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How to Monitor Errors in Magento 2 the Easy Way

By Jason Skowronski in rollbar

October 25, 2018

In this post, we’ll show you how to enable exception printing and monitor errors in Magento 2 applications, both using the native exception log and the popular error monitoring solution Rollbar. Rollbar will give you an overview of all the errors happening on your store, how many customers are affected, and debugging information to find the root cause.

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Monitoring Java Application Logs with SolarWinds Papertrail

By Jason Skowronski in papertrail

October 24, 2018

Logging is the process of recording messages during the execution of a program, typically for troubleshooting operational problems or software bugs. Logs save valuable hours for both the support team and the developers by giving them contextual information to determine the cause of problems and how to fix them.

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Analyzing Heroku Router Logs with SolarWinds Loggly

By Jorge Orpinel in loggly

October 23, 2018

What are some common problems that can be detected with the handy router logs on Heroku? We’ll explore them and show you how to address them easily with SolarWinds® Loggly® log management.

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How to Analyze and Improve Page Load Performance

By Andre Newman in pingdom

October 19, 2018

In the age of high-speed Internet, poor performance can spell disaster for your website. 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than three seconds to load, and 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less. An extra one-second delay can result in fewer page views, a loss in conversions, and an overall decrease in customer satisfaction.

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Using Prometheus with AppOptics

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

October 18, 2018

Prometheus is an all-in-one, open-source monitoring solution. While metrics are commonly visualized using Grafana, a commercial application monitoring solution like AppOptics™ can offer extra functionality. In this article, we will take a look at setting up a simple web service, using Prometheus to gather metrics, and using AppOptics to display those metrics and fire an alert.

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How To Troubleshoot HTTP Errors With SolarWinds Cloud Monitoring Tools

By Jason Skowronski in papertrail

October 17, 2018

It’s important to get alerts when your site has a spike in HTTP errors so your team has immediate visibility. Resolving this issue quickly can minimize the impact on customer experience and revenue. Having the right tools in place can reduce your mean time to resolution (MTTR), pay off your investment quickly, and earn praise from your operations team, leading to more satisfied customers.

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Web Application Logging and Analytics Using SolarWinds Loggly

By Jennifer Marsh in loggly

October 11, 2018

Application logs provide a great deal of insight, such as critical errors ruining user experiences and active security attacks requiring immediate SRE or DevOps attention. Without logs, you have no idea how users interact with your application or how well it’s running. One issue for DevOps professionals is how to properly implement a full logging solution. It’s not enough to have logs; you also need a way to manage and analyze those logs to monitor application activity and performance.

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Introduction to Distributed Tracing with Zipkin and Jaeger

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

October 10, 2018

In another article, we dove into OpenTracing and OpenCensus to look more into the mechanics of how tracing works. Although we will be using different backends for our tracing, our demo application will use OpenTracing at its core. These examples will be using the Go Programming Language and the OpenTracing Go API, but you do not need to understand it in order to follow along with the examples.

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Introduction To Logging In Ruby On Rails

By Jason Skowronski in papertrail

October 3, 2018

It’s easy to recognize problems in Ruby on Rails, but finding each problem’s source can be a challenging task. A problem due to an unexpected event could result in hours of searching through log files and attempting to reproduce the issue. Poor logs will leave you searching, while a helpful log can assist you in finding the cause right away.

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Using Amazon CloudWatch Metrics with SolarWinds Loggly

By Jason Skowronski in loggly

October 3, 2018

Amazon CloudWatch provides metrics and log monitoring for AWS resources like elastic compute (EC2) instances, load balancers like ELB, and more. This data is important to monitor the health of your infrastructure and applications. You can use it to better plan capacity, auto-scale your instances, and even receive alerts when there are problems.

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