Campus Bern : Logging

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Yesterday evening I talked about logging with the ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) and how you can put those tools to work.

We  gathered in the rooms of Meteotest Bern to learn about the Logging Setup we use at Amazee Labs and the possibilities the new tools give you.

Visualization > Plaintext

During the talk I covered also topics of visualizing the Data that is logged. I emphasized the fact that a visual representation of the data gives you a better feeling and understanding how good you are doing.

I already uploaded the Slides on my Slidedeck

However, where to begin?

This is an often asked question we covered in the succeeding discussion round.

There are two things I’d like to point you to if you are interested in getting your hands dirty with Logstash and the other tools:

First: The “Getting started with Logstash” from Jordan Sissel makes a good point to start and is illustrated with lots of good examples.

Second: I talked a bit about the Logstash Book and also ‘advertised’ it as the best few dollars you can spend for a book on this topic.

Thanks go out to Meteotest for supporting the Talk with Beverages and Snacks and Christian for organizing it!

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