Using Event and Log Data to Assure Security and Compliance

All the way back in 2007, security industry analyst and expert Dr. Larry Ponemon of the eponymous institute wrote for Network World that “data breaches are a pervasive problem for most organizations in the United States today.” Nobody is prepared… Read More

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Posted in Log Analysis, Log Management, Monitoring, PCI, Security, Server monitoring

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

Avoid These Things When Logging From Your Application

It seems almost strange to talk about avoiding things while logging.  After all, logging is your last line of defense or your salvation in many cases.  Some crazy bug in the field that shows up every third full moon?  An… Read More

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Posted in Log Management, Logentries, Monitoring

Designing Data Access Object (DAO) Layer

Overview / Motivation
A key part in moving the creation of a product from custom craftsmanship to a repeatable engineering process is the construction of a modular system with decoupling of its components, as well as these components being easily… Read More

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Get your work done even faster with the Logentries REST API

Now you can get your work done even faster by automating tasks with the Logentries REST API. With the ability to programmatically query data, manage users, create alerts and integrate third party tools, it’s now easier to finish the job… Read More

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Posted in API, How To, Log Management, Logentries, Python

Hashing Infrastructures

Engineers in fast moving, medium to large scale infrastructures in the cloud are often faced with the challenge of bringing up systems in a repeatable, fast and scalable way. There are currently tools which aid engineers in accomplishing this task… Read More

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Posted in Cloud, Development, DevOps, Docker, Server monitoring

Logging the Lights in Your Home

It’s all the rage these days under the general heading of “Internet of Things” (IoT), but I have been a home automation enthusiast for more than 10 years now.  In the interceding time, I’ve done experiments and written about the… Read More

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Posted in Cloud, Community, IoT, Log Management, Logentries

4 Potential Security Issues Raised By Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a phenomenon. The game is objectively a success and has been breaking mobile gaming records almost weekly. The game’s current success is without being open in some significant markets and it shows no signs of slowing. It… Read More

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3 Ways to Improve Your Code Testing

I am a big fan of Test Driven Development (TDD). I drank the kool-aid a while back and have not had a regret since. When I sling code, I am always writing a test, or writing against a test. That’s… Read More

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Integrating Logentries with OpsGenie: 3 Easy Steps

Real-time alerts are only as good as their ability to successfully reach their intended audience. If an alert recipient only checks email once every several hours, email alerts would not be well suited for real-time notification.
It’s for this reason… Read More

Posted in Alerts, How To, Logentries

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