Simplicity in Dev Tools is a Lost Art

By Jason Skowronski in Papertrail

July 19, 2018

For better or worse, developer and ops tools are getting more complex. How should we decide when to stick with simple tools and when to invest in more powerful or complex ones?

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Modern Apps Make Log Aggregation More Important Than Ever

By Jennifer Marsh in Papertrail

June 28, 2018

With the popularity of microservices, cloud integration, and containers, the distribution of log files can get out of hand. When you distribute applications in this way, log aggregation is more important than ever to quickly analyze and fix problems.

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Best Practices for Logging in Docker Swarm

By Andre Newman in Loggly

June 18, 2018

What happens when you start deploying dozens, hundreds, or thousands of containers across different machines? In this post, we’ll explore the best practices for logging applications deployed using Docker Swarm.

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Errors on the world’s top 100 websites and how to avoid them

By Jennifer Marsh in Rollbar

June 12, 2018

Even the most popular sites in the world have errors hidden behind the scenes. If errors happen on these popular sites, it can happen on your company’s website too. We’ll show you the most common errors and how to avoid them.

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Monitoring Errors in Android Apps

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

June 8, 2018

When developing mobile apps it’s important to monitor errors so that you can understand your user’s experience. Rollbar’s Android SDK lets you track and analyze errors that happen in your Android native applications, and even trace problems to backend services and third party APIs.

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Recreating (and preventing) last week’s AWS Availability Zone outage using Kubernetes

By Gerred Dillon in Loggly

June 6, 2018

Last Friday, a single availability zone (AZ) in AWS began experiencing connectivity issues. In this article, we’ll describe how an AWS outage can affect your services and best practices to survive an outage without it affecting your customers.

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Announcing the Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong

By Gerred Dillon in Kong

May 8, 2018

Today we are excited to announce the Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong. Container orchestration is rapidly changing to meet the needs of software infrastructure that demands more reliability, flexibility, and efficiency than ever. At the forefront of these tools is Kubernetes.

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Top 10 errors from 1000+ Ruby on Rails projects (and how to avoid them)

By Phil Nash in Rollbar

April 18, 2018

To give back to our community of developers, we looked at our database of thousands of projects and found the top 10 errors in Ruby on Rails projects. We’re going to show you what causes them and how to prevent them from happening. If you avoid these “gotchas,” it’ll make you a better developer.

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5 Surprising and Sneaky Ways Errors Impact Your Business

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

April 16, 2018

Every app is imperfect and generates errors, but do you know how errors affect your users and business? Here are five ways errors affect your business in surprising ways and how you can advocate to management about the importance of fixing them.

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Rollbar + Scout: a legit New Relic alternative

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

March 15, 2018

The New Relic price tag goes up dramatically as your server footprint grows. There’s a solution that offers richer features as an alternative to New Relic. When you combine Rollbar (errors) and Scout (performance), you’re choosing two best-of-breed, focused products that actually play well together.

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