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What Is Remote Logging?

This is the first in a series of three blog posts describing some technologies that I use on a daily basis: What Is Remote Logging? How to Write Effective Logs with Loggly How Do I Actually Use Loggly? Why Everyone Should Be Logging Remotely So, What Is Remote Logging? Remote logging is not mysterious. You […]

One-Minute Windows Performance Analysis

Optimizing server performance doesn’t have to take you hours. Just a one-minute quick check can ensure that your Windows server is running smoothly. Windows has several tools that help you review the status of your environment. These tools give you a quick overview and help you catch major issues before they become critical downtime for […]

Logging in New-Style Daemons with systemd

With new-style daemons, systemd has introduced a new way of writing daemons that vastly simplifies the process for programmers compared to the old approach. One part of this new approach is the way new-style daemons can handle logging. Instead of worrying about the many complexities involved in logging, such daemons are encouraged to simply use […]

Sending Amazon CloudWatch Logs to Loggly with AWS Lambda

Amazon CloudWatch 101 Amazon CloudWatch from Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a web service for monitoring the performance of other AWS-hosted  resources. For each type of service, Amazon CloudWatch exposes a number of performance counters specific to that service. For example, some performance counters for Amazon EC2 instances include CPU usage, NetworkIn, NetworkOut, and Read […]

#LogglyGivesaDam! Do you?

Today is a glorious day! It’s International Beaver Day, friends. To celebrate the amazingness of our fellow brethren, we’re commemorating the day with a call to action — #LogglyGivesaDam. What we’re asking you, our dear Loggly friends, is to join us in a social fundraiser to benefit Loggly’s local beaver nonprofit, Worth A Dam. With […]

AngularJS Exception Logging Made Simple

Exception logging is one of the most important, yet overlooked parts of application development. Developers often think, “If the application works, why spend extra time manually handling and logging exceptions? Besides, AngularJS provides a catch-all exception handler.” Although choosing not to log seems like the easiest route, will you be notified if some component of […]

Introducing the Enigmatic Logging Handbook

Any software engineer who has worked in a software development team or who has looked at their own code from a year or two (or ten) ago will know what I mean when I say that there are at least as many approaches to logging as there are people who log. Factor in what needs […]

Can You Trust Your Logs?

Log output is the lifeblood of operations. Whether important events go to statistics, monitoring, your dev Slack channel, or even to PagerDuty and mobile phone alerts, we implicitly trust that they are showing the right thing. The trust goes so far that we do not just record them for humans to read — we even […]

Smart Alerts for Anomaly Detection and Data Aggregations

When something is going wrong with your application, you’ll want to know about it as quickly as possible. That’s where alerting, a feature of Loggly Standard, Pro, and Enterprise plans, comes into play. You can now receive alerts based on data aggregations and our anomaly detection algorithms. All of these alerts fire as soon as […]