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30. 09. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, NetEye

Tornado: Tracing

How can we allow a Tornado administrator to successfully track down the flow of an event through Filters, Rules and Actions of Tornado, if Tornado is processing thousands of events per second? Tornado administrators can have a hard time reading Tornado logs to understand why for example an action error comes from. Take this log…

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14. 09. 2021 Dominik Gramegna Development, Icinga Web 2, NetEye, PHP

Personal Impressions on Creating Custom Icinga Web 2 Modules

In my second and last blog I want to talk about the procedure for writing Icinga Web 2 modules (icingaweb2-modules) for NetEye. This will be my last blog because as of today, I will sadly leave this company. In my short time here I’ve had the occasion to learn the art of making own Icinga…

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25. 08. 2021 Charles Callaway Development, PHP

A Dead Simple CMS/WAMP Development Environment

Suppose you need to set up or maintain a simple but professional looking website on Windows (maybe even on a budget), be able to develop using tools like PHP, have it all work even when you don’t have web access, and then once you’re done, wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to compile,…

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20. 08. 2021 Valentina Da Rold Development

Research & Development – The Reorganization

As described in my previous post (Research & Development – The Spotify Model) we recently discussed the Spotify Model and various changes and improvements we could apply to our internal team organization. During our retrospectives two recurring problems popped out: long and exhausting sprint planning sessions difficulties in creating balanced sprints based on team members…

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30. 06. 2021 Mattia Codato Development, NetEye

Live Modification

In Würth Phoenix we usually organize a workshop with the Icinga2 team twice a year. These workshops are an opportunity for all participants to show the latest developments, propose new ideas and explore new solutions. They’re always very inspiring days with an incredible flow of ideas and a lot of code written. During this year’s…

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30. 06. 2021 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Video Tutorials, Part 5: Publishing on YouTube

Congratulations on finishing your first tutorial video! So now you can put it on your corporate web site, and maybe email or tweet out a link to it. But what about visibility? If your business is large enough to have a marketing department, you (or they) will likely want your tutorial videos to be part…

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11. 06. 2021 Valentina Da Rold Development

Research & Development – The Spotify Model

As described in our prior posts (Insights, Backlog, Planning Poker, and Spike), the Research & Development team adopted a full Agile approach about 5 years ago. We try to continuously improve our process, and that’s why we recently attended a new Agile course. It’s a long journey from basic Agile principles to the most innovative…

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20. 04. 2021 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Video Tutorials, Part 4: Editing and Compositing

In my previous blog post we looked at how to use a green screen to add an extra touch to the tutorial videos you upload to YouTube, particularly focusing on the ambient space for filming, the lighting (both the screen itself and the subject), and the necessary audio and video equipment. The goal of using…

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02. 04. 2021 Mattia Codato Development, NetEye

NetEye Smart Director

With the new NetEye 4.17 release, we’ve introduced a new feature: Smart Director. What is Smart Director? Smart Director is an extension of IcingaWeb2’s Director module that allows an operator to immediately deploy host and service changes without executing the classic Director deployment. Why another Director? The NetEye team implemented this fantastic feature to meet…

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02. 04. 2021 Mattia Codato Development, NetEye

Advanced Sphinx Theme Customization

In a companion post we talked about how to create a custom theme for Sphinx, like the one we made for the new NetEye online user guide.Sometimes just a basic customization is not enough and you want to create something much more advanced. In this article, we’ll look at some more detailed custom parts. Custom…

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02. 04. 2021 Valentina Da Rold Development, NetEye

How to Create a Custom Sphinx Theme

During this release we worked a lot to improve the NetEye User Guide. The new user guide is now independent of the NetEye product itself, it can be found online and its structure is greatly changed. By this I mean that we improved not only its content, but we also decided to use a more…

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01. 04. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, Log Management, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Log Management – Real Time Log Signing

Meeting the highest security standards is an absolute priority in NetEye. For this reason, in the continuous process of improving security in NetEye 4, we brought an important architectural improvement in the Log Manager module in the NetEye 4.17 release. The new architecture takes the name of Real Time Log Signing and its main focus…

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25. 03. 2021 Valentina Da Rold Development, ITOA, NetEye

How to Customize a Grafana Component

I’ve been working with Grafana since 2017, when I started as a Frontend Developer here at Wuerth Phoenix.I typically take care of the customization of the Grafana User Interface, with the goal of reflecting the NetEye look and feel inside Grafana, aka the ITOA module. I’ve already written about a simple way to customize the…

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26. 02. 2021 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Tutorials, Part 3: Using a Green Screen

In my last blog post we looked at practical suggestions for improving the tutorial videos you upload to YouTube, focusing on tips for audio recording, video recording and editing, writing the script, and uploading them. Now suppose you want to take the next step that will (hopefully!) add some impact to your tutorials: putting yourself…

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11. 01. 2021 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own YouTube Tutorials, Part 2

In my previous post I described the kind of tasks, resources and software that we had to master in order to create YouTube IT tutorial videos like the 20 Alyvix videos we made in 2020. As we looked back to compare the first few videos we made with the last few, it was easy to…

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