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NGINX Access Logs Analyzer Tools

Logging can be of high importance when it comes to NGINX. Whether you use it as a main web server, a static content server, a reverse proxy, or a load balancer, you need to analyze your logs to understand if your NGINX performs well. There are a few options when it comes to log analyzer tools for NGINX. There are also tools non-specific to NGINX but capable of fulfilling the task. In this article, you’ll learn about a few of them. I’ll cover how they work and how they can help you. We’ll also talk about how to choose a suitable for your needs, and other options. Find out more from Dawid Ziolkowski on TEK-Tools’ blog. 

If you own any application that works with the internet, it’s essential to focus on server performance. There are a lot of things to take care of to have a well-performing server. But to improve something, you need to know where it stands in the first place. Therefore, monitoring your server is the first step to increasing your server’s performance. When talking about what to monitor to understand a server’s performance, there are many metrics that might come up. We’ll focus on just one in this post: server CPU usage. Learn all about it from Omkar Hiremath on Scalyr’s blog.

The Value Chain Model, Explained Simply and With Detailed Examples

The value chain model comes to life at the very moment you think of a product and expires at the moment a happy customer holds the product in their hands. If you step back a little, you’ll see that the term itself comprises two keywords: value and chain. The value part stems from the fact that the product appreciates value as it goes up the chain of activities. The chain depicts the connected nature of each of the value-giving stages in a product’s lifecycle. Taurai Mutimutema can fill you in on Plutora’s blog. 

Understanding, Measuring and Improving Time To Value (TTV)

The aim of every business, product, or service is to provide value to its customers. The business value refers to the benefits or unique selling propositions (USPs) that the customer believes they gain from your product. This value makes the customer’s life easier and better. It’s also the key reason why the customer invested in the product in the first place. Thus, customers expect every product to provide them with maximum value efficiently at minimum cost. Another factor, though, is how quickly the customer realizes this value from the product. This is where time to value comes in. This post will look at what time to value (TTV) is and why it’s a key metric to track during software development. Learn more about Aditya Khanduri on Plutora’s blog.

Learnings from Sqreen’s State of App Sec report: PHP Apps are 3x More Likely to be Exploited

With each passing year, we move more and more aspects of our lives online. The line between the online and the offline is becoming thinner and thinner as time goes by. In this scenario, saying that digital security matters is as true as it is obvious. Getting application security wrong can have dramatic consequences for organizations and individuals. That’s the dilemma of security: it’s both incredibly important to get right and amazingly easy to get wrong.  Find out how to get it right from Carlos Schults on Sqreen’s blog.

We also updated a post recently on C++ logging. There are many C++ logging frameworks out there to choose from. There’s log4cplus, log4cxx from Apache, as well as Pantheios. However, these are very rarely updated, and some are no longer maintained. Including dependencies in any project shouldn’t be taken lightly, but using third-party dependencies that are stale or not receiving updates will bring maintenance and potential security risks into your project. Find out more about it on Scalyr’s blog.