Logging in Action teaches you how to make your log processing a real asset for your application, all with free and open source tools. You’ll use the powerful log management tool Fluentd to solve common log problems, and learn how proper log management can improve performance and make management of software solutions easier. Through useful examples like sending log driven events to Slack, you’ll get hands-on experience applying structure to your unstructured data.
about the technology
Fluentd is a powerful log management tool that seamlessly handles messy logging data, from operational errors, to application events, and security events. It decouples log data, such as SNMP or slow database queries, from backend systems and easily sends it where it needs to go—thanks to 500+ flexible plugins covering all major services.
about the book
Logging in Action is a guide to streamlining your log processing, turning logged data into a tool that will boost your application’s performance. It’s packed with tips and tricks on how proper log management can improve your application’s security, speed, and cost-effectiveness. You’ll master the basics of the Fluentd management tool, then take a peek behind the scenes at how different configurations will impact and improve the way your systems function. By the time you’re done, you’ll be able to reliably configure Fluentd so that it can easily scale to handle even the largest data loads.
Deploy Fluentd and Fluent Bit into varied environments
Configure Fluentd and Fluent Bit to solve common log problems
Fluentd for microservices
Connect a custom log source or destination with Fluentd’s extensibility framework
Create a custom plugin for niche problems
Logging best practices and common pitfalls
about the reader
For developers and operations people familiar with application logging or infrastructure monitor logs.
about the author
Phil Wilkins has spent over 25 years in the software industry. He works as a Technology Evangelist for Capgemini, specializing in cloud integration, APIs, and related technologies. Phil is TOGAF certified, and recognized by Oracle as an Ace Director (independent technology advocate) for his contributions to the integration and PaaS community.
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