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Java 8 – Lazy argument evaluation

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“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job. Because he will find an easy way to do it” – Bill Gates
Lazy evaluation is an evaluation strategy which delays the evaluation of an expression until… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, Java, Tips & Tricks

The Value of Correlation IDs

In the old days when transactional behavior happened in a single domain, in step-by-step procedures, keeping track of request/response behavior was a simple undertaking. However, today one request to a particular domain can involve a myriad of subsequent asynchronous requests… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, Log Analysis, Log Management, Server monitoring, Web

Node.js as a Proxy to Logentries.com

Logging from the client side of a web application can seem like a challenge.  The web browser exposes everything to the user.  There is no way to hide anything delivered to the client from prying eyes, including your log token… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, DevOps, How To, JavaScript, Log Management, Logentries, Scripts, Web

Empowering Leexportpy with new services

In previous posts of this series, we have gone through how leexportpy works, how it is configured and currently supported services for transforming and pushing Logentries Query API data to other systems. When it comes to creating a new service… Read More

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Posted in API, Application Performance Monitoring, Data visualization, Development, How To, LEQL, Log dashboards, Log Management, Logentries, Scripts

Moving away from MVC

In of all my years as a software engineer, trying new libraries, frameworks and paradigms has been such a pleasure especially in web development. Even before the well known javascript libraries, web development was based on backend apps which render… Read More

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Posted in .Net, Application Performance Monitoring, Development, JavaScript

Using Logentries With Angular v1.5

(The post assumes at least a basic knowledge of Angular.  Angular is a very opinionated framework so make sure you have some experience with Angular before following the instructions presented below.)
Logentries can integrate into whatever Javascript framework you want… Read More

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Posted in Angular, Application Performance Monitoring, Development, How To, JavaScript, Log Management, Logentries, Monitoring

Backup Log Checks and What They Can Tell You

There is simply no substitute for a recent, accurate backup when it comes to recovering from file or system damage or outages. But that backup must be complete and error-free to make a full recovery possible. That’s why inspecting log… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, DevOps, Linux, Log Analysis, Monitoring, Server monitoring, Windows

Keep Your Code Clean while Logging

In my consultancy practice, one of the things that I do most frequently is help teams write so-called “clean code.”  Usually, this orients around test-driven development (TDD) and writing code that is easily maintained via regression tests and risk-free refactoring.  … Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, Log Management, Monitoring

Self-describing Logging Using Log4J

Over the last few months I’ve been writing about the benefit of using self-describing logging to make your log data easier and faster to process. I covered .NET and NodeJS. In this article I am going to apply my thinking… Read More

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Posted in Application Performance Monitoring, Development, Java, JSON, Log Management, Logentries

Signal AND Noise The Best of All Worlds for Logging

One of the absolute, classic pieces of advice that you’ll hear when it comes to logging is what I think of as the iconic Goldilocks logging advice.  It goes something like this.
When it comes to logging, you don’t want… Read More

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Posted in Alerts, Application Performance Monitoring, Log Management, Logentries, Monitoring, Search

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