Wouldn’t it be great if web apps and websites just worked the way they did in testing and staging? Unfortunately, it seems as soon as you release them into the wild, things start going wrong. When you’re getting calls from users or seeing availability alerts, getting your hands on the right data from your IIS logs can make a big difference in how quickly you respond.
Syslog has been around for four decades, and it’s a well-used tool in every DevOps and admin tool kit. The syslog format began as part of the Sendmail project, and it has since become a ubiquitous logging protocol used by hundreds of applications and supported out of the box by most major operating systems. This battle-tested logging format provides all the pieces you need to create actionable log messages and diagnose problems with your apps and services.
NGINX is a high-performance and reliable web server, capable of handling huge amounts of traffic for the internet’s busiest websites. When troubleshooting, you need a way to make sense of traffic and NGINX provides flexible logging features to capture valuable details and help you understand the behavior of your web server.
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• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.