Issue #039

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Monitoring News, Articles, and Blog posts
Home – Practical Monitoring

My book, Practical Monitoring, is now available from Amazon and Safari Books Online! Many months in the making, I’m proud to see it on shelves now. If you’ve already got your copy, please let me know what you think and leave a review on Amazon! Want to try it before you buy? There’s a free chapter available at the link.

Fluentd v1.0 and Jaeger 1.0 Release!

Two big announcements from CloudNativeCon last week: Fluentd and Jaeger both hit 1.0 milestones with some major new features and improvements. Congratulations to both on a major milestone!

Why You Should Be Measuring Time to Last Byte in 2018 – Catchpoint’s Blog – Web Performance Monitoring

When it comes to monitoring performance at the browser, we’ve traditionally measured Time to First Byte (TTFB), Time to First Paint, domInteractive, and a few others. This article makes the case that we should be looking at Time to Last Byte as a primary measure. I like the idea, though it’s going to seriously screw with all those sites using external dependencies and loading them async. Then again, maybe that’s a good thing.

Performance metrics. What’s this all about? – codeburst

Want more about browser performance metrics? Here you go. This article goes into more depth on the current generation of the metrics available to us, what they mean, and how they’re best used.

SpeedCurve | Rendering Metrics

Want even more about browser performance metrics? The inimitable Steve Souders has got you covered and then some. Also, this is the first I’m seeing it, but SpeedCurve looks like a super neat and useful service.

Monitoring for Windows Event Logs and the Untold Story of proper ELK Integration – Infosec Topics

We don’t hear a lot about the Windows ecosystem around here, so I’m pretty excited to see this post about logging the Windows Event Log data to ELK. This post is a detailed guide on exactly what you need to do to get it all working well, mostly focused on the client side rather than the ELK side.

See you next week!

— Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor