Fantastic Elastic
Fantastic Elastic
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Fantastic Elastic

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Last updated on 2019-11-27

About the Book

This is a book by a QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer who loves Kibana.

It promises a fun, interactive reading experience for data fans, who can follow along just by reading, or trying out some or all of the steps for themselves.

If you are thinking of using Kibana, or about becoming an Elastic Certified Engineer, this could be a fun starting point.

About the Author

Anita Lipsky
Anita Lipsky

Anita is a Quality Assurance (QA) and Software Test Automation Engineer who works on development teams using Agile and software best practices in Oslo, Norway. She is a speaker, blogger and founder of www.purplebugs.com, and an active participant in both the Testing and Girls Can Do IT communities in Oslo.

Anita has a degree in Information Technology, and currently holds two ISTQB qualifications: the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level and the ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Extension.

Since starting writing her Fantastic Elastic book, Anita attended the Elasticsearch Engineer I and II classes, and is now an Elastic Certified Engineer.

You can connect with Anita via email or on LinkedIn.

Table of Contents

  • Book Blurb
    • Book cover text
    • Teaser text
    • About the book
    • About the author
    • Not an official Elastic product
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
    • Purpose of this book
    • Who this book is for
    • How to use this book
    • How I will do this project
    • How to give feedback
    • When I first heard of Kibana
    • What Kibana solved for me
    • Summary
    • Australian spelling
    • Coming up…
  • Book Part One: From no data…
    • These are the steps I will be taking in Part One
    • Summary
    • Coming up…
  • Create a data file to analyse
    • Create a data file
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Install Elasticsearch and Kibana on my computer
    • Install Elasticsearch
    • Check Elasticsearch is up and running
    • Install Kibana
    • Start Kibana
    • Check Kibana is up and running
    • Optional: Add Kibana’s sample data
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Import this data file to Kibana
    • Create an Index
    • Create an Index Pattern
    • Note location data should be converted to correct format
    • What about adding more rows to the dataset?
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Book Part Two: …to wow, Kibana!
    • These are the steps I will be taking in Part Two
    • Clean the data
  • Discover
    • Did the data import at all?
    • Is the data searchable by date?
    • Quickly view the data in Discover in a readable way
    • Filtering
    • Save a search
    • Open a saved Search
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Visualize
    • Create a “quick cheat” Vertical Bar chart
    • An overview of the Visualize area and toolkit
    • Create a Vertical Bar chart from scratch
    • Create a Vertical Bar chart from a saved query
    • Create a Tag Cloud
    • Creating a Horizontal Bar chart
    • Creating a Pie chart
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Dashboards
    • Create a dashboard using the saved visualisations
    • Adjusting the dashboard
    • Filtering on the dashboard
    • Editing a visualisation on the dashboard
    • Be delighed and inspired
    • Optional: Export the dashboard
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Book Part Three: Getting fancy
    • TO DO list
    • Summary
  • Dev Tools Console
    • Navigate to Dev Tools
    • What is JSON
    • Try writing and sending a JSON request
    • Try writing and sending a JSON request, without using your computer mouse
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Update spelling of Euphoria
    • The steps to take
    • What is the _bulk API
    • Adding data using the _bulk API
    • Steps to take
    • Create an Index Pattern for this new index
    • Create new visualisations and dashboards with this new index
    • Enhancing the data, not just adding new rows
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Update location data so it will show on a Kibana map
    • Steps to take
    • Create a map visualisation
    • Celebrate!
    • Coming up…
  • Now I want the world to see this
  • Conclusion
    • Resisting side tracking
    • Think about next steps
    • Canvas VS Kibana
    • Elastic Certified Engineer
    • What I learned about Elasticsearch
    • What Elasticsearch and their product suite solves
    • Thank you for reading
  • Credits
  • Appendix - Handy Commands
    • View all indexes, and how many documents, or “rows of data” are in each index
    • Delete an index
    • Make a quick copy of the index

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