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4 items tagged “logs”


Metrics are lossily compressed logs. Traces are logs with parent child relationships between entries. The only reason we have three terms is because getting value from them has required different compromises to make them cost effective.

Clint Sharp # 25th February 2019, 10:15 pm


I’ve seen two different start-ups now, who hold personal data about customers in their “immutable log”. “How are you planning to handle GDPR requirements and removal of data?” – turns out the answer is often “Er – we haven’t thought about that.” Cue a sad face when I tell them that if they don’t modify their immutable log they’re automatically out of compliance.

Alex Hudson # 11th November 2017, 8:57 pm


asql—Apache SQL querying. Command line tool for loading web server log files in common log format in to a SQLite database, with a built-in interactive shell. # 14th October 2008, 11:22 am


The D Language and Server Logs. Neat example of a simple D program for crunching log files. # 3rd December 2007, 9:02 pm