Have some downtime on your hands? Need a distraction? Check out what our authors have been covering this week in our digest below.

Regular readers of the Scalyr blog are familiar with our “Getting Started Logging As Quickly As Possible” series. As its name suggests, the series teaches how to get up and running with logging using a huge variety of programming languages and frameworks. While most of the posts stick to the formula laid out by the first post in the series, some venture into different formats, depending on the characteristics of the programming languages or frameworks they’re catering to. And this post is about a specific facet of the observability world: log metrics. Find out more from Carlos Schults on Scalyr’s blog.

The Practical Leader’s Guide to Regulatory Compliance

Try as you might, you can’t dodge business regulations. In the first decades of the explosion of tech companies and the internet, regulations were few and far between. That isn’t true anymore. Today, regardless of where your headquarters are located or where you do business, regulations are a fact of life. As a practical leader, you want to make sure that you comply with regulations. You know that meeting regulatory standards is what’s best for both your business and your customers. But you also know that regulations can turn into a big time suck. Find out more from Eric Boersma on Plutora’s blog. 

Software Delivery Orchestration: A Complete Introduction

Software delivery orchestration focuses on streamlining and automating multiple tasks related to your delivery pipeline. These tasks can range from software planning to testing, deployment, and monitoring. The goal is to remove inefficiencies to reap benefits such as a reduced cloud bill, faster time to market, and improved visibility. This article discusses software delivery orchestration and how it can positively affect your organization. Learn more from Michiel Mulders on Plutora’s blog. 

Windows Event Log Management Best Practices

In the past, system logs such as Windows event logs were only accessed when something went wrong—they served the sole purpose of troubleshooting the system. However, the logging industry has grown beyond functioning only as a means for troubleshooting. Nowadays, logs contribute to various metrics and allow for proactive monitoring methods such as anomaly detection. We’ve seen a general shift from reactive troubleshooting to proactive monitoring, and we’ve seen this in the field of log analysis. In addition, security standards such as COBIT, ISO 270002, and PCI DSS require your organization to implement centralized logging. This push toward inclusion in security standards caused a major boom in the logging industry. Find out more from Michiel Mulders on Solarwinds’ blog. 

Sonatype CEO on The Future of the Software Supply Chain

As CEO of Sonatype for the past ten years Wayne Jackson has a rich perspective on where software development, and where it intersects with security, is heading. As he noted during an interview with Sonatype’s CMO Matt Howard during the company’s 2020 Nexus User Conference, it’s been fascinating to watch the industry grow and change, and help Sonatype be a part of what’s shaped its future. Here are some of his thoughts on a variety of topics, such as Maven, the software supply chain, and speed vs. security no longer being at odds. Mark Henke can sum it up for you on Sonatype’s blog.