Get “The Logstash Book”
No, I am not the author. I am, however, in the credits on page 1, with links and examples drawn from some of the content on this site. The author, James Turnbull, approached me and asked if it would be okay to do so and I agreed (of course!).
If you are just learning about Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana, this is the book for you. I’ve read through its pages. This is the book I wish I’d had a year and a half ago when I first started with Logstash in its infancy. A lot of what you will find in this book is the result of Jordan and the Logstash community’s hard work since then to make Logstash more user-friendly and accessible. You’ll be a Logstash maven in no time if you follow the basics in this book. The book even shows the basics of extending Logstash by adding your own plugins. Who knows? Maybe you’ll become a Logstash contributor too!
This is the first book published on Logstash, and it’s worth every penny of the inexpensive $9.99 asking price. Get it now, and get started with Logstash!
Disclaimer: I am not receiving any royalties to review or recommend this book. It succeeds on its own merits and I am pleased to be associated with it in any way.