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Gibraltar: Spot Application Usage Trends with Analyst

Behind door 18 of our Advent treat list is a quick reminder of the great thing you can do with the Analyze Sessions feature in Gibraltar Analyst. At its heart, Analyze Sessions combines a Pivot Grid and a Pivot Chart with all of the session summary information available.  That means over 40 individual data elements…

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Using Gibraltar with Log4Net

Today’s Advent treat is how you can easily use Log4Net with Gibraltar Log4Net is, hands down, the most popular logging framework for .NET outside of Trace logging that’s built into the framework itself.   When we were designing the Gibraltar logging API we looked first at the capabilities of Log4Net.  Because of this, while our API is notably different…

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Using Gibraltar with NLog

Today’s Advent treat is how you can easily use NLog with Gibraltar Gibraltar has a built-in logging API that’s designed to cover a wide range of user scenarios, but sometimes you want to complement that with a third-party logging system like NLog.  This may be because you already have a deep investment in NLog or…

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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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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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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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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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Super Useful Perf Counters

Well, Rachel’s wit and charm is a tough act to follow, but I wanted to kick-off our Christmas Advent calendar with a little treat about the Windows performance counters Gibraltar collects automatically and how you can use them to identify memory leaks and other problems in your .NET apps. If you’ve ever used Microsoft’s PerfMon…

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I See MVC!

If you’re a web dev, you couldn’t help but notice that, whilst we carry a lot of content on our site, showing you how to use Gibraltar in various scenarios, the content for ASP.Net MVC is somewhat lacking, and by lacking I mean, ahem, non existent. Well, we noticed that too, and the good news…

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