Logs are like gold dust. Taken alone they may not be worth much, but put together and worked by a skillful goldsmith they may become very valuable. OpenShift comes with The EFK stack: Elasticsearch, Fluentd, and Kibana. Applications running on OpenShift get their logs automatically aggregated to provide valuable information on their state and health during tests and in production.
The only requirement is that the application sends its logs to the standard output. OpenShift does the rest. Simple enough!
In this blog I am covering a few points that may help you with bringing your logs from raw material to a more valuable product.
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John Frizelle, a Mobile Platform Architect at Red Hat, gave a talk on microservices wherein he provided some great advice about microservices. Most importantly, he provided guidance on when, where, and why (or why not) you should deploy them.
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As every developer knows, debugging an application can be difficult and often enough you spend as much or more time debugging an application as originally writing it. Every programmer develops their collection of tools and techniques. Traditionally these have included full-fledged debuggers, instrumentation of the code, and tracing and logging. Each of these has their particular strengths and weaknesses.
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