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Gibraltar Hub and Defect Tracking Systems: Better Together

Today’s Advent treat is on the power of Gibraltar combined with your defect tracking system. Here’s why it’s great: Automatically Create Defects for Each Unique Error In Your Software The key advantage is that you don’t get a defect for each error that happens but rather for each unique error across all of the places your application…

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Gibraltar: Get Log Files Immediately When There’s a Problem

It’s Day 12 of Advent and time to open up our next treat, today for users of Gibraltar – how to get the details immediately for your applications when there’s a problem. Most of the time log details don’t need to be collected quickly; it’s better to take an efficient, no impact approach that just…

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The Quick Start Guide to using Gibraltar in ASP.NET MVC

The first step in using Gibraltar within an MVC site is to install the agent. The easiest way to do this is via NuGet, either using the interface or the Package Manager Console; in either case the package you need is Gibraltar.Agent. Once installed you can start using the logging features right away using the…

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VistaDB: Running on Mono

Behind door number 10, on the Gibraltar Advent Calendar, is this little treat showing you how to run VistaDB on Mono. For this example, I’ll be using the Raspberry Pi, as it’s my new favourite little toy right now, but this technique will work on any Mono installation. So, first thing we’re going to want…

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Extend Gibraltar With Your Own Extensions – Try Our Samples

Today’s quick Advent post is on how to build the Gibraltar Add In Samples we ship so you can use them to get started with your own extensions to Gibraltar. You can create custom addins to extend Gibraltar Analyst and Hub in a variety of neat ways. Building the Sample Project Once you’ve installed Gibraltar…

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Hub: Email Notifications

Good morning everyone, and it’s time to open door number 8 on our Gibraltar Advent Calendar! In this post I want to talk to you about email notifications from Hub. To receive these, the first thing you have to do is to configure Hub to send them. This is really a two part process. Part…

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Using Gibraltar for Simple ASP.NET MVC Performance Monitoring

Behind door 7, we’re looking at performance monitoring and how you can easily use to Gibraltar to help track your application performance. If your customers complain to you about your website being slow, your first question needs to be “Define slow”.  It means different things to different people and in website terms it can cover…

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Handling Hundreds of GB of Log Data with Hub

Behind door 6 of our Advent series we have today’s walkthrough on how you can handle massive amounts of log data with Hub: When you first start out with Gibraltar you usually don’t generate a lot of data – our data files are highly compressed, your sessions in development aren’t too long and there aren’t…

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Gibraltar Advent Calender – Day 5

VistaDB: Five Performance Tips

This “treat sized” post is the tasty morsel behind door number 5 of our Gibraltar Software Advent Calendar and so I wanted to give you 5 tips for VistaDB performance: Use connection pooling to aid performance in ASP.net applications. Use the Disconnected ADO.Net objects to improve performance over a network share. Pagesize has performance implications.…

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Working with Gibraltar in a Team Environment

Gibraltar isn’t just a tool for the logging or diagnostic specialist on your team, you can get so much more by providing it to the whole team. See why in this post on Working with Gibraltar in a Team

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VistaDB: Deploying Your Database

Hello! This feature is the tasty treat behind door number 3 of our Gibraltar Software Advent Calendar and shows you how to deploy your VistaDB solution. By far the easiest way to get a VistaDB deployment done is via an XCopy deployment. Of course, despite the name, you don’t actually have to use XCopy to…

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