Things are complicated and confusing lately in the world, to say the least. But sometimes it’s best to just stop and smell the flowers and take your mind off things. Even if it’s just for a little bit while you catch up with our authors. Check out what they’ve been writing about below.

Analyzing Router and Firewall Logs With Loggly

Routers and firewalls are two of the most important devices in any network. Thanks to routers, you can provide network and internet connectivity to all devices. Firewalls then allow you to secure traffic. The network traffic flowing through these devices, and each connection will usually produce multiple log entries. This means these devices will produce many logs. Find out more about analyzing routers with Loggly in this post from David Ziolkowski on Solarwinds’ blog.

Monitoring Java Application Logs With Loggly

Who doesn’t want their application to be better and faster than the others? A better application can be good for both your reputation and business. Understanding your application is the first step to enhancing your application. There are different ways of understanding your app, one of them being to monitor the application logs. Learn more from Omkar Hiremath on Solarwinds’ blog.

Ruby on Rails Logging Best Practices

Logging is vital for any nontrivial application. Without logging, you’d be completely hopeless when your application crashes in production, and you wouldn’t have the faintest idea of what went wrong or how to fix it. The importance of logging is the same across all technology stacks and types of software, and Ruby and Ruby on Rails are no exception to this rule. Check out this post from Carlos Schults on some of the best practices with all of this on Solarwinds’ blog.

Analyzing IIS Logs With Loggly

Running your web applications on the powerful Internet Information Services (IIS) platform from Microsoft has many upsides. For one, you’ll benefit from the support offered by the tech giant. But making sure your applications run at optimal health is often left to your own devices. Carrying out an IIS log analysis is the best way to see how your IIS-hosted applications are performing. Find out more from Taurai Mutimutema on Solarwinds’ blog.

What Is a Steering Committee and What Is Its Role?

Steering committees are one of the most mature and widespread IT management practices. They’re also found outside IT, especially on project-based work. So chances are that you will continue to come across them directly or indirectly. And if you’re trying to find out more about steering committees, look no further than this post from Michael de Ridder on Plutora’s blog. 

Blue-Green Deployments: What They Are and How to Use Them

Are you eager to deploy the next version of your software? Or are you afraid of the possible downtime during deployment? Or worse, that issues will arise and you’ll have to do a painful and complicated rollback? Then you might want to take a look at how software is traditionally deployed, what blue-green deployments are, and how you can use them. Find out more in this post from Peter Morlion on Plutora’s blog.

Log analytics is the process of analyzing aggregated log data to extract knowledge from them. Continuing the long and somewhat unfortunate Microsoft tradition of naming their services after what they do, Log Analytics is also the name of a service by Microsoft that helps you collect and analyze log data from Azure. Find out more from Carlos Schults on Scalyr’s blog.