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Which CSS Preprocessor Should You Choose? With the growing number of CSS Preprocessors like LESS, Sass, Turbine, Stylus andSwith CSS to name a few, it's hard to decide which to choose for your project, and which will provide the best CSS authoring. Rather than focus on evaluating every CSS Preprocessor (that would simply take too long), we will focus on the two most commonly used in the industry: Sass and LESS. We will provide a comparison on important deciding factors, like installation, features, and similarities & differences, to help you decide which is the best choice. Before we begin comparing... If you don't know much about CSS Preprocessors, I would recommend you first read this article: Ten Reasons You Should be Using a CSS Preprocessor to understand how they can make your life easier. Installation Let's start with the first fundamental step, installation.... (more)

The Unicorn Every #DevOps Is Looking For By @TrevParsons | @DevOpsSummit

Shared Services: The Unicorn Every DevOps Is Looking For In my hunt for the mysterious DevOps practice, I've been let down. DevOps are hard to find. When you find them, they do not exactly do what you think they should do. Some DevOps teams only execute on automation for dev; while others are operations folks with a new name; and still others are internal consultants helping operations and developers (but not actually doing the work). In my DevOps scavenger hunt I have identified a new type of creature: shared services (aka the unicorn) What I have learned about this mysterious ... (more)

How Log Data Could Help Win Your Fantasy Football League

Log data is a powerful resource being overlooked by businesses. The value that may be hidden in the data is so large, it is borderline reckless not to manage your log data. The main reason this is occurring, is because the beneficiaries of this information are often the end business users, who couldn't tell you the difference between a log and a blog. So there is no urgency to invest in a solution. This is where I step in, if you are in DevOps, software engineering, system administration, etc and want your company to invest in a log management solution; this is the article to sh... (more)

Let the Logs do the Talking

You are on top of your game. You have a log analysis tool churning logs from all your applications and infrastructure. And now that you have data (LOTS and lots of data...), you are able to understand your infrastructure better than you ever did before. You might even build a dashboard or two that tells you what is going on with your IOPS and utilization, at a glance. But when it comes time to explain system status or configurations to everyone else in the organization you get stuck. Stuck and frustrated that your time is being taken away from tasks that need to get done. Did you... (more)

Tailing All Your Logs, All in One Place

Logentries new Aggregated Live Tail provides effortless, real-time visibility that you cannot get anywhere else...and is a joy to use (and I cant say the same about carrying a cat by its tail - for so many reasons). For those of you not familiar with our existing Live Tail view, Aggregated Live Tail is a simple, elegant and powerful product enhancement that enables you to now select and monitor multiple live logs streaming into Logentries.  All events are visible  in real-time in a combined view of your log events as they happen. This allows users to monitor multiple streams of da... (more)