Loggly Blog: Use Cases

Learn How to Do No B*LLSH*T Benchmarking

Every development team should benchmark its software to understand how it performs and what its performance envelope looks like — that is, where things start to break down. If you’re running a growing business in the cloud, you just can’t deliver good scalability, reliability, and performance without this insight. Our new white paper illustrates many […]

Three Key Use Cases for Analyzing AWS Config Data

If you are hosting your IT infrastructure in a cloud platform like AWS, you probably know how important it is to have a good log management solution in place. A cloud-based infrastructure is elastic in nature: Resources are created and destroyed on demand as needed. However, you also want to keep track of your assets. […]

Logging for Cloud-Native Apps

When it comes to building and running applications that are native to the cloud, a number of old habits must die and make way for modern alternatives. One of these is traditional file-based logging. The days of using tail -f to watch logs scroll by in five different terminals are over. This becomes even clearer as you […]

How to Automatically Set Up Loggly Using Puppet

To anyone that knows me, it should come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of Puppet. The ease of use is, in my opinion, unparalleled among configuration management systems. In fact, Puppet is my provisioner of choice for Vagrant, as well as for both my personal and professional servers. While Puppet is […]

Exceptional Logging of Exceptions in Python

Aaron Maxwell is author of the Advanced Python Newsletter. Exceptions happen. And as developers, we simply have to deal with them. Even when writing software to help us find burritos. Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself… we’ll come back to that. As I was saying: How we deal with exceptions depends on the language. And […]

Logs for Drupal: Why You Need Them and How to Do It

Your team invested countless hours in development. Your QA people can barely keep their eyes open because they have worked so hard. Your lead developer who’s responsible for the deployment is almost dehydrated from so much pressure and sweat. But it’s all worth it. Your app is live. Now everybody goes to sleep, and your […]

Log Monitoring for e-Commerce: Five Key Areas

Why Logging Matters to e-Commerce Sites If you’re responsible for an e-Commerce website, you have probably spent a fair amount of time figuring out what to log. Logging everything might seem like the answer, but trying to keep on top of millions of log events is the kind of thing that makes you wake at […]