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The Need for Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Testing Tools It should come as no surprise to learn that testing is at the heart of our engineers' daily activities. Testing is intrinsic to our development process, both in practical terms and in our thinking. Our engineers work with complex systems that are made up of complex components.… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
Analyzing System Performance Using Log Data Recently we examined some of the most common behaviors that our community of 25,000 users looked for in their logs, with a particular focus on web server logs. In fact, our research identified the top 15 web server tags and alerts created by our customers—you can read more about these in our… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
The Benefits of Vagrant Plugins  Following on from my recent DevOps blog posts, The DevOps Tools We Use & How We Use Them and Vagrant with Chef-Server, we will take another step forward and look into provisioning our servers in the cloud. There are many cloud providers out there, most who provide some sort of APIs. Dealing with the different… (Show more)
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Matt Kiernan
Today we are announcing the general availability of a brand new solution: Rapid7 InsightOps. This latest addition to the Insight platform continues our mission to transform data into answers, giving you the confidence and control to act quickly. InsightOps is Rapid7’s first IT-specific solution, enabling users to centralize data from… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
The Benefits and Challenges of D3 Angular Combination Today we'll be focusing on how to combine D3 with the AngularJS framework. As we all know, Angular and   D3 frameworks are very popular, and once they work together they can be very powerful and helpful when creating dashboards. But, they can also be challenging and confusing especially when… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
Server monitoring is a requirement, not a choice. It is used for your entire software stack, web-based enterprise suites, custom applications, e-commerce sites, local area networks, etc. Unmonitored servers are lost opportunities for optimization, difficult to maintain, more unpredictable, and more prone to failure.   While it is very likely that… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
What are Heroku Dynos?   If you’ve ever hosted an application on Heroku, the popular platform as a service, you’re likely at least aware of the existence of “Dynos”. But what exactly are Heroku Dynos and why are they important?   As explained in Heroku’s docs, Dynos are simply lightweight Linux containers dedicated to running your application… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
It’s generally a good practice to minify and combine your assets (Javascript & CSS) when deploying to production. This process reduces the size of your assets and dramatically improves your website’s load time.   Source maps create a map from these compressed asset files back to the source files. This source map allows you to debug and view the… (Show more)
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Rapid Seven
This post has been written by Dr. Miao Wang, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Performance Engineering Lab at University College Dublin. This post is the first in a multi-part series of posts on the many options for collecting and forwarding log data from different platforms and the pros and cons of each. In this first post we will focus on… (Show more)
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Trevor Parsons
Merry HaXmas to you! Each year we mark the 12 Days of HaXmas with 12 blog posts on hacking-related topics and roundups from the year. This year, we’re highlighting some of the “gifts” we want to give back to the community. And while these gifts may not come wrapped with a bow, we hope you enjoy them.   Machine generated log data is probably the… (Show more)
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