When you think of logs, what do you think of? It's most likely
troubleshooting software applications and the infrastructure that underlies
them, keeping an eye on your production apps...perhaps even database logs and
some other things like that. Traditional log management stuff...I'm guessing
it's not sports cars, law enforcement, lighting, marketing metrics, and beer.
Well guess what? It can be!
1. Debunk an Inaccurate Journalist
Back in February of 2013 The New York Times published a negative review of
the Tesla Model S. To summarize, the reviewer wrote of a very negative
experience that nearly left him stranded in the middle of the highway.
Despite using range-optimization techniques, he elaborated, the driving
distance that a Model S can go on one charge was much lower than stated by
the company. The story got a lot of press as Tesla was ready to roll out a
We’ve had a lot of people asking for the Log Management Primer for a while
now. And, surprisingly, many of these folks have a strong technical
background, including developers. Some want it for themselves, and some want
it to pass on to a colleague, manager, etc. I’m going to explain what logs
are, where they come from and how you can get your logs.
If you’re a developer, this post probably isn’t for you as we don’t dig
into the code level nitty gritty, but it will give you a high level overview
of logs, where they come from and how they get sent to a third party service.
Where ... (more)
Last week we published an article entitled 'Log Management 101 - Where Do
Logs Come From?' to which one of our more witty readers retorted:
"Sometimes a server and an app love each other very very much..." :-)
The article covered some of the basics around collecting log data from
various parts of the stack as shown here.
In short these fall into the following categories:
Libraries for common languages and frameworks - Allowing you to log directly
from your application source code. Collector agents - Usually built for
common operating systems, agents will collect data from your f... (more)