By: Margaret MacAfee

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LogDNA header2020 has been a busy year, and with so much to share we felt that this was the perfect time to launch LogDNA’s first-ever newsletter. We recently announced a $25M Series C and the evolution of our executive team to include Tucker Callaway as CEO. My co-founder, the Board of Directors, and I are all super excited to have Tucker take the torch as CEO while I focus my energy on business development and partnerships as Chief Strategy Officer.

At this time of year, we’re normally kicking off event season and making plans to connect with our users face-to-face around the globe. In the absence of that experience, we wanted to create another channel to touch base with you, say hello, and share what we’ve been working on at LogDNA.

Welcome to the newsletter; we’re glad you’re here!

– Chris Nguyen

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New and Noteworthy

A New Chapter

Check out this post from Chris Nguyen and Tucker Callaway where they discuss this new chapter at LogDNA. As Tucker puts in the post, “although this marks the beginning of a new chapter for LogDNA, it’s not a new book. The characters and the plot are the same, with a renewed focus on our individual passions and strengths.”

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Introducing LogDNA Web Server Template

We’re excited to announce our LogDNA Web Server Template, an out-of-the-box package of views, boards, and screens targeted towards leveraging LogDNA’s observability tools combined with industry best practices.

With the template, you’ll have instant visibility into your web server health, security, and analytics with just a few clicks.

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LogDNA Agent Updates

We are announcing a few exciting updates for the LogDNA Agent! Starting in mid-October, we will be splitting the LogDNA Agent into four different versions based on their platform or operating system (OS): LogDNA Linux Agent, LogDNA Windows Agent, LogDNA Mac Agent, and LogDNA Kubernetes Agent. This new change makes updates easier to deliver to our customers and enables us to build platform- or OS-specific features. We are also moving towards sending WinEvents with our NXLog integration and deprecating Debian 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.

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Age of DevOps eBook

Logging in the age of DevOps has become harder and more critical than ever; logging is key to maintaining visibility and security in today’s fast-moving, highly dynamic environments. With these needs and challenges in mind, this eBook covers how to best approach the log management challenges that teams face today.

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Virtual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2020

This year we are excited to connect with all of you at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon’s virtual conference, August 17 to 20, 2020. The event gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities. Visit our virtual booth in the silver expo hall to register for a hands-on LogDNA Lab following the event. We will donate $10 on behalf of each of the first 500 visitors to the European Food Banks Federation to support COVID-19 food emergency efforts. Register for your FREE Keynote and Expo Hall pass through Friday, August 7.

Register now

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The Logging Community

For our first newsletter, we decided to reach back to the beginning of the year for some of these posts since many people have been producing amazing content and projects while the world battles COVID-19.

The Latest from LogDNA Engineering on Logging

We kicked off our deep dive series with an exploration of logging performance for serverless applications. The code itself is all Python, so you may find the discussion interesting if you’re working in Python overall.

Logging Performance for Serverless Architectures, Part 1

Logging Performance for Serverless Architectures, Part 2

GitHub Repo: Benchmarking Logging

Community Logging Thoughts

Explore how you can use basic styling on your console.log messages

 Need to use log4net instead of Serilog and NLog? Dive into log4net in this in-depth tutoria

Check out this guide on adding structured logs to Golang 

This one is fun just because of the puns, but it’s also a really good walkthrough about solid logging instrumentation 

Finally, here’s a practical guide to sending Django (Python) logs to Cloudwatch

Contributors Wanted

There are some logging projects that want contributors! If you’re interested in contributing to an open source project or if you’re looking for something new to check out, explore these projects:

NLog

Loggin-JS

Serilog

If you want your project to be considered for the newsletter, reach out to laura.santamaria@logdna.com.

Happy Logging,
LogDNA

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