Posts by Ann Jaskiw


How To Fixit: Keep it simple. Take a day. Make it fun.

Though the term technical debt often has a negative connotation, it is a common and often healthy side effect of rapid software development. Just as taking on a mortgage can be a well-calculated decision for an informed homeowner, amassing some technical debt to get a product out the door can be necessary. And, just as the buyer pays off that loan over time while thriving in a new home, a...

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Making the Most of Your Logs - DNS with Splunk

Prior to Flatiron, my main experience with logs was limited to scanning the output of tail -f on a flat file during a deploy or the occasional frantic search for strings like “error” when a system malfunctioned. I was excited when I discovered Silver Searcher, and started replacing grep with ag. I find this somewhat comical in retrospect. While manually digging through logs from the command line can be an...

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