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Last month,  Mark Lacomber wrote a post describing how to use D3.js visualization library at Logentries. I am following up to show how to combine D3 with the AngularJS framework. As we all know, Angular and D3 frameworks are very popular, and once they work together they can be very powerful and helpful when creating dashboards. But, they can also be challenging and confusing especially when new to these frameworks. The right way to incorporate D3 with Angular is to use custom directives. Directives in Angular are essentially functions that are executed on a DOM element. Let's go through a simple example together.   Our first step is to create a factory which will enable us to inject the D3 module into our custom directive. angular.module('d3', []) .factory('d3Service', [function(){ var d3; // insert d3 code here return d3; }]; After creating the factory, we can ... (more)

Tailing All Your Logs, All in One Place

Logentries new Aggregated Live Tail provides effortless, real-time visibility that you cannot get anywhere else...and is a joy to use (and I cant say the same about carrying a cat by its tail - for so many reasons). For those of you not familiar with our existing Live Tail view, Aggregated Live Tail is a simple, elegant and powerful product enhancement that enables you to now select and monitor multiple live logs streaming into Logentries.  All events are visible  in real-time in a combined view of your log events as they happen. This allows users to monitor multiple streams of da... (more)

Logentries Announces Machine Learning Analytics for IT Ops Monitoring

Logentries Announces Machine Learning Analytics for IT Ops Monitoring Logentries, the most connected log management and analytics service built for the cloud, today announced new Anomaly Detection and Inactivity Alerting to help Dev and IT Ops proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve production system issues in real-time. Cloud-based Logentries Anomaly Detection automatically notifies users when abnormal events occur or pattern deviations surpass defined thresholds. Additionally, Logentries users can now create real-time alerting based on the absence of expected events or a s... (more)

Logging with Diamond

"Diamonds never lie to me, For when love's gone, They'll luster on."  -Shirley Bassey If you haven't heard, Diamond is a fantastic Python daemon that lets you collect system metrics. With Diamond, you can collect metrics like CPU, memory, network, i/o, load and disk usage, all in readable form. Even better, is that all this data can be sent to Logentries where you can take advantage of our powerful search, alerting, and graphing tools! Now, supporting direct integration has never been simpler to send detailed system metrics. Want to correlate fatal log errors against your system... (more)

Logging From PHP Web Frameworks Like Laravel | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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... (more)