Europe. Naturally, one of the first questions I tend to ask is: "hey what do you use for logging?" Quickly followed by: "What other tools do you use?" Below is a list of tools I frequently come across (note: this is not exhaustive) that I see making up today's modern IT and Dev... (more)