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Free AppOptics Dev Edition (APM for your test environment)

SolarWinds® AppOptics™ Dev Edition is a free, full-function APM tool for developers and quality assurance teams.

• Test and troubleshoot your application’s performance in a pre-production environment
• Debug distributed applications while they’re in development
• Catch bugs early, and gain full visibility and insight into the applications you’re developing

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7 Best Practices for C# Logging (With Examples)

In the world of software development, logging often takes a backseat to unit testing and documentation. But logging is a powerful tool for debugging in production, and it provides vital data on the real-world use of your application. When things stop working, it’s the data in the logs that both the dev and operations teams use to troubleshoot the issue and quickly fix the problem.

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Linux Log Monitoring – Seven Aspects to Pay Attention To

Monitoring application and Linux system logs is a skill that every seasoned SysAdmin has down cold. Logs provide a window into understanding the health of your systems, and they’re the first place to look when things aren’t working. But no matter how familiar you are with Linux log monitoring, even gurus of the command line can learn new tricks. Whether you’re an old hand or a relative newcomer, here are seven tips on how to monitor log files in Linux that you may have overlooked.

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Eleven Tips on How to Get the Most of AWS Logging

Amazon Web Services (AWS) comprises more than 90 services and covers everything from computing and storage to analytics and Internet of Things tools. Using these services to build applications at scale requires constantly monitoring the entire software stack to make sure the wheels keep turning. But it’s when issues arise, and the wheels come off, that every developer puts their AWS logging setup to the test.

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Seven Typical Problems With Logging Ruby (And How to Solve Them)

No matter how much logging you collect from other sources, some issues can only be diagnosed with application-level logging. As your application scales and you experience more crashing servers, network failures, and intermittent bugs, logs become even more important. Beyond application details, logs can even include business intelligence data to help you make improved business decisions.

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How to Optimize .NET Error Logging

Like most developers, you’ve probably seen the benefits of logging first-hand—the right log message can be the key to unlocking the trickiest of software issues. But not all logging is created equal and actionable logs don’t magically appear. If you want the very best logs, you need to optimize your logging using tried-and-true best practices.

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Logging Django Apps Made Easy With Papertrail

Looking for an easy-to-use web framework that provides high-level building blocks to go from concept to production quickly? One popular choice is Django, a Python web development framework originally created at World Online, a newspaper web company for rapidly building and launching websites to support news stories.

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Node.js Logging – How to Get Started

Node.js may be the run-time environment that lets you use a single programming language (JavaScript) for both server-side and client-side applications, but it has no shortage of logging methods. Even though there are clearly delineated trade-offs with each of the logging techniques, if you’re a newcomer, it can be difficult to make sense of them and to know which one is right for your environment.

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Monitoring Azure With Papertrail Log Management Tool

If there’s one thing developers can’t get enough of, it’s tools. Azure, the cloud computing platform from Microsoft, offers over 100 services and tools for building infrastructure and running software apps. Each of these services produces log files in various formats, containing a slew of important details such as service health and status, performance metrics, and resource access requests—everything developers need to monitor Azure and keep their apps running smoothly.

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Logging in Docker – How to Get It Right

Life would be much simpler if applications running inside containers always behaved correctly. Unfortunately, as every sysadmin and developer knows, that is never the case. When things inevitably start going wrong you need diagnostic information to figure out how and why. Being able to gather useful information from your Docker container logs can mean the difference between a minor issue and a critical outage.

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