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3 Predictions for Development in the Age of Serverless Computing

Probably the biggest change that has happened in my lifetime of programming is the transformation from  creating code that is meant to run on known, tangible hardware to making code that runs on the Cloud. We’ve gone from server based… Read More

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Node.js as a Proxy to

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

Exporting Logentries data with Leexportpy

Leexportpy, the Logentries utility that exports your log data to 3rd parties, has built-in support for various services such as Kafka, Geckoboard and Hosted Graphite. Without any modification to the current code, you can use these services to extract your… Read More

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Posted in Data visualization, Logentries, Python, Scripts

REST API: a little cURL and some Python

Here at Logentries work has been going for sometime in bringing to our customers a powerful and flexible REST API service for interaction with their log data. This work started out with the REST Query API and will continue as… Read More

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Posted in API, Development, DevOps, How To, JSON, LEQL, Logentries, Python, Scripts

Exploiting Zookeeper for managing processes in a production environment with Lockex

Lock and execute!
As an engineer here at Logentries I need to maintain a complex system that has requirements for being available to our customers. We always build systems with the ability to be resistant to failure.
In our environment,… Read More

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Integrating etckeeper with Logentries & Chef

When working within a team to maintain system infrastructure, properly documenting and communicating changes made to configuration files within /etc is fundamental to preventing knowledge gaps throughout your team.

While version control tools like git are helpful in tracking standard… Read More

Posted in DevOps, Scripts

Logentries Partner Add-ons Program

Last week we released our first research report, documenting how for a particular DevOps use case 99% of log data looked like signal noise. More precisely a given set of error codes that related to performance and reliability made up… Read More

Posted in Cloud, Community, Feature, Heroku, Partners, Scripts

How to Easily Get All Your Logs from AWS EC2

Let’s say that you, like many of your colleagues, are hosting your application on AWS’s EC2 cloud infrastructure. You’re chugging along at a steady rate of growth when BAM! One day you get a spike of traffic and have to… Read More

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Feature, Logentries, Scripts

How to extract any archive

How to extract any archive in bash? This small snippet will help you. It takes care of spaces and hyphens in the archive name (and most solutions you find on the web are wrong in this matter).
extract () {… Read More

Posted in How To, Scripts

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