elastic

Testing data shapes with go-lookslike

I’d like to introduce you to a new open source go testing/schema validation library we’ve developed here at Elastic. It’s called Lookslike. Lookslike lets you match against the shape of your golang datastructures in a way similar to JSON Schema, but more powerful and more Go-like. It does a number of things that we couldn’t find in any existing go testing libs.

rapidspike

How to Send Log Files to AWS CloudWatch - Ubuntu

AWS CloudWatch allows you to collect log files such as the Apache2 access or error logs from your AWS EC2 instances. This is especially useful if you have a scaling group of instances behind a load balancer. Rather than connecting to each instance and manually searching the logs with grep, CloudWatch centralises the logs into one log stream, allowing you to search all your log files from one place.

talend

How to bulk load Snowflake tables using Talend Cloud Platform

Talend Cloud is an Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering by Talend. It is a fully managed cloud option which has the capabilities of data integration, data stewardship, data preparation, API designer and Tester and Pipeline designer. These tools can be used for lightweight ETL and detecting the schema on the fly. One of the unique features of Talend Cloud is it provides both on premise and cloud execution environments.

cloudera

How-to: Automate the Systems Security Services Daemon Installation and Troubleshoot it with Ansible - Part 2

We summarized the technical details about the Systems Security Services Daemon’s configuration and installation in the previous blog post: Best Practices Guide for Systems Security Services Daemon Configuration and Installation (Part 1).

alienvault

The future of supply chain management

Currently, we’re in a period of growth for supply chain management. With the digital revolution bringing industry players around the globe closer together, business operations have expanded for companies big and small. As both business owners and consumers, we’re experiencing the changes every step of the way as well. Each change brings with it a new set of challenges and benefits.

SolarWinds Lab Episode #78: Migrating From Ticketing to Full Service

While it would probably be impossible to manage your business's technology or keep users happy without a help desk, there’s a limitation. You’re still interrupt-driven, reacting to a pile of problems and an endless stream of mundane tasks. In an ideal world, you users would self-manage, so you can be more proactive, and focus on the big issues that your business actually cares about. That’s where Service Desk comes in.
looker

Putting the Hack in Hackathon: The Winners of Looker_Hack : London

Following the success of our first Hackathon last October at JOIN 2018, we wanted a way to show some #LoveLookerLove to the folks across the Atlantic. To do this, we decided to fly out to the UK, meet more of our innovative Looker customers, and host our first Hackathon event in London.

trello

Be Competitive At Work (You'll Be A Better Team Player)

It all started innocently enough. I was chatting with a fellow freelance writer about growing her portfolio and client base. After more friendly conversation, she asked if I’d be willing to make an introduction to an editor I regularly work with. My stomach dropped into my shoes. Of course, I wanted to offer support and help her out—I’m not a total monster.

tripwire

Thousands of NHS computers are still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

Two years after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak shone a light on the computer security of the UK’s National Health Service, and five years after Microsoft said it would no longer release patches for Windows XP, the NHS still has 2300 PCs running the outdated operating system. The worrying statistic came to light in the response to a parliamentary question asked by shadow minister Jo Platt MP. The fact that 2,300 NHS computers are still running Windows XP is, obviously, not great news.