Hopefully you’re enjoying the little things lately, like some greenery or maybe some peaceful walks. If you’d like more to do in your downtime, you can also check out these posts below from our authors.

JSON Logging Best Practices

The success of a company depends highly upon the performance of its infrastructure and applications. We know logs are important in troubleshooting performance and availability issues. But is troubleshooting the only purpose of logs? Of course not. Over the years, you’ve likely realized they’re important in other ways, too. For instance, logs are helpful in performance analysis. Another purpose of logs is the visualization of business dashboards. JSON logging is the best format for storing your logs, and here’s why. Check it out on Solarwinds’ blog in this post from Arnab Roy Chowdhury.

Monitor Android Apps to Improve User Experience

What if you’re a developer? You just released an app. The app has a nice UI and has all the features a user might demand. But, for some reason, the app is a bit slow. If a user comes across your app, because of slow speed, they won’t hesitate to uninstall the app. So how do you deal with this? The answer is monitoring the app’s log. Learn more from Arnab Roy Chowdhury on Solarwinds’ blog. 

Best Database Monitoring Tools in 2020

With every passing year, humankind creates more information than in the rest of history, combined. Technology runs the modern world, and a vital piece in this ingenious machinery is the database. Being such a crucial part of…well, pretty much everything, it should go without mention that taking care of our databases should be of paramount importance. Database monitoring tools play an important role. Carlos Schults can walk you through it on Solarwinds’ blog.

Best Database Monitoring Tools in 2020 List + Monitoring Tips, Metrics, and Implementation Guide

Databases are extremely critical components of the operations of most online businesses. Database performance issues contribute to almost 50% of the issues in applications. Yet, most businesses give little to no attention into the performance of their database. To help fix this problem, database administrators should use database monitoring tools. Find out more from Aditya Khanduri on TEK-Tools’ blog.

Zombie (Ghost) Assets and How to Stop Them

Zombie and ghost assets sound exciting, like a late-night movie you’d watch around Halloween. While in reality they may not be that exciting, they’re scary if you don’t understand and prevent them. The good news is the steps you need to take don’t necessarily require any special technology (though some might come in handy). Instead, it requires only good old-fashioned management to set up, resource, and run the right processes. Learn more about it from Daniel Longest on Enov8’s blog. 

The Savvy Manager’s Guide to Managing Remote Teams

You are one savvy manager. You’ve earned your scars, and you know how to manage a team to help them be successful. But now, you’re faced with managing a remote team. Can you imagine? Managing people that aren’t in the office with you? Maybe not even in the same location together? Relax, Marjan Venema has tons of advice for you on Plutora’s blog. 

Getting Your Security Program to Shift Left: Operationalizing Security Controls via DevSecOps

DevSecOps is a hot topic. It’s touted as a utopia where automation saves time and money while cutting risk and reducing dependencies. In reality, without effective oversight, DevSecOps leaves orphaned technologies, unmaintained repositories and application artifacts, and ruined credibility in its wake. The value of DevSecOps lies in shifting your security program to the left in your schedule—in other words, shifting it earlier into the software development lifecycle and testing against it all the time. Learn more on Daniel Longest on Sonatype’s blog.


ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy) is an open-source web application scanner. It’s an OWASP flagship project that you can use to find vulnerabilities in a web application. Find out more in this post by Omkar Hiremath on Sonatype’s blog.