10 May, 2017
How to Build Your Own DevOps Tools Platform [Short Guide + Infographic]
Here’s our stab at a list of the most salient DevOps disciplines and a sampling of the most popular tools you need to build a functional DevOps platform for your needs.
1 May, 2017
How to Install the Postman Native App in Ubuntu 16.04
I finally hopped on the Postman bandwagon ... and found there was no documentation for installing it on Ubuntu. So here it is. You're welcome!
25 April, 2017
How ‘Essential Alerts’ Could Have Saved the Millennium Falcon; How It Could Save Your Servers
Han and Chewie never knew if their hyperdrive was going to work when they needed to escape the evil clutches of the Galactic Empire. How can you use Essential Alerts™ to save your company’s uptime from going down the Sarlacc pit?
18 April, 2017
Mini Guide to Google’s Golang and Why It’s Perfect for DevOps
Apple has Swift, Microsoft has C#, so what’s Google’s Go good for? DevOps applications, it turns out. And we tell you everything you need to know about golang here.
10 April, 2017
How AWS's Major 2017 Outage Reveals an Egregious Error with Log Management Pricing Models
Amazon's major outage affected more than just the availability of websites and apps running on S3. It caused major spikes in log data. What did that do to your logging tool's bill?
4 April, 2017
Proactive vs. Predictive Alerts: When Log Management Doesn’t Really Prevent Downtime
When you're sitting down eating lunch and your product manager tells you customers can't access your site, you know something is wrong, and it's not just your server.
22 March, 2017
Setting Up Play Framework Evolutions with Dependency Injection and MySQL
If you wanted Play Framework, DB migrations, MySQL, and compile time dependency injection, you might have a tough time with Play's documentation. We've been there, and here's how we did it.
21 March, 2017
Splunk vs. Lumberjack - 3 Ways Lumberjack Beats Splunk
So you’ve decided that searching log files with your code editor and grep stinks, and you need a log management tool to corral the data and make it useful. Let’s take a look at Splunk's offering and how it compares with Lumberjack, our lean, affordable centralized log management tool that we’re excited to offer.
19 January, 2017
Blue Matador wins 2nd place in Start Madness Competition, Buys Space Heater for Basement
We have our priorities straight here at Blue Matador and are building central log management predictive alerts and a smart agent...after we bought a space heater.