This post describes the structured logging setup used at Marketplacer to publish information about each request to our Rails application to our ELK stack.

Our primary goal for our ELK platform was forensics & long term usage analysis of back-office functionality. For example, we wanted to know:

  • has this route…

As a developer, designer or other direct contributor to the product creation process, there’s a single principle that drives morale, productivity and motivation:

I feel that I am effectively working on something I find interesting and meaningful in a safe environment.

If these conditions are not at least mostly satisfied…

Michael Pearson

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