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Monitoring News, Articles, and Blog posts
Nathaniel’s Quick And Dirty Python Logging Lesson

Python has a special place in my heart in that it’s the only language I actually know. If you’ve ever struggled to get logging working well in a Python app (I know I have!), this article is a great guide on making it work.

Announcing the 2018 Sensu Summit

Last year’s Sensu Summit had a lot of great talks and announcements. This year’s should be equally awesome. Early Bird tickets are on sale for $99 USD right now.

The Mon-ifesto Part 3: Alert Response and Post-Mortem

Wrapping up this series, the author talks about incident management, Incident Command roles, and some brief thoughts on conducting postmortems. If you missed it, here’s Part 1 and Part 2.

Who monitors the monitoring systems?

Monitoring your monitoring systems isn’t as straightforward as you might think, and there are a lot of non-obvious challenges involved in it. This article talks about a few of those challenges, though we don’t actually have any solutions yet. Any takers?

A Complete Performance Breakdown of Cloudflare’s Public DNS Resolver

Not so much monitoring, but the data is interesting. Catchpoint did some third-party analysis of Cloudflare’s new public DNS to see how well it really does perform. Spoiler: it’s as good as Cloudflare says it is.

Why Analyze Raw MySQL Query Logs?

What value is there to be found in the MySQL query logs? Tons, as it turns out. My favorite tip: setting long_query_time to 0 will dump a ton of valuable data into the MySQL Slow Query Log (with the important caveat of “you might break prod doing this”).

See you next week!

– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor